12 episodes

Between the years of 1967 and 1972 over 300 commercial airplanes were hijacked worldwide, with over 130 of those happening in the United States alone. This period would become known as "The Golden Age of Hijacking." American Skyjacker is the tale of a small-time crook named Martin 'Mac' McNally, who dreamed of the ultimate mile-high score: hijacking a plane and getting away with $500,000 in cash; but Mac's hijacking is just the beginning of a truly epic and incredibly wild true-crime saga.American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally is a ten-episode series.

American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally Imperative

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    • 4.8 • 780 Ratings

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Between the years of 1967 and 1972 over 300 commercial airplanes were hijacked worldwide, with over 130 of those happening in the United States alone. This period would become known as "The Golden Age of Hijacking." American Skyjacker is the tale of a small-time crook named Martin 'Mac' McNally, who dreamed of the ultimate mile-high score: hijacking a plane and getting away with $500,000 in cash; but Mac's hijacking is just the beginning of a truly epic and incredibly wild true-crime saga.American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally is a ten-episode series.

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    I Can Do That | Chapter 1

    I Can Do That | Chapter 1

    In the wake of the infamous D.B. Cooper hijacking, Martin ‘Mac’ McNally, an ex-Navy mechanic and gas station attendant who moonlights as a small-time crook, hears the details of the mysterious Cooper heist on the radio and thinks, “I can do that.”
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    • 38 min
    Gateway to the Sky | Chapter 2

    Gateway to the Sky | Chapter 2

    After casing airports around the Midwest, Mac decides to hijack an American Airlines flight out of St. Louis’s Lambert International Airport and demand $500,000— more than twice what Cooper had escaped with.
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    • 42 min
    Free, Fallin' | Chapter 3

    Free, Fallin' | Chapter 3

    After a vigilante derails his plans mid-hijacking, Mac must improvise a way to escape authorities with his money— and without being killed in the process.
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    • 48 min
    Which Way Out | Chapter 4

    Which Way Out | Chapter 4

    On the lam somewhere in the mid-West, Mac is arguably the most wanted man in America — and he'll do whatever it takes to avoid capture.
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    • 44 min
    Trap, The Fox | Chapter 5

    Trap, The Fox | Chapter 5

    Mac meets another skyjacker in prison — the James Bond of career criminals — a man named Garrett Brock Trapnell. In this episode, we'll learn Trap's wild backstory as he and Mac plot an insane escape from the Supermax prison where they're incarcerated.
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    • 48 min
    The Writer, the Mother, and the Con | Chapter 6

    The Writer, the Mother, and the Con | Chapter 6

    As Mac and Trapnell execute their brazen prison escape, we'll explore the motivations of the third hijacker in our story: Barbara Oswald, the woman helping them escape via helicopter.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
780 Ratings

780 Ratings

jband420 ,

Bingeworthy

I binge this podcast once a month, probably top 5 podcast!

Ty$harp ,

Amazing people out there

Truly captures the lifestyle of this crazy man. I hope one day to meet up McNally.Will definitely recommend everybody I know

PacoSal77 ,

Excellent

So much detail, such an interesting story. I highly recommend....

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