For flying out loud, this is a great family movie! The kids will love it, the parents will enjoy the “in” jokes for adults, and everyone will love the flying sequences on the screen. Not to mention it’s an underdog story about a crop dusting plane named, of course, Dusty. Who doesn’t love to root for an underdog? Dusty is not happy to be just a crop dusting plane. He wants to be a racer.
The movie features memorable characters including Dusty, Dottie, and Skipper. Skipper teaches Dusty how to speed up in the races leading up to the “Wings Around the Globe” aerial race in New York City. In the meantime Dusty learns his craft in the Himalayas, in the rain and snow, and in just about every condition imaginable. He even needs to be repaired after being damaged and landing in the water. The JFK Airport responds to a plane with John F. Kennedy’s voice, naturally. The accent is unmistakable. Even Brent Mustangburger shows up on a racing station. As the big race begins Dusty starts off in last place. Can he somehow pull it off and stage an upset?
This is an imaginative movie and we highly recommend it for audiences of all ages. It’s just “plane” great fun!