It is 1927 and great advances are being made in aviation around the globe. George Hood knows his talent for flying is languishing in his rural New Zealand hometown Masterton. When his Air Force Territorial mate John 'Scotty' Moncrieff announces his intention to buy a plane and be the first to fly over the Tasman George is determined to co-pilot on the trip. The men refuse to let the many obstacles standing in their way deter them. Success will mean fame and prestige for the Dominion. Failure is not to be considered.