He also was a pilot & in the Civil Air Patrol the LA area for many years. He did the actual flying of the hero's small plane for the TV hit "Sky King", which was a series about a crime-solving western rancher.
I remember that once, when I was about 5 yrs old (I'm 72 now), he took me up in his plane. While we were flying, he let my 'steer'. I recall getting sick to my stomach, and was glad to get down on the ground again. When I rejoined my family, they were all excited about the loops, spins, & turns we did. My Uncle told them that it was me flying the plane, and they were amazed. For my part, I didn't know for sure, but I doubted it!