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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Complete series cast summary:
Kenneth Tobey ...  Chuck Martin 111 episodes, 1957-1960
Craig Hill ...  P.T. Moore / ... 111 episodes, 1957-1960
Nancy Hale ...  Helen Carter 72 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: Bon Voyage (1956) 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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The helicopter was the star of this adventure series.
11 August 1999 | by yenloSee all my reviews

A great show that was syndicated. Two guys run a Helicopter company (and of course have a good looking secretary) and help out the police, firefighters, Army etc, whenever they can. Which of course was every episode. They were either tracking escaped criminals or rescuing some bonehead who had gotten themselves stranded out in the middle of nowhere. Each episode managed to let the viewer know that the Helicopter was really the shows star. When this show was being run every helicopter pilot around must have thought "How come I never have any adventures like those Whirlybird guys" Blue Thunder and Airwolf came years later and featured helos but never seemed to match the magic of this late 50's gem.


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

3 January 1957 (USA) See more »

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Copter Patrol See more »

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Desilu Productions See more »
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(111 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono
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