Time After Time
From The Internet Movie Plane Database
Malcolm McDowell (H.G. Wells)
David Warner (Jack the Ripper / John Leslie Stevenson)
Mary Steenburgen (Amy Robbins)
Charles Cioffi (Lt. Mitchell)
Kent Williams (Assistant)
Andonia Katsaros (Mrs. Turner)
Famed author and scientist H.G. Wells invents a working time machine, which he shows to several of his friends. However, one of them, surgeon John Leslie Stevenson, is revealed as Jack the Ripper and steals the time machine and uses it to evade the police and escape into the twentieth century. Because the machine always returns to its point of origin after the user gets out, Wells is able to use it to time-travel in an effort to capture the Ripper.
This plane is one of the first modern marvels H.G. Wells sees upon arriving in 1979. He duly makes note of it in his little notebook.