Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

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 Chuck Martin (111 episodes, 1957-1960)
Craig Hill ...
 P.T. Moore / ... (111 episodes, 1957-1960)
Nancy Hale ...
 Helen Carter (70 episodes, 1957-1960)
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform all types of jobs. Janet Culver was the original secretary being replaced by Helen Carter in the second season. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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3 January 1957 (USA)  »

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Copter Patrol  »

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The show used Bell Helicopter Models 47G and 47J Ranger for the series. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah! (1993) See more »

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A Favorite Childhood Memory
23 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having just read all the previous comments on this show, there is not a whole lot I can add, except to say that I remember vividly the day that WPIX TV in New York (Channel 11) debuted this show, complete with a contest (hosted by "Officer Joe Bolton" -- I never quite got how a police officer figure into the equation, but then, I was just a kid) where the winner would receive a remote-controlled model helicopter. During the commercial breaks, "Officer Joe" would conduct demonstrations of the prize. Some kid would come on stage and operate a tethered remote control helicopter, and you would hear the sound of the real Bell helicopter in the background. I remember thinking how cool that was, and I remember my mom telling me how fake the sound was. Fifties TV at its very best (smile).


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