After Tess Dixon, the wife of infamous crime-lord Cullen Dixon, escapes his bodyguards while swimming in the sea at night, Archangel asks Hawke and Santini to deliver her safely via Airwolf to a top-secret location, where she will testify against a cartel of corrupt businessmen who are plotting to assassinate high-ranking officials in Washington. Tess is an old flame of Hawke's, something which makes him very reluctant to accept the mission before he finally agrees, but they come under continual attack as Cullen Dixon's men aim to see that Tess never makes it to testify.moreless
A man who once failed to steal Airwolf is given a second chance when a young lady he knows stumbles upon its hiding place.
Dominic introduces Hawke and Caitlin to an old friend, Big Cec – the owner of an oil drilling company in the desert, and his son Little Cec, who works at the company. But they find themselves walking into the middle of a feud that has emerged between the two since the death of Big Cec's wife. Dom sets about trying to put things right, but going against drug runners within the company and helping a stubborn friend and his son proves a difficult task.moreless
At the funeral of a Vietnam comrade, Hawke takes it upon himself to deliver the man's coffin flag and Congressional Medal of Honor to the soldier's brother, Billy Fargo. But arriving in the small rural town where Fargo is reported to be living, he finds the whole area inhabited solely by youths, all under their "father" Fargo's influence. Fargo emerges to be a deranged "peace-loving" hippie, who, with his wily cohort Sabrina, is planning to use the youngsters to help in a plot to make a destructive anti-nuclear statement to the world.moreless
The families of three of String's friends from Vietnam are kidnapped along with Dom and Caitlin by people seeking revenge against those who destroyed their village during the Vietnam War.
Arriving in Airwolf in a war-torn South American country, Hawke, Dominic and Caitlin rendezvous with "living legend" freedom fighter leader El Gato, in a mission to rescue a US scientist who is being held captive. Things become complicated when Hawke comes across a teacher and her deaf students along the way in the middle of the jungle.moreless
When "The Mongoose", a new laser weapon, is stolen, the thieves fall out, and one of them contacts The F.I.R.M. with hope of returning the weapon for reward. Archangel sends Hawke, with Dominic and Caitlin, to work undercover as stunt men at a travelling Wild West show where the man is hiding out But when their contact is killed in a suspicious "accident", it's up to them to find out the whereabouts of the weapon for themselves before the thieves can sell it to foreign agents.moreless
When a professional group of thieves steal a batch of thermonuclear detonators, which can cause mass destruction if they fall into the wrong hands, Archangel has reason to suspect that the robbery was an inside job, and sends Hawke and Santini to use Airwolf to track down the detonators before they can be used by the criminals.moreless
String falls for the Czech woman scientist, whom he's helping defect to the west.
Hawke and Dominic arrive for a rendezvous with Archangel in the desert, only to find his jeep abandoned and no sign of him. The F.I.R.M., who have reason to believe that he has turned traitor, give him 48 hours to be found before they send in the Zebra squad – an assassination squad that take out suspected traitors. Dominic asks for the help of a reluctant psychic in finding Archangel's whereabouts, much to Hawke's skepticism. Archangel is actually being held by a rich crime baron who is determined to get his hands on "The Fortune Teller" – an in-flight device that out-guesses the opponent's next move - of which Archangel has been involved of the development.moreless
When a industrial designer is kidnapped, Hawke must enlist the help of the man's mentally challenged son to find him.
Hawke is at a friend's prestigious ceremony when Archangel pulls him out and accuses him of being involved in a robbery the previous night in which items that could be used by Airwolf were stolen by thieves in a helicopter matching the Santini Air chopper. But Archangel is suspended by the Firm, who've built a new model of Airwolf – Airwolf II, called 'Redwolf', and piloted by Harlan "Tex" Jenkins, who worked on the original Airwolf project and has always insisted that he, not Dr. Moffett, was the true creator. But things backfire for the Firm when Jenkins steals Airwolf II - and before he hands it over to the foreign agents he's in league with, he plans a showdown with his old rival – Stringfellow Hawke; a duel that brings Airwolf vs. Airwolf.moreless
Hawke takes a seemingly luxurious Santini Air job, piloting and accompanying a beautiful, high-flying business woman for a few days, but ends up duped into being hypnotised in an elaborate plot by master criminal John Bradford Horn. Horn has desire to take over a small country as his own, and intends to have the hypnotised Hawke deliver Airwolf to him so he can use the chopper's fierce fire-power to succeed in his goal.moreless