Out of the Blue - The Life and Legend of Kirby Grant -Sky King

Out of the Blue: Sky King

By TIM TROTT

Those of us of a certain age grew up with the Sky King television show. Those old black and white TV shows inspired many aviation careers. That includes many airline pilots, flight instructors and even astronauts. I met and got to know Kirby Grant and his wife, Carolyn, after they retired to Central Florida in 1971.
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Those of us of a certain age grew up with the Sky King television show. Those old black and white TV shows inspired many aviation careers. That includes many airline pilots, flight instructors and even astronauts.

I met and got to know Kirby Grant and his wife, Carolyn, after they retired to Central Florida in 1971. I visited Kirby as he was recovering from heart surgery in 1978. He told me he was writing a book. The title would be the iconic words of the announcer at the opening of the Sky King television shows. The title was to be “Out of the Blue”. Kirby even mentioned the not-yet-started book in an interview on Good Morning America. That interview can be found on YouTube.

After Kirby’s passing in 1986, Carolyn Grant told me that “book” had existed only in Kirby’s mind and intentions. Writing this book is the fulfillment of a promise I made to Carolyn Grant.

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available

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Publish Date

2018-05-13

Published Year

2018

Total Pages

104

ISBN

‎ 1549606220

ISBN 13

‎ 978-1549606229

Format

Paperback and eBook

Country

USA

Dimension

6 x 9

Weight

4.8 ounces

File Format

ePub

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Readers Feedback

Great book!

Great Book- When I heard this book was available I purchased right away and can say I am not disappointed. It brought back memories of those Saturday mornings watching Sky King on the old black and white TV. This book has many fascinating facts about my childhood (and nothing has changed 60+ years later) hero. Tim Trott did an excellent job and I am sure Kirby Grant is extremely pleased with this book. Anyone who grew up with Sky King this book is an absolute must! Wonderful book.

RobertL

RobertL

September 26, 2023
All the episodes

The book reviews all of the episodes and brings back many great memories.

Rose Schnitzke

Rose Schnitzke

September 26, 2023
What you need to know about the man and the series

Listing of all his movie appearances--listing of all the episodes with description.--list of all the aircraft used with details. I talked to him about this when he toured Illinois. He told me no one would be interested in this. I told him they would. Lets prove him wrong on this. Thank you Mr. grant for bringing me into the world of aviation for the rest of my life. He's gone and the sky took him. What was said about Guynemer--1917.

Captain Jim Carone

Captain Jim Carone

September 26, 2023
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