AIRMAIL CREATES AN INDUSTRY:
James "Jack" Knight was part of
the relay team of pilots that flew 2,629 miles across the
country on February 22-23, 1921. These pilots were tasked
with proving to a skeptical U.S. Congress that airmail could
travel both night and day. Only one pilot dared to fly the
mail through wretched weather in the middle of the night between
Omaha and Chicago, saving Praeger's airmail service.
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