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Airmail Adventure: The Story of Jack Knight's Flight


Have you ever flown on an airplane through the night? Remember how dark it looked outside the airplane’s window? Now, imagine flying through the night with no lights in the freezing snow searching for a place to land. It’s time to discover airmail pilot Jack Knight’s fantastic journey through the skies in 1921. Join host Kyle Kinane for a story about bravery and human ingenuity that laid the foundation for our incredible postal system. Jack Knight’s mission was to deliver mail through the skies during a time that airplanes had no lights or modern navigation systems. As he took off, he couldn’t imagine what was in store for him over the next 24 hours. Join us on his journey and let’s go on an adventure!

About the Host

Kyle Kinane is an actor and comedian from Illinois. Kinane has performed  on television programs Last Call with Carson Daly, Conan and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Kinane is an avid needle pointer and crocheter. As a teenager, he was active in 4-H and would often enter his creations in county fairs.

About Honest History

Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at and @honesthistory.


This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.