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Chick Farber, a crack pilot for a commercial airline, has a girl in every airport, although his real love is stewardess Mary Norvell. In addition to piloting, Chick and his co-pilot, Artie Dixon, are building a revolutionary new aircraft named the strato-liner. Artie's devotion to his new plane angers his sweetheart, stewardess Nan Hudson, who has been trying to convince the co-pilot to marry her. While taking a routine physical examination, Chick fails the eye test and is grounded by company manager Bill Graves. Bill, with the help of Mary, convinces the dejected Chick to take a job as an instructor at the stewardess training school, and when Chick impulsively proposes to Mary, the couple elope before he starts his new position.
Chick finds that he has little patience for his giggling new students, however, and soon quits his job. Chick suffers another blow when he learns that Lt. Parsons has been assigned to test the strato-liner, and he angrily steals the plane to conduct his own test flight. All goes well until Chick's eyesight fails him and he crashlands the plane. With his license suspended, Chick tells Mary that he is leaving her to enlist in the Chinese Air Service. En route to China, Chick stops in San Francisco, where he drafted by the army to teach in their flight instruction school. Soon afterward, Bill abruptly changes Mary's assignment to a flight bound for San Antonio, and she is puzzled until Chick meets her at the airport where he is working as a flight instructor and asks her to stay on as his wife.