The Great Global Aeronautical Race is a story about finding your limits.

The year is 1923 and it is the ‘Golden Age’ of aviation. This means air travel is slow, expensive and dangerous. Sky clippers race one another on the tea run from India to Britain, and mail runners brave bandits and stormy weather to keep the postal service running. Hydrogen still seems like a good lift gas.

The race starts as a way to settle the differences between working class engineers and upper class explorers, but as teams from across the globe scramble to sign up, it quickly becomes something bigger.

Once upon a time Will would rather have stayed at home with a cup of tea, but somehow events transpire, or possibly conspire, and he does something foolish. There's a girl involved.