Silesia, 1930. Three children play with toy airplanes. Three friends - Max the Polish Jew, Werner and Hanna the Germans. All dream of becoming pilots, but they won't all have the same opportunities, and the world is heading down a dark road... 1944. Max is now an ace in the US Navy, while Hanna is one of Germany's top test pilots. Will anything remain of their old friendship, as the sides they each chose are locked in a struggle to the death?