An Air Force major feels a volatile mixture of relief and anger when he is excused from performing a dangerous test in a new aircraft.

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Major Paul Peterson
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Carol Peterson
Paul Kelly ...
Colonel Hughes
Richard Eyer ...
Kit Peterson
Constance Ford ...
Mrs. Frances Nolan
Eddie Firestone ...
Captain Mike Cavallero
Adam Kennedy ...
Lieutenant Ed Simmons
Gregory Gaye ...
Dr. Franz Gruener
Steven Ritch ...
Major Irv Goldman
Richard Crane ...
Captain Jack Nolan
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An Air Force major feels a volatile mixture of relief and anger when he is excused from performing a dangerous test in a new aircraft.

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Final film of Paul Kelly. See more »

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In the briefing Gregory Gaye Dr. Franz Gruener says the pilot will free fall 33,000 ft before his parachute is opened by an automatic timer, should be Aneroid barometric parachute release. See more »

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Interesting story of 1950's Flight Experimentation
3 September 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film since 1957, and have been looking for it ever since. As there is no other information posted, I will report from memory (I was 11 years old at last viewing). This is a story about Air Force researchers trying to develop a safe ejection system for the new B-47 bomber. The navigator position required a rather unique ejection out the bottom of the aircraft. Added to this were the new human physiology problems of a man leaving a pressurized aircraft at extremely high altitude.

That's all I can remember. I've long thought it would be an interesting account of the development of new flight technology. John Payne was nearing the end of his film career at this time and about to go into television with "The Restless Gun," so this was probably a fairly low budget movie. The Air Force of course cooperated fully in movies like this in the interest of a larger share of the defense budget, so everything shown in the film is real, no cheesy miniature effects.


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