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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Kirby Grant ...
 Sky King / ... (72 episodes, 1952-1959)
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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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There were two "Songbirds" used in the series - the first was a Cessna T-50 Bobcat, the second was a Cessna 310B. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera (1991) See more »

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Out of the clear blue Western sky,
3 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

it's... SKY KING! Neeeeeeooooooowww (plane diving behind announcer's voice) I saw this show when I was a kid - around 5 yrs. old. The shows were syndicated releases shown on my local station. It was around 1959 or 1960 and the series had debuted in 1951. I don't remember much about the shows, other than Sky King wore Western Wear, Penny had blonde hair and they flew around in a plane looking for lost people and stopping baddies from doing dastardly deeds.

I liked the plane, a Cessna T-50 named Songbird, but I was a little more impressed with jets at the time.

Sky was friendly and Penny was "Golly-gee-whiz." It was a good show as I remember it.


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