While on special assignment in Vietnam, Sarnac discovers that the orphan he plans to adopt has been kidnapped by North Vietnamese.
Sarnac learns his father has cancer; Jackie's date with a flier lasts all night.
Vanessa insists on spending time away and visits her old friend Elly (Kathleen Lloyd); Carl advises Raynor on matters of marriage.
Vanessa's joy over a job with an electronics firm palls when she learns she's pregnant; Sarnac works with NASA's astronaut program.
Jackie makes her first solo flight; Sarnac presides over the trial of a pilot who aided a Soviet defector in defiance of orders.
Vanessa resents Raynor's trip to Vietnam; the North Vietnamese capture Raynor; Jackie and Patrick's relationship turns to romance.
The U.S. government asks Raynor to organize a sting operation to catch an Edwards Air Force Base visitor suspected of espionage.
As Vanessa consoles the widow of a test pilot killed during an X-15 test, she confronts the possibility of losing her own husband.
Vanessa and Raynor keep a pilot-friend and his wife from separating; Carl learns he is seriously ill.
A reporter tails Raynor during the testing of a flight system in hope of getting government defense-spending data.
Raynor helps a comrade complete a dangerous phase of test-piloting; Jackie sees a change in her relationships with men.
Sarnac and a Japanese pilot rally when engine failure forces them to bail out over mountain terrain.
Wesley marches in Washington, D.C.; Raynor testifies before Congress about a friend's faulty aircraft.
At President Kennedy's request, Raynor flies to Vietnam to check on the increasing political problems plaguing the region.
The Sarnacs get involved in the civil rights fight when Wesley and a friend protest a local cafe's segregation policy.
Raynor flies a spy mission to evaluate nuclear weaponry in the People's Republic of China.
Patrick runs away to an Alaska-bound fishing ship; Raynor must stop a bitter ex-pilot from selling secrets to an aviation magazine.
Raynor asks his family to help him decide between an Air Force command post or a lucrative civilian job in the aviation industry.