The rental pilot Baloo works for the air freight company Higher for Hire by Rebecca Cunningham. An orphan boy and former air pirate, Kit Cloudkicker joined Baloo and is his navigator. Together, they provide the crew of the company's only aircraft, a yellow amphibious aircraft of the Conwing L-16 type named Sea Duck. During the missions tasks, they often encounter a gang of pirates led by the ever-theatrical Don Karnage, or they get in touch with representatives of Thembria. Another half-opponent is the businessman Shere Khan, whose employees repeatedly interact with Baloo. Shere Khan shows himself as a tough power figure, but also as a fair opponent.
Between Baloo and Rebecca is a love-hate relationship, so Baloo often rebels against Rebecca, on the other hand, he stands up for her, when it matters. The rational Rebecca often plays the guardian for the infantile and carefree Baloo. On the other hand, with high-flying and risky plans, she puts the company and its employees in dangerous situations, which Baloo usually saves with his peasant cunning and moral integrity.