The old black and white Sky King TV shows inspired a lot of aviation careers, from pilots and flight instructors to airline pilots and NASA astronauts. But you probably don’t know that Kirby Grant Hoon appeared in more than 65 movies under a variety of names and began his career as a musician and singer in the 1930’s
The Sky King book is finally here!
The printed edition of Out of the Blue: The Life and Legend of Kirby ‘Sky King’ Grant is now available at Amazon.com at an introductory price of just $12.95 plus shipping (or FREE shipping with your Amazon Prime!)
We’ve even added more information and details since the last revision of the e-book version. If you bought the e-book version be sure to download the new version.
If you were waiting for the printed version to revisit the world of Sky King, Penny, her bother “Clipper” along with Grover County sheriff Mitch, and all the airplanes in the 1950s television show, it’s finally here, including quite a few color photos. Own this little piece of aviation television history!
When Bill Fergusson was National Sales Manager for the Cessna 310, he was called into Cessna boss Bob Chatley’s office to discuss a new marketing opportunity to help promote Cessna’s new twin aircraft. Little did he realize he was about to have a brush with Hollywood fame as Sky King’s “accidental” stunt pilot. Continue reading “Sky King’s “accidental” stunt pilot.”
The WACO biplane was said by some to be the plane that Kirby “Sky King” Grant learned to fly, instructed by “barnstormers” in the 1920’s. One online report says that Kirby Grant “got his license” from the FAA in 1929.
In late April, 2017, I headed to Indiana to meet with Steve and Amy Brown who run the Brown Flying School, operating out of Sky King Airport (3I3) near Terre Haute, Indiana. The airport was built by Steve’s father, Herman, some 55 years ago, in April of 1962.