Cast & Crew
On the advice of her sister Midge, a recent graduate, Ruth Jackson, a librarian, attends a school for airline hostesses run by Celia Hansen. At the school, Ruth meets fellow students Lorraine Carter, a former nurse, and Jennifer White, a war widow whose husband loved flying. She also meets pilot Dennis Hogan and falls in love with him. Hoping to be introduced to his boss, a wealthy sportsman, Lorraine flirts with Dennis. Her tactics make Ruth believe that Dennis is betraying her, and she ends their relationship. Meanwhile, Jennifer meets pilot Fred MacCoy, who knew her husband during the war. Although Fred falls in love with her, Jennifer is still mourning her dead husband and does not return his feelings. As the final step in a strenuous training course, the students must learn to use a parachute. On the day set for the first jump, Ruth learns that Midge has been killed in an airplane crash and loses her nerve. She leaves the school, but is drawn back by memories of Dennis. When Ruth again loses her nerve, Lorraine calls her a coward and goads her into jumping. In the air, however, Ruth becomes confused and almost waits too long before pulling the parachute cord. After Ruth successfully completes the jump, she learns that Lorraine insulted her to help her complete her training. Ruth then discovers that her jealousy of Lorraine was unfounded and is reconciled with Dennis. When Jennifer hears that Fred is taking a flying job in South America, she realizes that she has fallen in love with him and accepts his proposal. Ruth and Dennis also plan to marry after she fulfills her airline contract.