Based on the cartoon strip by Hal Forrest, this thrilling serial faithfully re-creates all of the exciting characterizations and non-stop action followed by millions in the daily comics. Tommy Hopkins is a youthful auto mechanic recruited to fly for the Three Points Airlines in a race against time for a mail-delivery contract against airline rival Tiger Taggart. After winning the contract, Tommy becomes a full time pilot and a local hero when he saves a crowd of children from being killed by a runaway plane and also later prevents a railroad catastrophe. Taggart becomes infuriated by Tommy's success, and along with his henchmen, sabotage the airlines and try to crash Tommy's plane in a series of aerial "dog fights" that will keep you on the edge of your seat with some of the most remarkable stunt flying ever filmed.
The bad guys try to sabatoge the heroic work of a young man recruited to fly planes for Three Points Airlines. His name is Tommy Hopkins otherwise known as Tailspin Tommy. It just so happens that the leaders of this crew of henchmen all work for the rival airline Tiger Taggart. They go after our hero with their dogfighting planes but Tailspin Tommy is way too good for them in this 12-chapter serial.