The Gulf War has been over for 10 years. It's up to Hornet pilots like Cmdr. Brick Maxwell and his glory-seeking commanding officer, Killer Delancey, to keep the peace by a narrow margin - a margin called the No-Fly Zone. The Iraqi MiG pilots buzz the borders - just close enough to shake up the U.S. Hornets' nest. And the rules of engagement require the Hornets to hold their fire unless the Iraqis show hostile intent.
When an Iraqi MiG penetrates the invisible wall of the No-Fly Zone, all hell breaks out - on both sides of the border. And for Brick Maxwell, it becomes impossible to tell WHO is the enemy....