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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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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The Whirlybirds
18 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am totally a loyal fan of this particular TV series. Like one other person expressed on this website, I wish there was a DVD collection of every episode ever produced. As an aviation buff, I can appreciate the use of the two Bell helicopters used in the series. Any other series that followed including Chopper One and Airwolf came in second and third as far as I am concerned. One contributor noted that Craig Hill had moved to Spain to pursue his acting career. I had not known that and makes a lot of sense considering his roles he has undertaken since the demise of the Whirlybirds. Kenneth Tobey was a gifted actor and could play anything from drama to comedies. He is truly missed. I hope one to find a complete collection of this memorable series.


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