Flyin’ Flynn – October 1937

24 Oct

“Warners have fired Errol a red-hot telegram, ordering him to discontinue
flying lessons on the Robin Hood location. Studio nearly had a fit
when it learned Flynn and Patric Knowles have been renting a plane at a Chico
airport and making night flights. Knowles, a licensed but comparatively
inexperienced pilot, was in the role of teacher. Flynn, of pupil.”

– October 26, Harrison Carroll


“Garbed in their Robin Hood costumes, Errol Flynn and Patric Knowles scared a farmer near Chico, Calif., where the company is on location, by asking him how to kill a pig-one they claimed they found. He took one look at their costumes and slammed the door in their faces.”

– October 16, Hollywood’s Gabby Corners


Here is Flight Instructor Knowles with His Illustrious Student Pilot ..

— Gentleman Tim


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  1. timerider

    October 24, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    So funny! What a pig story! those were wonderful times in this world. My dad got away with so much in the late 30’s as a young teenager.My dad was a sailor and a pilot. In his 13th and 14th year he was driving cars and hanging out at an airport. In the early 40’s before he went into the Navy he was flying by the seat of his pants. WWII was a kink in the way until the 50’s when dad was flying all the time.Errol was the same and got away with so much very young and he never really grew up! A kid till the end!
    Errol packed 100 years of living into 50!

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