Idaho Experience

Pioneers of the Air

Passport Season 2 Episode 2 | 38m 25s

When the first commercial airmail pilot took to the air in Idaho in 1926, it didn’t take long before many realized airplanes could open the state to a world of possibilities. But before Idaho could reap the benefits of flight, the state needed airports, runways, and pilots who could navigate miles of desert and wilderness. Find out how early pilots took on Idaho’s rugged landscape.

Aired: 12/02/18

Rating: TV-G

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Major Funding by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation. Additional Funding by Anne Voillequé and Louise Nelson, Judy and Steve Meyer, Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation, the Futura Corporation, the Friends of Idaho Public Television, Idaho Public Television Endowment and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.