While carrying food, Gilligan comes across an airplane but he's not totally sure if it's real until he touches it. He shows it to the other castaways. Professor thinks the engine can be repaired. When they see the name on the plane "The Spirit of the Bronx" everyone starts remembering the pilot, Wrongway Feldman. Wrongway himself comes out of the bushes. He gave up fixing the plane but the Professor says he'll try to fix it with parts left over from the Minnow.
Skipper and Professor work on the plane while Gilligan and Wrongway swap stories and history. Professor and Wrongway go to get some oil to remove the rust from a bolt while Gilligan goes to help the Professor. He takes the rear wheel off the plane leading the Skipper to crush his foot when he puts the plane down on top of it.
Ginger tries to charm Wrongway into taking her in the plane with him. thurston then tries to bribe Wrongway for a spot on the plane. Wrongway tries to explain that the plane is only a one seater. When the plane is ready to fly Wrongway inspects it. The propeller falls off when the plane tries to take off.
A shadowy figure walks to the plane, cutting a wing brace. The next day Wrongway tries to take off again but the brace breaks off. Someone sabotaged the plane. Gilligan stands guard by the plane with an arrow so the plane can recieve no further damage.
Another morning Wrongway is gone. Gilligan finds him in a bush. He admits to being a coward and sabotaging his own plane. He refuses to fly because he's lost his confidence. Gilligan suggests that Wrongway teach him to fly. Using a banana, pineapple, papaya, and a coconut as the controls Wrongway teaches Gilligan how to fly the plane that night. In the morning Gilligan climbs in the plane ready to fly until he looks at the instrument panel only to find there's no fruit there.
When the other castaways hear a plane they rush to see if it's Wrongway. Gilligan says he tried to stop Wrongway but was knocked out. Gathered around the radio, the castaways hear that Wrongway made it to New York after 35 years!. Wrongway does tell the officials about the castaways but the directions are so far off course they won't be found.