Sky King was an American radio and TV series. Its lead character was Arizona rancher and aircraft pilot Schuyler “Sky” King. The series may have been based on a true-life personality of the 1930s, Jack Cones, the “Flying Constable” of Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, California, although this notion is unverified.
Although the series had strong western elements, King usually captured criminals and spies, and found lost hikers with the use of his airplane, the Songbird. The airplanes flown by King changed during the course of the TV series, but were still known as the Songbird, although the number was not given for the last model assigned to this role.
King and his niece, Penny (and sometimes Clipper, his nephew), lived on the Flying Crown Ranch, near the fictitious town of Grover, Arizona. Penny and Clipper were also pilots, although they were inexperienced and looked to their uncle for guidance. Penny was an accomplished air racer, rated as a multi-engine pilot, whom Sky trusted to fly the Songbird. In the third TV episode, Penny referred to Clipper as “my brother