Early Flight Influence


Some may recall the old Television show Sky King. It was a TV program that ran originally and in syndication from around 1951-1962. In my day we could only watch it on our black & white TV set. Sky King was a western rancher who used a twin engine Cessna 310B (a Bamboo Bomber in earlier shows) in many adventures to save the day. Sky King was played by Kirby Grant. I'm on the right side of the picture along with my two sisters and a neighbor boy. The TV show sparked my early interest in flying. It was really cool to meet Sky King!