Archangel has gone on a personal mission in East Germany to rescue a friend and former lover, and gotten himself captured. With Hawke and Dominic injured, rescuing him is uncertain, so they must enlist Caitlin's help to complete the rescue attempt.
String is captured by Latin American revolutionaries while attempting to rescue American archaeological students trapped by a coup.
In the midst of it's key part in delivering and collecting a leading American scientist to top secret sanctions aimed at cooling international tensions with Russians, Airwolf develops a seeming computer virus in it's systems, which periodically takes pilot control and makes it a potential killing machine in the air. The systems have been taken over buy a "time-bomb" left by the chopper's evil creator, Dr. Moffett, who has programmed it to begin the deadly behaviour if not given it a recognition code by him at that time.moreless
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 top-secret division of the CIA known as 'The Firm' has built a hi-tech, weapons-laden new helicopter called 'Airwolf', but after the chopper's test flight, the craft's twisted creator, Dr. Moffet, turns the lethal firepower onto the flight tower, before taking off in the chopper with his two co-pilots to Libya. Archangel, the head of the division who built Airwolf, is badly wounded in the assault but not out of the game, and calls upon ace combat pilot Stringfellow Hawke to take the task of bringing back Airwolf from Libya, where Moffet is using it to destroy for his own sadistic pleasure.moreless
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 "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
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 and Dominic are filming for an Air Force training film when Archangel warns them that ruthless, hi-ranking Government agent D.G. Bogard, is planning to use a newly launched high-intensity satellite to uncover the hiding location of Airwolf. Hawke and Dom plan to hide Airwolf somewhere else until the satellite has passed over, but when a female pilot appears on the scene, pretending to be stranded in the desert but really trying for a job at Santini Air, Hawke becomes suspicious that she may be working for Bogard...moreless
Hawke and Airwolf are used in an experiment to test a simulator and save his experience for other pilots, but he also has to deal with the jealous rival pilot heading the project.
Hawke and Dominic go to Libya to take back the chopper, while some unexpected twists and turns along the way complicates the mission.
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
After Hawke meets with an old "acquaintance" who claims to have solid details of where his MIA brother St. John in being held, he suddenly loses consciousness and crashes his helicopter. Months later, he awakens from a coma in hospital, only to be told that Dominic and Archangel were killed in a daring mission to rescue St. John from a prison camp – but St. John is now a free man, alive and well. But nothing is as it seems, and behind it all are some foreign agents in a complex plan to get their hands on Airwolf.moreless
When terrorists steal a new biofeedback device called LOKI, Hawke and Dominic are sent in to find it.
Dominic takes a job flying to Acapulco, Mexico, unwittingly taking a young stowaway girl with him, but his vintage chopper is blown out of the sky by a bomb and forced to make a crash-landing in a desolate area of wilderness. The man behind the bomb is Mitchell Bruck, a Firm agent who wants to topple Archangel's position by capturing Airwolf, via any means necessary. Hawke agrees to let Archangel fly as Airwolf's co-pilot as they set out to rescue Dominic, but Airwolf's tail-rotor is badly damaged as they fly helplessly into a trap where Dominic is the bait...moreless
After an old Vietnam buddy of Hawke's is shot in the desert when trying to escape a corrupt Sheriff, Hawke gets a call from an inmate who had been in jail with the man to alert him of the escape, and flies with Dominic in Airwolf to Pope County, Texas, to investigate. There, Hawke meets Highway Patrol Deputy Caitlin O'Shannessy, who had a run in with Sheriff Bogard prior to the killing; but Hawke's appearance on the scene sees him arrested by Bogard and released on a private game reserve, where gun-happy sportsmen pay big money to hunt big game – and Hawke is the latest bait...moreless
String and Caitlin are sent to a remote Alaskan research station where a deadly Russian bacteria has been let loose.
String and a reporter friend are taken hostage by terrorists who have taken over a Christian commune. The terrorists are revolutionaries who are destroying dams in an effort to have their comrades freed from federal prisons.
Hawke is pursued by foreign agents when they believe that he was in league with an old friend, a double agent, who stole a schematic.
Hawke and Dominic help Dominic's friend, Eddie, a hopeless drunk who sees unusual things in the desert at night. They're all unaware of a former General's plan to launch his own missile against Russia, and Eddie may prove to be more help in stopping it than even he thinks.
The wife of a deceased old friend of Hawke's begs him to rescue her son Terry, who is in a corrupt Mexican prison after being framed. Hawke, Dominic and Caitlin make the rescue bit, but the attempt fails when Terry attempts to take an ill friend with them, causing Hawke himself to end up behind the prison walls.moreless
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
At a National Air Race show, Hawke and Dominic befriend an attractive pilot racer, unaware that she's being pursued by her boss and his henchmen after stealing some tapes that can prove that a new combat jet is too unstable to be flown – something that her boss is determined to cover up at any cost.moreless
Dominic is distraught to hear that his daughter Sally-Anne – whom Hawke never even knew existed – has been found dead on the beach after over-dosing on the Caribbean Island of San Remo, where Dom himself was born. Detouring in their way to a top-secret Airwolf mission for the Firm, Hawke flies Dominic to the island to attend the funeral. Upon returning to Santini Air, Dom is arrested for his ex-wife's murder, and Hawke flies back to the island to track down her real killer, focusing his sights on a local casino owner.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.
Archangel sends Hawke and Dominic to Limbawe, a small nation in Africa, to protect a President and his wife from a General who is planning a coup. Carrying out the corrupt General's dirty work are a mercenary helicopter squadron, led by Colonel Martin Vidor, whom Hawke served alongside in Vietnam, and who may possibly have information about Hawke's missing brother St. John...moreless
The Airwolf crew befriends a runaway looking for revenge on the drug runners that murdered his uncle.
Dom inherits from the estate of a millionaire whom he had earlier rescued from a plane crash.
Archangel sends Hawke undercover as an exchange pilot in the US Air Force when the Firm has reason to suspect that a disillusioned pilot is planning to steal a high-tech tactical jet plane and deliver it to Russians. But Hawke discovers the potential traitor to be an old Vietnam comrade, who is prepared to do anything, even commit treason, to buy the freedom of his son, who after living on the streets of Vietnam, is being held as a bargaining piece by the Russians. That fact that the man's wife was once Hawke's lover before they became separated in Saigon does not exactly help matters...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
Santini Air is hired for a 30 day period by agents on behalf of a industrial millionaire, to be on stand-by to pilot the man on an important journey when called upon. Dominic is excited at the prospect of the high-paying job, but Hawke is more sceptical and intends to find out just why they've been given the contract. But unbeknown to any of them, Caitlin's new boyfriend is plotting to assassinate the millionaire; and matters are not helped any by some malfunctions that Airwolf is suffering.moreless
String receives information that St. John is being held in a Laotian POW camp, and puts together a special unit to go extract him.
String must bring in a disgruntled former Firm employee whose been denied his retirement benefits.
After being forced down by a volcano eruption, String and Dom discover a mining town being run as a slave colony.
Hawke is doing some early morning fishing on the lake outside his cabin, when he sees a helicopter fly over and drop a body into the water. After taking the woman to the hospital, he finds that the girl has amnesia due to her trauma. As they set out to discover her identity, the hitmen that dumped her discover she's not dead, and try to finish the job.....and Hawke along with her.moreless
At Caitlin's sorority reunion aboard the Queen Mary, the boyfriend of one of her sorority sisters plans to kidnap her for ransom. The attempt goes awry when the brother of the boyfriend fumbles up the job, leading to the entire sorority being held hostage.
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
After her nazi-hunting father is murdered by infamous nazi Helmut Kruger, Sarah LeBow tracks down Hawke and Santini, and asks their help in using Airwolf to penetrate Kruger's heavily fortified compound in Paraguay so she can avenge her father's death. Kruger is working as a weapons dealer, trading in a cutting-edge new weapons system called "Thor", but Archangel has his own concerns with Kruger and is determined that Hawke must not intervene...moreless
Dominic is delivering $2m to buy the freedom of some prisoners that have been held for 20 years by a corrupt Cuban Colonel, with money raised by some Cuban exiles who now live in Florida, but just as he is delivering the money, it is grabbed by some mercenaries who appear out of nowhere and promptly vanish again. With Dominic's damaged helicopter forced to set down, one of the Firm's listening posts picks up Dominic's distress call, and after Archangel alerts him, Hawke sets off to help his friend. The exiles blame Dominic for the loss of the money, and as Hawke helps him prove his innocence, they find themselves discovering a mercenary group funded by none other than the Firm, who are in league with the corrupt Colonel...moreless
Hawke's obsession with finding his brother is heightened when the theft of a new chopper, the HX-1, it stolen, using techniques that he and his brother used in Vietnam. He goes back into his past to try and find the group of thieves, but runs into an unexpected surprise from his past. And the chopper itself may prove a challenge against Airwolf.moreless
String comes to the aid of his nephew who asks String for help when his aunt disappears for a week. When String follows up, he has to fit in with the crowd of a local club scene in order to get close to its owner, who may be connected to the disappearance of his nephew's aunt.moreless
The Airwolf crew helps a group of Vietnamese farmers get their crop to market, after a warlord threatens their lives.
While filming aerial footage, String and Dom accidentally get footage of a mobster believed dead.
When a industrial designer is kidnapped, Hawke must enlist the help of the man's mentally challenged son to find him.
String takes a group of wheelchair-bound Vietnam war vets on a mountain hike adventure, but they wind up fighting for their lives when a deranged mountain man wants them off his mountain at any cost.
Caitlin is a passenger on board a plane which Airwolf is sent to search for, after the plane is hijacked and forced down at sea.
Santini Air is hired by a film company to perform a dare-devil helicopter stunt of a gold bullion robbery for an upcoming movie, but Dominic and Hawke fall out when Hawke, concerned for his friend's safety, doesn't want him to perform the dangerous stunt. Hawke asks Archangel to pull some strings to prevent Dominic from flying the stunt, but in doing so, Archangel discovers that the stunt is in fact a cover for a real gold bullion robbery arranged by an infamous master criminal, and asks Hawke to fly the stunt himself in order to thwart the robbery.moreless
After Hawke rescues Dominic's niece Holly from a mobster's compound in Mexico, strange things start happening at Santini Air. At first, Hawke and Dominic assume that the mobster is trying to scare the girl, but, especially when Hawke turns down Holly's advances of romance, the incidents get worse. Meanwhile, Caitlin O'Shannessy arrives fresh from her escapade with Hawke against the corrupt Police of Pope County, and looks for work at Santini Air. Her close relationship with Hawke somehow seems to fuel the incidents.moreless
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
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.
The Airwolf team ends up stopping a Banana republic coup when they set out to rescue Doc, who had been kidnapped to treat the nation's leader.
String falls for the Czech woman scientist, whom he's helping defect to the west.
Archangel gives Hawke evidence that an Amerasian boy may be St. John's son, which could prove that St. John is still alive. Things take an odd turn when it's discovered that the boy's current guardian is involved in the drug trade.
The Airwolf team is sent to stop a man who has hijacked a Japanese freighter carrying nuclear waste. The man plans to blackmail the nations of the Earth into guaranteeing all diseased persons.
Archangel asks Hawke to fly Airwolf into Russia to bring out a double agent who once saved his life, who is now in possession of a deadly toxin developed by Russian scientists. The already risky mission is complicated further by the fact that Hawke and Santini must not only bring back the double agent, but his family, which will total five passengers on-board Airwolf – and the only way to compensate for the extra weight is to strip The Lady of her armament, leaving Hawke and Santini flying into Russian territory unarmed...moreless
Jason sends St. John and Mike to check on a former female agent of the Company, suffering a breakdown after a mission gone awry. When they investigate her complaints of lights and noises near an Indian burial ground, they discover that the cause of the noise is an even further advanced and possibly more deadly version of Airwolf, ready to be handed over to the KGB.moreless
During a test flight, the crew discovers an enormous radiation leak from Stavograd, a nuclear plant in North Russia. They try to go help, and bump heads with the Russians in regards to containing it.
While working on a music video, String helps a country singer whose manager/ex-husband plans to kill her in an effort to boost album sales.
A jet manufacturer sabotages his own plane that St. John is test piloting rather than let St. John reveal its inferior construction.
String and Dom become involved in a custody dispute when a friend of String's, who was about to be divorced, dies, leaving his wife and mother to battle for his infant son.
While testing a navigation device, Jo's chopper is shot down, followed by St. John in a plane. St. John stays airborne and find Jo's wreckage. When he tries to get the help of authorities in the nearby town of Santa Mira to find Jo, he's infuriated with their nonchalant attitude and lack of urgency. They soon find out that there's more to the town than meets the eye.moreless
After being captured and prisoned, Jo's only hope for survival lies with a Soviet defector.
With the help of Arkov, the Airwolf crew works with the now cooperative Russians to try and contain the leak and prevent total meltdown.
Assigned to guard a train car full of nerve gas for disposal, Locke has to partner up with a Russian agent and enemy to make the transport. They're forced to put their differences aside when a corrupt Army colonel tries to hijack the cargo.
St. John and Locke uncover a military cover-up when they represent opposite sides at a court martial.
Locke's girlfriend is given a behavior implant module which forces her to turn Locke over to a lady scientist who uses the same procedure on Locke. She tries to program Locke and try to force him to turn over Airwolf.
When a friend of his is killed behind the Iron Curtain, Locke's behavior changes, and as a result the Company distrusts him. He also alienates the crew, resulting in distrust between them as well. Unknown to them all, two moles inside the Company are the root cause.
A Japanese Kamikaze pilot who survived being shot down by St. John's father during WWII plans on restoring his honor by killing St. John and destroying a nuclear power plant.
John comes to the aid of an old flame, who owns an aircraft charter service and fighting against a lumber baron who's also into drug trafficking. The murder of her husband adds to the woman's chaotic spiral.
The Airwolf team is assigned to guard the daughter of an Interpol agent who is marked for death by terrorists.
The Airwolf team is sent in to stop a group that has taken control of ten Soviet and ten American nuclear missile silos and threatens to set them off unless everyone agrees to total nuclear disarmament.
Jo's dying father aids the Airwolf team in recovering plutonium stolen by a group of Neo-Nazis, as well as rescuing the family of the man in charge of the facility where the plutonium was stolen.
The Airwolf team travels around the world as they put an opium ring run by St. John's former commander out of business.
Jo is lured to Afghanistan by an old boyfriend who has sold her as a bride to a rebel leader.
After the father of one of St. John's friends is killed, the Airwolf team tracks down the source of a genetically engineered virus that was used.
Mike and the wife of an East German double agent pilot (also known as Captain Klaus Herzfeld) he had been impersonating are kidnapped at an air show in Paris. The rest of the Airwolf crew must rescue him before he's forced to leave the country with foreign terrorists.
A banana republic dictator takes St. John and the family of one of St. John's friends, who had discovered that the dictator was skimming American aid, hostage on a remote island.
The grandfather of one of four juvenile delinquents Jo and Mike have taken camping plans on killing the rest of the camping party in order to regain custody of his grandson.
St. John and crew are under a deadline to recover a piece of stolen satellite hardware which is needed for an upcoming space shuttle flight. In doing so, the crew watches through the windows of an apartment building, in which Jo is working undercover as maintenance to expose which of her neighbors could lead them to it.moreless
St. John is being held prisoner, in a jungle prisoner camp. Dom is killed in a helicopter accident that also severely injures String. Dom's niece, Jo, inherits and takes charge of Santini Air. The Company sends Jason Locke, Archangel's replacement, to regain possession of Airwolf, and recruits Major Mike Rivers, an Air Force pilot, to help him find and fly the craft. Together, they attempt to rescue St. John from the prison camp.moreless