Sky King (1951–1962)

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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King,... See full summary »

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 Penny King (72 episodes, 1952-1959)
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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King, his niece Penny and their Cessna 310 airplane "Songbird" were constantly involved in one adventure after another. Viewed by many children in the 1950's, this program was responsible for inspiring many later aviation careers. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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Referenced in Jimmy Buffet's song "Pencil Thin Mustache" "Writin letters to Sky's niece Penny" See more »

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Western, a plane and a blonde
18 September 2003 | by (Calgary AB Canada) – See all my reviews

As with many of us "of a certain age" (i.e., aged) "Sky King" was a huge part of childhood. It ignited a lifelong interest in airplanes as well as reinforcing another aspect of personality. No one else has bothered to mention that Penny was gorgeous! I recall not one plot and do remember thinking that, like several others, the early 50s series were overshadowed by the mid- to late-fifties Westerns.


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