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The working title of this picture was Flight Eight. According to a news item in Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. suspended Olivia de Havilland for refusing the female lead in this picture. A Hollywood Reporter production chart credits Tom Reed with screenplay, but his contribution to the final picture has not been confirmed. According to the Variety review, this was Edmund Grainger's first production for Warner Bros. Flight Angels marked the motion picture debut of actress Lynn Merrick (1921-2007), who was billed as Marilyn Merrick on this and two other 1940 films until changing her first name to Lynn in 1941.