Jerry and Cass have always been competitive. Now that Cass is a well respected Naval aviator like his father, Jerry leaves the submarine service to become a flying cadet with Class 61 at Pensacola. During training, Jerry meets and falls for Cass's fiancée Irene. After air sickness, jitters and a crash landing, Jerry gets his wings. Cass is not as lucky as he is crippled in a crash and must retire. Cass designs a new fighter for the Navy as Jerry pilots flying boats in San Diego. Jerry will do anything to show Cass that he is a better pilot, even if it means leaving the Navy to test the experimental fighter that killed test pilot Steve Conners.
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Did You Know?
The ship that Scat thinks is shooting at him during his solo flight is the destroyer U.S.S. Chandler (DD-206). Commissioned in 1919, she was converted to a minesweeper (DMS-9) in 1941 and served throughout World War II in the Pacfic earning 8 battle stars. She was decommissioned in November 1945 and sold for scrap a year later. See more
When the trainees arrive Pensacola there are several shots of planes taxiing and flying. In the background there are mountains, which do not exist around Pensacola. Rather, the scenes were filmed at North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego CA and Point Loma was the mountainous area in the background. See more
Referenced in Swingtime in the Movies
Wings Over the Navy
Music by Harry Warren
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