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(ended 1960)

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • The Big U aka The Uranium Hunters
      After finishing up on an aerial photography assignment, Chuck and P.T. get hired to look for a store owner's missing father-in-law, who is a "weekend" uranium prospector. Upon landing in the area, the pilots are met first with verbal resistance and then gun fire.
    • Rampage
      Rampage
      Episode 2
      2/18/57
      9.8
      Chuck and P.T attempt to capture a sick gorilla which has escaped from a circus and is terrorizing the local town.
    • Boy On The Roof
      Boy On The Roof
      Episode 3
      2/11/57
      0.0
      P.T. and Chuck work out a plan to save the life of a teenager. The boy is perched on a high building threatens to jump.
    • Fire Flight
      Fire Flight
      Episode 4
      2/25/57
      0.0
      When three climbers are caught on a mountain by a forest fire, Chuck and P.T. are called to help but have little time to find them.
    • Hot Wire
      Hot Wire
      Episode 5
      3/18/57
      0.0
      Chuck and P.T. must brave some dangerous flying in a windstorm to deliver a respirator.
    • Mountain Flight
      Mountain Flight
      Episode 6
      3/25/57
      8.3
      A man hires Chuck and P.T. to fly him around for a weekend hunting trip. Only they soon discover the man's pry is human.
    • Ghost Town Flight
      3/11/57
      8.5
      Three boys on a camping trip in the mountains explore a ghost town left abandoned after minning ended in California. Two of the boys accidentally fall into an old mine shaft. The youngest goes to find help. Chuck and P.T. see the boy from their helicopter and fly him to a hospital, then go back to try and find the others.moreless
    • Hostage
      Hostage
      Episode 8
      3/4/57
      0.0
      A small plane is stolen by three escaped convicts with the intent on making a getaway. But the plane has little fuel and must return to the airfield, where the convicts take a hostage.
    • Diamond Smugglers
      4/1/57
      0.0
      Whirlybird pilots Chuck and P.T. are accused of smuggling when their helicopter is spotted in Mexico the same day diamonds go missing and are allegedly moved across the U.S. border.
    • Lynch Mob
      Lynch Mob
      Episode 10
      4/8/57
      0.0
      Chuck and P.T. fly a reporter into the mountains for a story when they discover a lynch mob chasing a man who shot a Deputy Sheriff.
    • Sky Net
      Sky Net
      Episode 11
      4/15/57
      0.0
      A hunter is flown into the mountains intent on tracking and killing a cougar.
    • Prison Break
      Prison Break
      Episode 12
      4/22/57
      7.5
      A woman poses as a student pilot with the purpose of using a helicopter to orchestrate a prison break.
    • Top Of The Mountain
      4/29/57
      0.0
      A box supposedly full of much needed medicine is flown to a rich man's mountain top retreat.
    • Operation Blue Hen
      Operation Blue Hen
      Episode 14
      5/6/57
      8.0
      Whirlybird pilots P.T. and Chuck take on a dangerous job when hired to fly a bomb into a canyon for testing.
    • The Human Bomb
      The Human Bomb
      Episode 15
      5/13/57
      0.0
      A bank robber needs assistance and forces Chuck and P.T., at gunpoint, to help him.
    • Missing Witness
      Missing Witness
      Episode 16
      5/20/57
      8.8
      Chuck and P.T. come to the aid of a couple who, after deciding to testify in court against a crime syndicate boss, find themselves being chased by the ring.
    • The Egg Code
      The Egg Code
      Episode 17
      5/27/57
      0.0
      Thanks to the sharp eyes of P.T. and Chuck, the Army is now alert to a group that is spying on government installations.
    • Superstition Mountain
      6/3/57
      0.0
      Chuck and P.T. are hired to fly in supplies to a remote gold mining operation. But a psychopathic killer is convenced that an ancient Apache Indian superstition will hide his crime and bring harm to the Whirlybirds.
    • Homicide Haven
      Homicide Haven
      Episode 19
      6/10/57
      0.0
      As Chuck and P.T. fly across the desert, they discover a house that is well hidden, even from the air. When they find that a man is living there, his story of being a reclusive writer clashes with Chuck's feeling that he's seen his face somewhere.
    • Riptide
      Riptide
      Episode 20
      6/17/57
      0.0
      Chuck and P.T. try to help a friend find his courage again, after the pilot has grounded himself following a bad crash.
    • The Black Pearl
      The Black Pearl
      Episode 21
      6/24/57
      0.0
      Chuck and P.T. get hired to take a diver out to an undiscovered oyster bed he has found. They are promised a portion of the pearls if they can get to the site ahead of the diver's former partner.
    • Illegal Entry
      Illegal Entry
      Episode 22
      7/1/57
      0.0
      Chuck and P.T. respond to a distress signal from a yacht but suspect something else is going on when the passenger they fly to a hospital is covered from head to toe in concealing bandages.
    • Lady Luck
      Lady Luck
      Episode 23
      7/8/57
      0.0
      P.T. and Chuck are hired to ferry a man to Las Vegas. But the man decides to leave suddenly, with a group of cheated gamblers close behind.
    • Hide And Seek
      Hide And Seek
      Episode 24
      7/15/57
      0.0
      A nine year old boy, who has hidden in a trunk, loses consciousness and is trapped as the car is prepared to be crushed for scrap.
    • Hobson's Choice
      Hobson's Choice
      Episode 25
      7/23/57
      0.0
      A reclusive man rescues a famous actress on a movie location while P.T. captures the act on film. But after the photograph appears in a newspaper, the man is outraged by the violation of his right to secrecy and attempts to shoot P.T.
    • Crisis
      Crisis
      Episode 26
      7/29/57
      0.0
      P.T. and Chuck fly a woman to a relative's house way up in the mountains, only to be told to set down far from where the sister lives. They then learn that their fare has gone missing and must now find her.
    • Journey To The Past
      8/5/57
      8.0
      A wealthy man hires Chuck and P.T. to transport him to the site of some pre-Aztec ruins as found on a map received from a stranger.

      Nancy Hale joins the cast as Helen Carter, replacing Sandra Spence as The Whirlybirds' secretary. She'll remain throughout the run of the show.
    • Aerial Circus
      Aerial Circus
      Episode 28
      8/12/57
      8.5
      A brother and sister circus aerial team learn how to fly a helicopter as part of their act. But they soon raise the suspicions of P.T. and Chuck when they return a chopper with damaged pontoons just after an armored car is robbed.
    • Cycle Of Terror
      Cycle Of Terror
      Episode 29
      8/19/57
      9.0
      Chuck and P.T. try to stop a sniper on a motorcycle from terrorizing a town.
    • Fury Canyon
      Fury Canyon
      Episode 30
      10/7/57
      9.5
      A newspaper reporter enlists the help of P.T. and Chuck to search for a family that has mysteriously disappeared from their trailer in the desert.
    • The Rustlers
      The Rustlers
      Episode 31
      10/14/57
      8.5
      Cattle rustlers use a unique method of stealing cows from ranchers.
    • I'll Get Even
      I'll Get Even
      Episode 32
      10/21/57
      0.0
      Chuck and P.T. help a special agent search a chemical plant for a bomb, after a disgruntled employee makes an anonymous phone call with the threat.
    • Incident In Del Rio
      10/28/57
      6.5
      A ranch owner hires Chuck and P.T. to help identify something that flies over his ranch at night, making high pitched sounds and scaring his workers.
    • Sky Hook
      Sky Hook
      Episode 34
      11/5/57
      0.0
      A storm has sent a small boat into the rocks near a lighthouse. The injured men have no means of rescue except for Chuck and P.T. and their helicopter.
    • The Secret Cove
      The Secret Cove
      Episode 35
      11/11/57
      0.0
      The wife of a rich sportsman, who has disappeared in his yacht, hires Chuck and P.T. to find the boat, and hopefully him.
    • Take A Little, Leave A Little
      2/10/58
      9.0
      The delivery of payroll funds to a construction site are delayed by a storm so Chuck and P.T. must store the money in the office safe until it's discoverd that some of it has gone missing.
    • Airborne Gold
      Airborne Gold
      Episode 37
      1/13/58
      8.0
      Chuck and P.T. get hired to help a melon farmer oversee his land, which is spread over both sides of the U.S./Mexican border. But little do they know is that the farmer has been hiding gold in their chopper and smuggling it to the other side of the border.
    • Iron Mountain
      Iron Mountain
      Episode 38
      1/20/58
      9.5
      P.T. and Chuck must fly a federal agent into a remote area to deal with an old recluse who refuses to sell his mountainous land for mining.
    • Panic At Green Ridge
      1/27/58
      0.0
      When a woman, who is vacationing at a mountain cabin with her family, comes down with a case of appendicitis, her husband tries to get help, only to crash the car on his way down the mountain.
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
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