Tailspin Tommy (played by John Trent) flies again in Monogram's Sky Patrol. The plot is motivated by an airborne smuggling operation, masterminded by gunrunner Mitch (Leroy Mason). Assigned to thwart the villains is young Carter (Jackie Coogan), the son of Tailspin Tommy's flight commander (Boyd Irwin). Deathly afraid of guns, Carter is unable to effectively pursue the smugglers, and as a result is shot down and captured. With the help of Tommy and his pal Skeeter (Milburn Stone), Carter gets over his firearms phobia and helps to bring the criminals to justice. Marjorie Reynolds costars as requisite heroine Betty Lou, who despite her stewardess job never gets off the ground!