Kyle Bushman and the Vintage Air Rally: Across the Americas in 45 days

Pleasant Hill's Kyle Bushman sits in a Navy N3N Biplane - the plane he and Bryan Harper, of Junction City, will use to retrace the 1920s airmail routes from Argentina to Florida in November as they participate in the Vintage Air Rally. MIKE ROTHGEB/THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE

On Dec. 17, 1903 in North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright performed their debut flight for a distance of 852 feet, in 59 seconds. This landmark achievement paved the way for modern airplanes. On Nov. 1, 2018, 115 years later, Kyle Bushman, 25 . . .