Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Australian children's story centers on a ten-year-old boy from Sydney. Young Orville Ryan just loves old airplanes. Unfortunately, the other kids reject him and refuse to let him fly model planes with them. Instead, he begins helping a curmudgeonly old pilot restore an antique DeHavilland Tiger Moth. As they toil, they are assisted by three ghostly pilots. These ghostly guardians protect the two from a gang of hoodlums who want to wreck the plane. Eventually they finish and are rewarded with a thrilling flight over Sydney.
aerial, barnstorming, boy, child, conflict, flying, friendship, gangster, generation-gap, ghost, help, model-airplane, modeling, neighbor, restoration, supernatural-forces, youth, tiger