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 Chuck Martin (111 episodes, 1957-1960)
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 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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Saturday Morning Action
3 April 2002 | by (Streeb Greebling Acres) – See all my reviews

This late 50's series was repeated in the 70's over here in the U.K and my Brother and I were addicted to it (as addicted to Champion The Wonder Horse!).

Many an hour was spent "being the Whirlybirds" and wishing that we had a Helicopter and got up to the same "daring do's" that the two leads in the series did.

I remember the series well and would love to see at least just one episode again to see if it was a fun as I remember. But it may be best that I dont, endless shots of the copter and some chump stuck up to his waist in mud may not have the same "exciting" look as they did when I was 6, but you never know


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