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REMEMBERING THIS MORNING TV SERIES

Image 1 - Official Sky King DVD Box Set All 72 TV Episodes + Book + Aviation History Bonus
The Songbird. a twin-engine Cessna T-50 .


The television version (NBC/ABC) starred
Kirby Grant as Schuyler 
“Sky” King, an Arizona rancher and airplane pilot, with
Gloria
Winters
as his niece Penny and Sky’s nephew Clipper, played by
Ron Hagerty


The series had strong Western elements, King usually captured
criminals and spies and found lost hikers, though he did so with
the use of his airplane, the Songbird.
 

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From left: Kirgy Grant,Gloria Winters and Ron Hagerty.

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Original Release: September 16, 1951 – March 8, 1959.

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During production of the series.

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PLANE CRASHED INTO POTOMAC RIVER IN 1982

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On January 13, 1982, an Air Florida Boeing 737-222 plunged into
the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people. The
crash, caused by bad weather, took place only two miles from
the
White House.

The Air Florida flight took off from Washington National Airport
in Arlington,
Virginia, with 74 passengers and 5 crew members
on board. The plane had flown into Washington from Miami in
the early afternoon and was supposed to return to Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida, after a short stop.

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SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the
first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and
covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight.

Who Were The Wright Brothers? - Teachers (U.S. National Park Service)

Experience the Wright Brothers National Museum in Dayton, Ohio
The Wright Flyer at Carillon Historical Park, Dayton, Ohio.

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FIRST HELECOPTERS ARRIVED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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The ferry carrier, USNS Core, arrived in Saigon with the first U,S,
helicopter unit. This contingent included 33 H-21C Shawnee Pysanki
helicopters and 400 air and ground crewmen to operate and maintain
them.Their assignment was to airlift South Vietnamese Army troops
into combat.

 

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1941

The Attack on Pearl Harbor - YouTube

Remembering Pearl Harbor: Comparing news headlines from around the world |  Blog | findmypast.com

The Path to Pearl Harbor | The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

Headlines & photos: Japan bombs Pearl Harbor in Hawaii - US declares war &  joins WWII (1941) - Click Americana

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