The film tells the story of The Red Airplane and its pilot Fernandinho, an 8-year-old boy who has recently lost his mother, and therefore has become a lonely kid with no friends and with relationship problems at home and school..
In order to get closer to his son, the father gives Fernandinho a book of his own childhood. Delighted with the story, Fernandinho decides he needs an airplane to save Captain Storm – a character of the book who is an aviator trapped in Kamchatka.
On board of the airplane with his favorite toys – Teddy Bear and Chocolate –, Fernandinho travels around the world. He ends up making friends and defeating fears in unexpected situations and places. During his journey, Fernandinho discovers the pleasure of reading, the importance of having friends and the love of his father.