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Opening credits include the following statement: "Creative acknowledgement for technical assistance in use of Geodetic plane to the Pleweve Aircraft Corporation." This was the first release by Picture Corp. of America, an independent production company formed in December 1940 headed by William Pine and William C. Thomas, former press agents and then associate producers at Paramount. Reviews noted that writer Edward Churchill had an aviation background and that star Richard Arlen was running a flyers' training school near Hollywood. Hollywood Reporter news items indicate that Marsha Hunt was initially cast in the film, and that some scenes were shot on location at the Metropolitan Airport in Van Nuys, CA.