Federal Airlines ace pilot Chick Faber is grounded by Flight Superintendent Bill Graves when a doctor says his eyesight is failing. Aided by Mary Norvell and Nan Hudson, Graves persuades Chick to take a job as teacher in the school for airline hostesses, and Chick and Mary get married. He learns that the Army is going to test a stratosphere plane that he and Artie Dixon designed and feels that he should make the first flight but permission is refused.
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The "Stratosphere" airplane in the film is a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior, registration NC17342. The "NC" part had been painted over and replaced by an "X" to indicate it was experimental for this film. It had appeared in many other films, including Rosalie (1937), Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939), Secret Service of the Air (1939), Mercy Plane (1939) and Murder Over New York (1940). This plane was built in 1936 and sold to a private company. It was subsequently used by the RCAF in WWII with registration CF-BRK (RCAF 7653). Returned to the USA in 1944, it's was last known to be flying with registration N505 for the Cape and Islands Flight Service in Massachusetts until 1965. A total of 130 were built from 1936 to 1941. See more
The plane shown boarding at the beginning of the film has registration NC16002. However, the model used to show it in flight has registration NC17333 - an airplane that will be seen later in the film named "Flagship Chicago". See more