22 January 1984
While demonstrating the capabilities of the new prototype supercopter codenamed 'Airwolf', Dr. Charles Moffet goes rogue, steals the chopper and kills almost all of the observers. At least one man -- Michael Coldsmith Briggs III survives. Briggs, codenamed 'Archangel' is the head of a covert organization called 'The Firm' and Archangel calls upon the one man in the world he knows that can retrieve the copter. The problem is Stringfellow Hawke is not only a loner, but a recluse as well. The amount of money the Firm is willing to pay for Airwolf's recovery is irrelevant. Hawke wants just one thing - the safe return of his brother, Saint John, who was captured during the Vietnam war and is evidently a POW.
28 January 1984
Hawke and Dom must stop a suspected traitor from turning an advanced military fighter over to the Russians in exchange for his son who was born in Vietnam. Things get complicated, though, when Hawke realizes that he was also involved with the boy's mother during roughly the same era as the child's birth.
4 February 1984
An ambitious executive at the Firm makes a subversive play for Archangel's job. A bomb is planted aboard a vintage helicopter owned by Dominic Santini and he's forced to crash land. When Hawke and Archangel go hunting for Dom, Airwolf is ambushed and shot down. The two must convince a group of locals to help them repair their damaged tail rotor. Complicating matters on Dom's end, he must contend with a stowaway aboard his chopper -- a young girl searching for her dad.
11 February 1984
A Russian mole discovers that scientists in the U.S.S.R. have developed a lethal serum that instantly kills anyone exposed to it. He steals a vial of the serum and contacts his friend Archangel for help in escaping the country with his family. Archangel dispatches Hawke and Santini for the rescue effort, but Airwolf can't handle that much passenger weight -- unless all her armaments are stripped leaving the supercopter defenseless.
18 February 1984
A movie producer hires Santini Air for a dangerous stunt involving the landing of a helicopter onto the roof of a moving semi. Dom and String nearly come to blows, however, when String tries to convince Dom that his reaction time might not be up to snuff for this particular action sequence. Things get even more dicey when it appears that the production might just be an elaborate cover for a high-stakes gold heist.
3 March 1984
Hawke meets a mercenary who claims to have information regarding his missing brother. When they part company, Hawke loses consciousness in his helicopter and crashes. When he comes to, he finds himself in a hospital. The medical staff inform him that he has been in a coma for the better part of a year. His friends, Archangel and Dom, were killed on a POW camp raid, but in the process, their heroism helped rescue Hawke's brother Saint John. Believing that his "mission" is over, Hawke reveals the location of Airwolf to his captors, then discovers that it has all been an elaborate ruse and he has inadvertantly turned over the super copter to a group of foreign conspirators.
10 March 1984
An Israeli war crimes hunter is killed by a suspected Nazi named Hans Daubert in France. His daughter vows revenge and seeks the help of String and Dom, along with Airwolf, to bring him to justice. Complicating matters is Archangel's involvement with Daubert who is a known arms dealer selling to the powers that he chooses to in order to influence political outcomes in the world -- and Archangel is his supplier!
24 March 1984
Santini makes an unauthorized flight to Cuba in order to rescue two political prisoners who are being ransomed for $2 million. However, while there, the exchange site is attacked and the ransom money is stolen. While flying back to the mainland, Santini is forced to crash land back on Cuba and Hawke must brave a hurricane in Airwolf to rescue his friend. When String and Dom are reunited, the pair must negotiate with a band of freedom fighters who raised the capital to ransom their compadres and are not convinced of Santini's innocence in the theft of the funds. To make matters more interesting, Archangel is supplying weapons to a paramilitary band that just may have had a hand in stealing the ransom money.
31 March 1984
North and South Limbawe are in conflict over oil and a despotic General plans to overthrow his own government in South Limbawe and attacks his neighbors to the North. String and Dom are sent by Archangel to aid North Limbawe and it's leader, Seku Logana, but Logana has his own prejudices about receiving aid for his cause. Also in the mix is an old Vietnam buddy of Hawke's, Marty Vidor, who is working as a mercenary for South Limbawe, and Hawke is hesitant to take him on since Vidor just may know the location of the missing Saint John.
7 April 1984
Dr. Robert Winchester is a brilliant researcher and a former test pilot who helped design Airwolf. Now, he's asking for Hawke's help in test flying a simulator that he's designed to enable the Firm to train future test pilots to fly Airwolf. Reluctantly, Hawke agrees, but determines that the simulator's "feel" is a little off. Archangel convinces Hawke to let Winchester hook up the real Airwolf to his computers in order to get a more realistic demonstration. This allows Winchester to engage in a little friendly flying competition with Hawke but it also allows the Russians to nearly get their hands on the high tech super copter.
14 April 1984
Archangel warns String about a zealous government bureaucrat named D.G. Bogard who will stop at nothing until he finds Airwolf. Dom and Hawke take time out from shooting a military training film to hide Airwolf in a different location before it can be discovered, but Bogard catches on to their ruse and tracks Hawke back to the new hideaway. To complicate things, an eager pilot tails Dom and Hawke in an effort to convince Santini that she deserves a job working for his company.
22 September 1984
String and Dom investigate a small town where a friend of theirs has disappeared. What they discover there is a little fiefdom controlled by an unfriendly sheriff named Bogan who doesn't like outsiders in his domain. When String starts poking around for his friend, Bogan arrests him and sets him loose on an 80,000 acre wildlife enclosure just outside the town. There, he becomes the game in a little hunt that just may cost him his life. As if that isn't enough, an attractive highway patrol deputy has also run afoul of the Sheriff and String and Dom must intervene before she becomes fodder for the sheriff's goons.
Season 2, Episode 2: Firestorm29 September 1984
When Eddie, a chronically drunk friend of Dom's, spouts off about UFO-type lights he's been seeing near his desert trailer, everyone writes him off as a crackpot until one night while taking Eddie home, Dom spots them, too. He and String investigate and discover a military compound nearby headed by a renegade general who is planning a preemptive nuclear strike against the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, while escaping, Dom is shot and it's up to Eddie to ride shotgun aboard Airwolf with String even though he doesn't believe he can do what may be asked of him.
6 October 1984
The Firm asks String to covertly shuttle a renowned researcher and diplomat, Dr. Roger Burton, to Russia for a secret meeting since Airwolf can get past the Russian defenses without being detected. Unfortunately, before Hawke can go back and recover Dr. Burton, a virus implanted by Airwolf's creator, the late Dr. Moffett, rears its ugly head and threatens not only the destruction of the supercopter but the elimination of the Firm as well unless a computer programmer String knows can undo the damage the evil Dr. Moffett concocted.
13 October 1984
String and Dom rescue Dom's niece from her abusive boyfriend and return her to the U.S. Unfortunately, the boyfriend hasn't given up on her yet and sends his goons in search of her. Caitlin O'Shaughnessy (Jean Bruce Scott) re-enters the picture, asking Dom for a job at his hangar. Meanwhile, while trying to assimilate to life in the U.S., Holly (Barbara Howard) begins hanging out on a movie set with String and Dom. Not all is quite as it appears when a serious of incidents lead String and Dom to confront Holly's ex-boyfriend and they make a disturbing discovery that could lead Caitlin's death.
Season 2, Episode 5: The Hunted20 October 1984
A rich corporate industrialist, Carter Anderson III, hires Santini and Hawke to ensure his safe transportation needs when it becomes evident that he might be targeted for a hit. Anderson is aware of the existence of Airwolf and Hawke agrees to use the supercopter to help protect Anderson if necessary. Caitlin agrees to fly one of the helicopters for the mission, but there's a twist that she's unaware of; her new boyfriend just might be in on the assassination plan.
27 October 1984
Dom and String return to Dom's birthplace when Dom learns that his daughter has died of a drug overdose. After attending the funeral, they return to California where Dom is arrested on suspicion of murdering his ex-wife. String returns to the island to investigate the murder and learns that unsavory elements have begun taking over the seaside community where a casino is being developed. String finds himself pondering a burning question...does the casino's developer have something to do with the deaths of Dom's wife as well as his daughter?
3 November 1984
Marella unofficially asks String and Dom to attempt a rescue mission when Archangel is captured by rival agents and his wing of the Firm is disavowed. Archangel had embarked on a rescue mission for a former lover which he later discovers is a trap to lure him to his capture and subsequent brainwashing. String and Dom must find Archangel and deprogram him before he can assassinate the Firm's top leader, Zeus.
Season 2, Episode 8: HX-110 November 1984
When a prototype helicopter with capabilities that could rival even Airwolf is stolen from a military compound, String suspects that his brother just may be involved. He confronts the people that he believes are responsible and discovers that Mace Taggert (Sam Melville), another man who was supposedly imprisoned with his brother and presumed dead, is alive and well and responsible for stealing the chopper. Taggert and his mercenary buddies plan to sell the copter to the highest bidder, but when the HX1 takes on Airwolf, the buyers get to witness a showdown that they will never forget.
17 November 1984
Caitlin plans to fly home to attend her sister's wedding but her plane is hijacked and crashed into the sea and a ransom demand is issued to the airline. Meanwhile, String and Dom mount their own search and rescue plan while Caitlin and the airline owner, who's also aboard the plane, attempt to keep the passengers calm. Complicating rescue efforts, the terrorists are nearby and they attempt to shoot down anything that comes even remotely close to the downed plane.
24 November 1984
String learns that Saint John may be held captive in a POW camp in Laos. Together with Dom, he recruits a couple of Vietnam veterans, one a daredevil, the other an up-and-coming politician, to go after his brother and bring him home. While they're in Cambodia, however, one of the team gets the jitters and reveals that he actually betrayed his comrades when they'd been captured by the enemy during the war. To that end, he not only has to redeem himself, but regain the trust of his companions.
8 December 1984
When String and Dom agree to shoot some incidental film footage for a friendly rival, they accidentally stumble across a reputed mobster hiding out in the desert with plans for a secret rendezvous with his compatriots. The mobster sends his goons out to recover the film, but when their friend ends up being killed over the footage they shot, String and Dom work even harder to try to find out what's behind their friend's murder, even though a local detective isn't convinced about their findings.
Season 2, Episode 12: Condemned5 January 1985
String and Caitlin travel to a deserted island where a cure is being researched for a biological plague that was developed in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the plague has already gotten out of control and the researchers are all dead. Complicating matters, the Russians have also dispatched a submarine to the island to attempt to recover the cure first. When String, Caitlin and the sub's crew all get exposed to the virus, they must work together to find the cure before they all go mad and either kill one another or die.
12 January 1985
A former Vietnamese warlord, Tranh Van Zung (James Shigeta), terrorizes a small community of Southeast Asian immigrants by requiring them to pay a tithe like they would in their own country. A group of dissidents, however, stand up to the greed and refuse to pay. Subsequently, they are targeted for extermination by Tranh, who is an accomplished pilot. His men murder several of the members of the dissident faction -- that is, until String and Airwolf make a stand against Tranh's corruption and give the other immigrants a taste of what freedom is all about.
26 January 1985
A group of terrorists steals a prototype in-flight computer that can turn any commercial aircraft into a fighting unit. While escaping, one of the terrorists is wounded and the group holes up in a small mountain community where they shanghai the services of a combat medic and lock his friends up in a storage shed. When the terrorists discover that the medic has flight skills as well, they get him to aid in their escape, but Doc manages to get away and finds String, who's out looking for the prototype with Airwolf. String manages to rescue Doc's friends, but he's injured in the process and Doc must fly Airwolf to prevent the terrorists from escaping with the prototype computer.
2 February 1985
Dom uses Airwolf to transport a heart to Chicago and responds to a mayday along the way for a downed private plane. The plane belongs to billionaire Carl Barron who was on his way to a board meeting when his plane developed engine difficulties. Barron attempts to bribe Santini into dropping him off first, then the heart. Dom refuses and gives Barron a piece of his mind, instead. Shortly thereafter, Barron is killed in a mysterious explosion at his company and everyone at the funeral is shocked to learn that he altered his will just before he died. Dominic Santini is named as the recipient of a substantial piece of the Barron fortune and several of Barron's employees are not happy about it.
9 February 1985
A revolutionary breaks her father, former dictator Marios Guzman, out of a military prison. Because her father received no medical treatment in prison, she has her followers kidnap Doc who is on a fishing trip with String. String vows to follow Doc, but is advised not to get himself or Airwolf involved in anything political. As it turns out, a former comrade-in-arms of Guzman's learns that he is dying and plans to use his final address to the people as a rallying point to retake the government.
23 February 1985
A young hotshot helicopter pilot named Kevin takes a job sweeping the hanger at Santini Air after his guardian uncle is killed by some past associates. Those associates wanted his uncle to go back into the drug smuggling business with them. Now Kevin is on the lookout for them and uses his position at Santini Air to try to garner some revenge. Unfortunately, he costs Santini a commercial contract in the process and almost loses the trust of his newfound friends.
2 March 1985
String and Dom are hired to fly a helicopter rigged with a prop spaceship during a live concert performance by singing sensation Roxy Marvel (Misty Rowe). Complications develop, however, when a fight with her ex-husband Nick DeSoto (Mayf Nutter), who's also her manager, results in Nick having her kidnapped and replaced by a look-alike lip sync-her. Nick needs the money he can raise from his ex-wife's death to cover some old gambling debts. String and Dom must find Roxy and save her look-alike before DeSoto can carry out his plans.
16 March 1985
A European terrorist cell takes refuge in a spiritualist community in the U.S. that shuns all exposure to technology. Using the community as a front, they plan to destroy a new southwestern U.S. hydro-electric facility and for exposure, they invite a prominent TV journalist, Kelly Dayton, to witness the event. When Kelly and her escort pilot, String, are captured by the terrorists, some quick thinking on the part of the ace pilot results in their escaping their captors, but String and Airwolf must stop the terrorists before they complete their plan of destruction and flood the valley settled by the spiritualists.
23 March 1985
A mole at the Firm has leaked classified information and a senior analyst is suspected after his best friend and colleague dies from a stress related heart attack when the pair learn that their retirement benefits have been denied.
Season 2, Episode 21: Eruption6 April 1985
String and Dom find themselves at odds with a mining community's leadership after they are forced to land during the eruption of a once dormant volcano.
13 April 1985
Caitlyn and a group of kids are captured by a guerrilla leader while they're on a trip to South America to visit ancient ruins.
28 September 1985
Hawke is kidnapped and brainwashed by John Bradfrod Horn, an evil tycoon; and its up to Cait to rescue Hawke, Dom, and Airwolf from his clutches.
Season 3, Episode 2: Airwolf II5 October 1985
An arrogant pilot designs a newer version of Airwolf and plans to engage Hawke in an air-to-air duel to determine which of the two is the better pilot.
12 October 1985
leading aircraft designer, Robert Phelps, is abducted by foreign agents to the horror of his mentally challenged son, Bobby. Hawke decides to try and find Phelps, obtaining leads from Bobby, whose autism gives him the ability to draw detailed clues from memory. While in the agent's custody, Phelps has a sudden heart-attack and is rendered useless to them.Hawke has to find him for his son Bobby.
14 October 1985
Archangel is held captive by a powerful arms dealer who needs information to complete the work on a highly advanced maneuvering system for fighter jets - Fortune Teller. With the help from a psychic, String and Dom endeavor to find their friend before it's too late.
Season 3, Episode 5: Crossover26 October 1985
Hawke must pick up the Janic's alone, and without Airwolf when they're ambushed. Dom and Kaitlen use Airwolf to save the laser secrets.
2 November 1985
When some thermonuclear detonators are stolen. Hawke tried to find them with Airwolf's thermal sensors. But the man who stole them plans to use Airwolf to transport them. And part of his plan is seducing Caitlin.
Season 3, Episode 7: Eagles9 November 1985
Hawke falls for a airplane racer in danger.
16 November 1985
When a weapon built by the Firm is stolen. One of the men who stole it, thinking the man who hired him is shortchanging him calls the Firm and arranges a meeting. Michael sends Hawke and his people, because the meeting is taking place at a Wild West Show. When they get there, the man who called them makes contact but before he could tell them anything is killed. Hawke turns to the woman in charge for help.
Season 3, Episode 9: Jennie23 November 1985
Hawke helps a woman rescue children refugees from a mad scientist' unmanned tanks.
30 November 1985
When the families of all his Vietnam flight crew are kidnapped (including Dom and Cait); Hawke must follow the clues, and a mysterious friend, to save them.
14 December 1985
Hawke goes to deliver a congressional medal of Honor to a brother of one of his friends, but there's only children around and no adults.
Season 3, Episode 12: Half-Pint21 December 1985
Hawke finds that his brother was, in fact, killed in Vietnam, and meets his nephew.
Season 3, Episode 13: Wildfire11 January 1986
With the crew earning some down time, and Airwolf some much-needed repair time, Dom takes a trip to help out an old war buddy. But he soon finds himself in the middle of both a family feud, and a dangerous drug-smuggling ring...without the help of Airwolf!
Season 3, Episode 14: Discovery18 January 1986
Mysterious evil tycoon John Bradford Horn returns to steal Airwolf after a botched murder, and a chance encounter, reveals the location of the Lair.
25 January 1986
Hawke must save an old girlfriend from evil government agents.
1 February 1986
While visiting Hawke's old Vietnam buddy Greg Stewart, Dominic & Hawke become unwitting pawns in a potentially deadly custody battle between Greg's mother, Martha (June Allyson) and ex-wife Rainey. Rainey refuses to sign over custody of their infant son to Greg, and Mrs. Stewart holds Rainey hostage at their estate until the papers are signed. Even worse, the sinister Sheriff Waldren is on Mrs. Stewart's payroll. When a plane crash kills Greg, Mrs. Stewart realizes she will not be able to gain custody of her grandson, and threatens Rainey. The young mother hides her infant son with Dominic & Hawke, and Mrs. Stewart orders Waldren to employ any means to get him back. As Hawke tries to get Rainey out of the estate where she is being held captive, Caitlin flies the Airwolf to Dominic's hideout & stops the crooked sheriff and his men from gaining custody. Mrs. Stewart and her co-conspirators are arrested by U.S. Marshals after Waldren is killed taking on the Airwolf in a World War II fighter.
8 February 1986
During Caitlin's sorority reunion things go bad when a kidnapping is attempted.
15 February 1986
While visiting a friend, Hawke excuses himself to get a cup of coffee. In his absence, his friend and the secretary are executed mob style. Hawke is shot, but manages to escape. Santini Air is ravaged in a search for something that as yet has not been disclosed. A bug is found in the phone at Santini Air, and is immediately destroyed. Somehow, the villains still manage to track Hawke to the place he is hiding. After meeting with Archangel, Hawke learns his friend was a double agent. Hawke was given a ticket to a local art show, which his friend gave him, refusing to take no for an answer, It is discovered that his ticket stub contains a micro dot with top secret blueprints. Again, the villains somehow know that he is at that art show without being told, and also know his ticket stub contains the micro dot. During Hawke's and his female friend's escape, she secretly drops the stub into the drawing box for a giveaway that was to occur at the end of the show. Both proceed to Airwolf, where they hastily eliminate the baddies.
22 February 1986
Hawke, Dominic and Caitlin are asked to help to break an innocent man out of prison, during wish Hawke gets captured in the process.
15 March 1986
While fishing, Hawke witnesses a woman who is dropped from a helicopter into a lake. Hawke rescues her, but the two men responsible are hot on his tail. The rescued woman has difficulty remembering her identity and Hawke tries to help her.
Season 3, Episode 21: Tracks22 March 1986
Hawke agrees to help paraplegics scale Sunusito mountain when a survivalist (the "Catman") decides to attack the hikers to protect his feral cats. Hawke has to get them to the chopper to save them. Dom and Caitlin use Airwolf to find them.
29 March 1986
Hawke agrees to help his nephew with a missing-person case, which quickly leads to a dangerous drug-smuggling ring.
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