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Great American Aerial Adventures Announces Four-Day, Coast-to-Coast Air Caravan September 17-20, 2011

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Great American Aerial Adventures Announces Four-Day, Coast-to-Coast Air Caravan September 17-20, 2011

Great American Aerial Adventures Announces Four-Day, Coast-to-Coast Air Caravan September 17-20, 2011

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A century ago, great adventurer Calbraith Perry Rodgers accepted William Randolph Hearst’s $50,000 challenge to be the first pilot to fly across the country in less than 30 days. While he didn’t win the prize, his 49-day flight from Sheepshead Bay, NY to Pasadena, CA ignited the country’s passion for flight and fueled the dreams of fellow adventurers. On September 17, 2011, exactly 100 years later, a group of like-minded pilots will create a spectacle in the skies as they caravan across the country. This first Great American Aerial Adventure, The Rodgers Cup, will depart from Kitty Hawk, NC and land four days later in Long Beach, CA. Along the way, they will explore the countryside, camp under their wings, enjoy local gourmet fare and live Americana music — and participate in nightly Campfire Sessions featuring expert lectures on aviation, geography, history and local interest points.

The Rodgers Cup is open to the first 200 plane entries received from valid pilots flying a registered airplane. The event is not a race, but a tour designed for enjoyment, camaraderie and learning. The average daily flight time will be four-to-five hours at an average pace of 125 knots – a pace and speed slow and low enough to allow entrants to truly enjoy the country’s great landscapes.

Registration of $750/adult and $350/child under 12 includes all meals, events, entertainment, Campfire Sessions and camping fees. Registration is available at greatamericanaerialadventures.com.

About Great American Aerial Adventures

Great American Aerial Adventures, LLC (GA3) was formed to provide group-flying events focused on exploration of culture and country. Routes are flown at low altitude, low speed and in short increments so participants can revel in the beauty below. Evenings on the ground include local culture, gourmet fare and expert lectures as history, geography and aeronautical advisors are brought in to enrich each leg of each event. While luxury accommodations are typically available, adventurers are encouraged to camp under their wings. For more information, visit www.GA3.us or www.greatamericanaerialadventures.com.

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