No Highway

Welcome to IMPDb!
Dedicated to identifying aircraft throughout Movies, Television, and Video Games!


Dear Friends:

As many of you have noticed, The Internet Movie Plan Database ( has recently had a hard time keeping up with the growing demands of our users. In 2009 when a couple of us got together to begin putting the website together, space was never an issue. In fact, it has steadily grown with virtually no problems throughout the years.

In about the middle of 2016 we began to run into server space issues. We have since made upgrades (moving to a VPS, buying more space, etc), but the site continues to outgrow the upgrades. The meager ad revenue generated by the site isn't sufficient to cover the annual cost of running the server. We who manage the site have never made money from it, it has only ever earned enough money to cover actual server costs.

In an effort to continue serving the needs of aviation enthusiasts around the world, we are asking for donations to keep this site up and running consistently like it did when it was a smaller, newer site. If you've enjoyed this website and would like to see it continue being the site you go to for your aviation screenshot needs, please consider donating.

Oh yeah, new users and edits are now active (hopefully for good) while we're testing new and improved spam/bot protections :)
Thank you,
IMPDb Staff

From The Internet Movie Plane Database
Jump to: navigation, search
No Highway movie poster in the US title No Highway in the Sky.

Movie (1951)
AKA: No Highway in the Sky
French title : Le voyage fantastique

James Stewart (Theodore Honey)
Marlene Dietrich (Monica Teasdale)
Glynis Johns (Marjorie Corder)
Jack Hawkins (Dennis Scott)
Janette Scott (Elspeth Honey)

An aerospace engineer predicts that a new aircraft the Rutland Reindeer will suffer a catastrophic failure when its tail falls off due to metal fatigue at a certain number of hours.

De Havilland DH100 Vampire

NoHighwayInTheSky Vampire.jpg

Saunders-Roe SR.45 Princess

This British flying boat maiden flight occured the next year (1952). A model during fluid dynamics trials.

NoHighwayInTheSky flyingBoat.jpg

Gloster E.1/44

Possible registration is TX145.
The test programme reached an end during 1949 and prototypes were scrapped in ... 1951 !

NHITS Un 4.jpg
NHITS Un 2.jpg
NHITS Un.jpg
NoHighwayInTheSky A3.jpg
NHITS Un 3.jpg

Douglas DC-3

Douglas DC-3 of Air France.

NoHighwayInTheSky tarmac.jpg

Rutland Reindeer

A heavily modified Handley Page H.P.70 Halifax C.VIII to act as the new airliner that is the subject of the film.
Fake registration G-AFOH. This airframe was really c/n 1369, serial PP296 then G-AJNW once on the civil registry. Was scraped on Decembre 1950, not long after the filming's end.

NHITS Halifax 2.jpg
NHITS Halifax 3.jpg
NHITS Halifax 4.jpg

Scale model of the above:

NHITS Halifax 5.jpg

Bristol 170 Freighter

In the background.

NHITS Halifax.jpg
NoHighwayInTheSky B170.jpg

Douglas DC-6A

In the background. By night.

NoHighwayInTheSky DC.jpg

Avro Lancaster B MkVII

Avro Lancaster B MkVII serial NX636 served at Royal Aircraft Establishment (Farnborough) October 1948-September 1955.

NoHighwayInTheSky Lanc.jpg

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb

Famous picture reputedly of Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb of No. 92 Squadron, 19th May 1941.

NoHighwayInTheSky Spit.jpg

Back To:

See also