Somehow the Vin Fiz was tied together for its last big push. Rodgers reached Pomona, Calif., stopped there an hour and then took off through a huge crowd that wouldn't move until he aimed the Vin Fiz directly at it.
At 4:04 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, almost two months after his departure from Sheepshead Bay, Cal Rodgers reached Pasadena. It had taken him 49 days to fly 3,220 miles, although his actual time in the air had been only 82 hours and four minutes.
A happy mob of over 20,000 people wrapped him in a flag and paraded him around the city. Rodgers said modestly to the reporters who swarmed around him, "I don't feel much tired. I believe that in a short time we shall see it done in 30 days—perhaps less."