The BEST Episodes of Airwolf

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2019

Network: CBS

'Airwolf' followed the adventures of a hi-tech helicopter and its reclusive pilot, Stringfellow Hawke. Airwolf itself was a hi-tech attack helicopter, equipped with cutting-edge on-board computer, surveillance and radar systems.

Birds of Paradise

#1 - Birds of Paradise

Season 3 - Episode 22

String comes to the aid of his nephew who asks String for help when his mother disappears for a week.

star 8.00
23 votes
Writers: Robert Janes
Airwolf II

#2 - Airwolf II

Season 3 - Episode 2

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...

star 8.00
55 votes
Directors: Don Medford
Writers: Al Martinez
To Snare a Wolf

#3 - To Snare a Wolf

Season 1 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.99
70 votes
Directors: Ivan Dixon
Writers: T.S. Cook
Sweet Britches

#4 - Sweet Britches

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 aleart 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...

star 7.94
77 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: Donald P. Bellisario
Fallen Angel (a.k.a. Angel of Mercy)

#5 - Fallen Angel (a.k.a. Angel of Mercy)

Season 2 - Episode 7

String must add Caitlin to the Airwolf crew, in order to rescue Archangel from behind enemy lines.

star 7.92
50 votes
Directors: Sutton Roley
Writers: Deborah Pratt

#6 - Wildfire

Season 3 - Episode 13

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. With Dom staying with the pair for a few days, he is shocked to learn that Little Cec was thrown out of college for selling marijuana, and is even more concerned when he discovers that he now is being forced by a head of the oil company to make drug runs in part of a drug smuggling operation. Dom sets about trying to put things right, but it is no easy task going against the ruthless drug runners...

star 7.89
28 votes
Writers: David Westheimer

#7 - Eagles

Season 3 - Episode 7

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...

star 7.84
31 votes
Directors: Virgil Vogel
Writers: Edward J. Lakso
And a Child Shall Lead

#8 - And a Child Shall Lead

Season 3 - Episode 3

String is aided in the rescue of a kidnapped industrial designer by the man's retarded son.

star 7.83
36 votes
Directors: Allen Reisner
Writers: Stephen A. Miller
Short Walk to Freedom

#9 - Short Walk to Freedom

Season 2 - Episode 22

String is captured by Latin American revolutionaries while attempting to rescue American archaeological students trapped by a coup.

star 7.83
35 votes
Directors: Virgil Vogel
Writers: Dorothy Robinson, Robert Blees
Sins of the Past

#10 - Sins of the Past

Season 2 - Episode 6

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, in 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, only for it to end in an argument with his bitter ex-wife Lila. Returning from their mission, they hear that Lila was murdered the previous night, and Dominic is arrested as the prime suspect. When Archangel is ordered not to allow Firm involvement as not to risk uncovering the secret mission, Hawke heads to the luxurious San Remo to investigate the murder for himself, and finds the island is living in the shadow of a new gambling casino, run by a very shady character with great influence in the area...

star 7.82
50 votes
Writers: Westbrook Claridge

#11 - Crossover

Season 3 - Episode 5

String falls for the Czech woman scientist, whom he's helping defect to the west.

star 7.82
33 votes
Directors: Don Medford
Writers: Elliot West
Flight #093 is Missing

#12 - Flight #093 is Missing

Season 2 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.76
55 votes
Once a Hero (a.k.a. Heroes)

#13 - Once a Hero (a.k.a. Heroes)

Season 2 - Episode 10

String receives information that St. John is being held in a POW camp, but by the time a rescue operations put into effect St. John has been moved.

star 7.76
55 votes
The Truth About Holly

#14 - The Truth About Holly

Season 2 - Episode 4

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. He close relationship with Hawke somehow seems to fuel the incidents...

star 7.75
56 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: Phil Combest
The Hunted

#15 - The Hunted

Season 2 - Episode 5

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...

star 7.73
60 votes
Directors: Sutton Roley
Writers: Chester Krumholz
Inn at the End of the Road

#16 - Inn at the End of the Road

Season 2 - Episode 14

A pilot who escaped from terrorists who stole an experimental aircraft guidance computer leads the Airwolf team to the remote community where the terrorists are holed up.

star 7.73
40 votes
Directors: Ray Austin
Writers: Westbrook Claridge
Mad Over Miami

#17 - Mad Over Miami

Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.71
58 votes
Writers: Burton Armus

#18 - Tracks

Season 3 - Episode 21

String takes group of wheelchair-bound Vietnam war vets on a mountain hike adventure, but they wind up fighting for thier lives when a deranged mountain man, wants them off his mountain at any cost.

star 7.70
20 votes
Directors: Ron Stein
Writers: Rick Kelbaugh

#19 - Eruption

Season 2 - Episode 21

After being forced down by a volcano eruption, String and Dom discover a mining town being run as a slave colony.

star 7.69
36 votes
Directors: Tom Blank
Writers: Kevin Hartigan, T.S. Cook
The American Dream

#20 - The American Dream

Season 2 - Episode 13

The Airwolf crew decides to help a group of Vietnamese farmers get their crop to market, after a warlord threatens their lives.

star 7.69
45 votes
Directors: Virgil Vogel
Writers: Dennis R. Foley
The Horn of Plenty

#21 - The Horn of Plenty

Season 3 - Episode 1

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...

star 7.68
41 votes
Directors: Sutton Roley
Writers: Sutton Roley
The Deadly Circle

#22 - The Deadly Circle

Season 3 - Episode 10

The families of one 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 conflict.

star 7.68
31 votes
Directors: Harvey Laidman
Writers: Robert Specht
HX 1

#23 - HX 1

Season 2 - Episode 8

When new hi-tech attack chopper HX1 is stolen by an elite group of mercenaries, the tactics used fits those that Hawke's MIA brother St. John was trained in, and Hawke is certain that his brother may somehow be involved. Dominic begs him to leave well alone, but Hawke is adamant, and with Archangel insisting that if it cant be retrieved, the Firm will blow HX1 and anyone flying it out of the sky, Hawke goes back into his past and some of the people he knows from it, to desperately try and get a lead on the group and mercenaries and possibly St. John... But the HX1 is so powerful, it may even be able to blow Airwolf out of the sky...

star 7.68
62 votes
Directors: Gerald Mayer
Writers: Steve Hayes
Annie Oakley

#24 - Annie Oakley

Season 3 - Episode 8

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...

star 7.68
34 votes
Writers: Harold Stone, Rick Kelbaugh
Mind of the Machine

#25 - Mind of the Machine

Season 1 - Episode 11

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.

star 7.65
68 votes
Directors: Nicholas Corea
Writers: Nicholas Corea