Desilu Studios' Whirlybirds had a fairly long run , 111 episodes from 1957 to 1960. It's a wonder it's almost forgotten today.
The star of the show was the Bell 47 helicopter, and the studio worked closely with the Bell corporation in filming the show. The human stars were Kenneth Tobey and Craig Hill. Robert Altman directed many episodes.
Click HERE to read a Whirlybirds comicbook story!