A technically oriented aerial thriller which stars Holden as a test pilot at Edwards Air Force base in California. Holden's strong desire to sit in the cockpit meets with some opposition from general Nolan. Holden was a prisoner during the Korean War and cracked under the pressure of
brainwashing. Nolan now fears that Holden will again crack, but this time during the crucial test of the experimental Bell X-2 rocket plane. Nolan's position is swayed by his secretary-girl friend Leith, who was romantically involved with Holden before he was taken prisoner. Holden calms Nolan's
fears and proves himself more than capable, especially when he gets Nolan out of a tight si...