When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug to rescue Doug's father after bombing the MiG base. Their only problems: Borrowing two fighters, getting them from California to the Mediteranean without anyone noticing, and Doug's inability to hit anything unless he has music playing. Then come the minor problems of the state's air defenses. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Doug is 18. Raised on an air base and born to fly. His father has been shot down 6000 miles away, and has been sentenced to death... for the crime of being an American. Everyone's telling Doug to sit tight and wait. Everyone but Retired Air Force Colonel Chappy Sinclair. They know what they have to do. And they've "borrowed" a pair of F-16s to do it. For them, waiting time is over.
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Did You Know?
All of the fighter aircraft used (F-16 fighters; plus, F-21/C-2 Kfir fighters depicting enemy MiGs) are actually Israeli Air Force aircraft, repainted with the USAF symbol and a fictitious enemy symbol. See more
During the target practice flight, Chappy says to drop a mk82, the next shot shows a missile being launched. Mk82 is a bomb, not a missile, there aren't even any bombs mounted. See more
Now, what do you do when one of them is flying straight at you?
You eject and start doing the backstroke.
The credits are yellow over a blue background, as opposed to the normal white over a black background. See more
Referenced in Welcome to Essex
Iron Eagle (Never Say Die)
Written by Duane Hitchings
and Jake Hooker
Performed by King Kobra
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. See more