Captain Jens is promoted to Major by the General in person, but implores Colonel Ralph Brandt not to put him behind a desk. Jens' girl Juliane bitches as if that meant choosing the helicopter over her. German Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Ret. Karl Rottenberg refuses stubbornly to take his cardiac condition signals seriously, as devoted son Markus implores him. Only the rescue helicopter crew can get trough to him 'among flying men'. Grocer Berndt Schutzka, a mental mess since his child died in a car crash and pestered by shoplifters, can't control himself when a driver lightly hits, without malice, a child in the street in front of his shop.