The film tells the incredible story of an exceptional pilot, an extraordinary personality. The exciting story of his life is intertwined with the history of Israel and the history of the Israeli Air Force.
Danny Shapira - Israel's number one pilot, one of the world's finest. All his aviation accomplishments can be described as firsts: in 1948 in the first fighter pilots course, Shapira flies a Spitfire airplane from Czechoslovakia to Israel in a hair-raising operation, graduates the first pilot course of the Israeli Air Force, the first Israeli test pilot, the first Israeli pilot who managed to Avoid being hit from an Egyptian SAM missile on the Six-Day War, first Western pilot who flew a Russian MIG-21 brought by the Mossad in 1966, the first Israeli pilot who flew the speed of Mach-2. As a test pilot in France was one of the few pilots who flew in Mirage with rocket motor. Shapira took part in all Israel's wars as a pilot. Danny was responsible for the flight testing and to bringing all fighter planes from France to Israel; the Mirage was the highlight, participated in secret operations with the Israeli Mossad. As chief test pilot at the Israel Aircraft Industries, was a partner in the development of the first Israeli fighter plane - the "Nesher" followed by the "Kfir". Danny's log book records the number of thousands daring flights, from some he barely came back! "Luck was my co- pilot" He said.
Shapira flew over a hundred types of aircraft, some of them landed in strange places like mountaintop or a beach in Africa and South America, in Thailand he took off from a waterfront - a flight which even the Thai pilots who came to receive the plane, were afraid to fly with him. Danny's two sons are pilots. Ronen, F-15 pilot and currently chief test pilot in the Israeli Aerospace industry. Oded, F-16 pilot, currently Captain in EL AL airlines, both grew up in the shadow of the best pilot in the State of Israel. "Born to fly" - a story of a test pilot.