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)
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 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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The idea for Whirlybirds came from the I Love Lucy episode Ep13 Bon Voyage that aired 16 Jan, 1956. Bob Gilbreath did all the aerial stunts for both the I Love Lucy episode and all the Whirlybirds episodes. See more »

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

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Whirlybirds Was The Best!
26 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Whirlybirds" TV show got more guys interested in flying helicopters than any other show! The Bell 47 was used in the first episodes, to be followed by the Bell 47J later. Kenneth Tobey and Craig Hill were excellent in the roles of Chuck Martin and P.T. Moore. They would always use a copter to save lives, solve crimes, or take care of business. This is one series I would LOVE to see on DVD! An awful lot of pilots would buy them as fast as they could make them, if they were of good quality! It was so much fun to watch the boys get in and out of one scrape after another. You knew they weren't the real pilots, but it was fun and games anyway!


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