The film details Australian contributions to flying, including the feats of Lawrence Hargrave, an early flight of Harry Houdini in 1910, T.E. Hart's flight from Sydney to Penrith, Guillaux's 1914 flight in Sydney, the work of Ross and Keith Smith, and Australian flying inventions. It then covers the history of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and his plane, The Southern Cross, in particular his circumnavigation of the world. It also touches on the development of the Australian postal air route.
British preparations for a German bombing raid are examined, as well as the resultant destruction caused by the raid and the defences mounted by Britain's Royal Air Force. Canadian preparations for air defence, should the country be attacked during the then-current Second World War is also highlighted.