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 go to Libya to take back the chopper, while some unexpected twists and turns along the way complicates the mission.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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