Highway Patrol

Season 1 Episode 24

Desert Copter

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Aired Unknown Mar 12, 1956 on
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Desert Copter
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As a result of an APB broadcast on radio stations, Dan picks up the trail of a murderous con man heading out into the desert. The only way to catch up with him is by air.

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    Delvin McCarthy

    Delvin McCarthy

    Gordon Ryan

    Guest Star

    Roy Bourgois

    Roy Bourgois

     

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    Elmore Vincent

    Elmore Vincent

    Service Station Attendant

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    Bob Gilbreath

    Bob Gilbreath

    Helicopter Pilot

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      • During the final scene of this episode, a Highway Patrolman is seen dangling from a helicopter and then finally drops into the bed of a truck. This stunt was actually performed on camera by the main helicopter pilot himself, Bob Gilbreath.

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      • It was because of his work in this episode, that helicopter pilot Bob Gilbreath would be recommended for his SAG card by director Herb Strock. Gilbreath would go on to be one of the helo pilots and technical adviser for the hit series The Whirlybirds. Gilbreath died in a helicopter crash in 1961 at the age of 35.

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