Show Type: Western/Adventure
Produced: 1956-1959 (111 episodes)
Released: January 1957
Chuck Martin..... Ken Tobey
Pete "P.T." Moore..... Craig Hill
Janet Culver (1956-1957)..... Sandra Spence
Helen Carter (1957-1959)..... Nancy Hale
Helicopters were substituted for horses in this contemporary Western.
Chuck and P.T. were pilot partners in an outfit called Whirlybirds, Inc. located in Southern California. They hired out for all sorts of jobs, such as locating lost prospectors, delivering vital supplies, and even chasing a bad guy or two.
There were plenty of stunt scenes, where on e of the heroes would dangle from the end of a rope to pluck a client out of danger, or even leap from the chopper onto the back of a villain galloping away on horseback. Janet Culver was their original pretty secretary, replaced after the first season by Helen Carter.
The series was originally made to run on the CBS network, but instead was put into syndication by CBS Films. It became a substantial hit with the younger set.
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