"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,...
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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
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"Sky King" is one of the first television shows I remember watching, so
it has great nostalgic value for me. I'd love to see it again, since it
has been 50 years since I last watched the program!
I do remember the character "Penny," probably more than I remember "Sky
King," although the name Kirby Grant (Sky King) was always remembered
and I couldn't have told you who played Penny until I read the title
page here at IMDb. I do recall Gloria Winters (Penny) has a wholesome,
cute blonde. I've read some reviews that say she is annoying in this
program, but I can't recall that.
A cowboy who flew airplanes - now that was a different angle for a
storyline! This was an adventure program that was a favorite in our
family, too, as my father always had interest in flying and eventually
was able to buy a small plane - a Cessna, similar to the one Sky King
I'd sure love to see some episodes of this again, although I don't know
how they would look today. I am encouraged that some of these are
available on DVD. One thing for sure: you can't beat the good messages
that television shows brought to us families in the '50s, unlike the
garbage you see today.
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