Small town boy realizes boyhood dream and becomes a fighter pilot in the spirit of naval aviation. After a decade and a half he loses the camaraderie of his college buddy and wingman when the wingman’s eyes go south. He’s quickly replaced by a female. Commander “Speed” Kavanaugh feels that the F-18 is “gender specific”. He must get past his chauvinism and make her one of the best. Will he be disappointed? Will each survive the horrible specter that is war?