Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. This high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew undertook various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme. The flying Airwolf helicopter was actually a Bell 222, serial number 47085, sometimes unofficially called a Bell 222A. Airwolf is sometimes referred to in-show as "The Lady" by Santini and Hawke. - Wikipedia.com
In the TV show, Jan-Michael Vincent stars as Stringfellow Hawke, a reclusive renegade pilot who's assigned to top-secret missions for the CIA by the mysterious Archangel (Alex Cord). Hawke's weapon of choice is the high-tech battle helicopter of the future, Airwolf. Loaded with cutting-edge surveillance equipment and unbelievable firepower, Airwolf takes Hawke and his friend Dominic (Ernest Borgnine) around the globe in search of dangerous international spies and criminals.
This website is designed to share the fascinating history about Airwolf.
Unlike other Hollywood aviation aircrafts, Airwolf was used as an Air Ambulance and saved many lives during her service in real life.
Starring Jan-Michael Vincent as Stringfellow Hawk
Ernest Borgnine as Dominic Santini
Alex Cord as Michael "Archangel" Coldsmith Briggs III
Jean Bruce Scott as Caitlin O'Shannessy
Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX_qFgFsysc&t=2s
Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiFC4HwUcww
In the show, Airwolf was an armored, stealthy aircraft. The weapons were state-of-the-art, with machine guns that could rip apart tanks and bunkers. The belly missile pod could fire a variety of rockets, including air-to-surface Mavericks, Hellfires, and heat-seeking air-to-air Sidewinders. Airwolf was also equipped with an advanced computer system which could identify and track aircraft and ground vehicles. - Wikipedia.
The airframe used for Airwolf was serial number 47085 (registration number N3176S), of the initial production version. After the show was canceled, the modifications were removed (now owned by a private collector) from the actual helicopter. It was repainted and eventually sold to the German helicopter charter company, Hubschrauber-Sonder-Dienst (aka HSD Luftrettung and Blue Helicopter Alliance), and given the registration number D-HHSD.
What happened to Airwolf? After the show was canceled, the modifications were removed (now owned by a private collector) from the Airwolf helicopter. It was repainted and eventually sold to the German helicopter charter company. . . Read More.
Airwolf Fan Movie - Short Story - 'Valley of Fire' - has been written, produced and directed by 'Airwolf Themes' producer and long-time fan, Mark J. Cairns. Produced in collaboration with fellow Airwolf fans, Gerann Gerber, Tom Higginson, Roger Shore, and William Jeffery, this production started in January 2015; principal filming has now been completed and it is currently in post-production, with a hopeful airdate on Youtube later in 2017 (lots of FX work and Sound mixing to do yet!).
Long-time "Airwolf" fan, Northern Ireland-based Producer and Designer, Mark J. Cairns in collaboration with original composer Sylvester Levay is best known for producing the Airwolf Themes 2CD soundtrack album for the high-flying, mid-1980s American action television series series Airwolf (1984-1986). Mark also has interests with film & TV production, and is currently working on an Airwolf Fan Movie project called "AIRWOLF: VALLEY OF FIRE" . . .
Set 20 years or so after #AIRWOLF Season 3 final episode 'BIRDS OF PARADISE', this teaser trailer for the upcoming Airwolf Fan Movie - Short Story - 'Valley of Fire' - has been written, produced and directed by 'Airwolf Themes' producer and long-time fan, Mark J. Cairns.
Produced in collaboration with fellow Airwolf fans, Gerann Gerber, Tom Higginson, Roger Shore, and William Jeffery, this production started in January 2015; principal filming has now been completed and it is currently in post-production, with a hopeful airdate on Youtube later in 2017 (lots of FX work and Sound mixing to do yet!).
A true, scripted, short story (it'll be circa 10 minutes), serious in tone (like the 1st Season) set in the post-Ernie Borgnine era, this proper (self-funded) fan movie production for the Airwolf™ TV series is produced purely for the enjoyment of original CBS Airwolf (S1-3) fans, with lots of references to the original show, plus characters and situations mentioned that fans of the show may know. It's from Hawke's perspective.
Featuring music from the 'Airwolf Extended Themes' 2CD Soundtrack produced by Mark J.Cairns and Jan Michal Szulew (originally composed by Sylvester Levay and Udi Harpaz), this is intended as a fitting tribute to the classic 80s show, as a fan's "reboot" for the fans.
Airwolf and all related marks, logos and characters are solely owned by NBC-Universal © 1984. This amateur fan production is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with NBC-Universal, or Belisarius, and is a non-commercial fan-made film intended for recreational use and fan enjoyment only, to help promote the memory of the show.
No commercial exhibition or distribution is permitted. No alleged independent rights will be asserted against NBC or Universal Studios. Their footage is their footage that's mixed in with his own.
This little fan production is intended only to promote the Airwolf TV series' memory and help NBC Universal's on-going publicity for the show via their distributors' official DVD, HD Blu-ray and Streaming products. Long Live Airwolf!
Watch Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJfgGpXDfUw&t=1s
Stringfellow Hawke lives a solitary life in the mountains and uses his cabins dock as a helicopter landing pad. He serenades eagles with Prokofiev on his Stradivarius cello Eagles Serenade.
Released December, 2012.
Listen to Eagles Serenade Instrumental Demo below.
Note: “Airwolf: Eagle’s Serenade: 2016 Instrument Demo” IS NOT part of "Airwolf Themes", but is a synth demo played by Bob Goodwin from Liverpool. Listen to Eagles Serenade Instrumental Demo.
The amazing music on Airwolf, composed by Sylvester Levay and Udi Harpaz, that has stayed with the show's fans of this day and especially the memorable main theme tune used in both the opening and closing title sequences and during the aerial battle scenes between the real-life aircraft used on the show, which to many people nowadays symbolizes anything to do with helicopters! Listen now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX_qFgFsysc
Also listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_L-TSkGR7w
Official 2CD Sequel Soundtrack
AIRWOLF EXTENDED THEMES: Special Limited Edition
2CD Music SoundtrackSPECIAL LIMITED EDITION SOUNDTRACK 2CD SET OF 2000 UNITS ONLY. BUY HERE DIRECTLY FROM THE MUSIC PRODUCTION TEAM…
Jan's pretty much finished his CD1 for Airwolf Extended Themes (he created his final one in mid-December 2012 to take his tally to 23 tracks!), so go and have a listen to his various Airwolf Main Themes on his own: Airwolf Orchestrator's Blog.
For progress of were we are with the Airwolf Extended Themes project as a whole, please see the updated Pre-Production Tracklist here.
Gabrielle's Theme played LIVE by Jan Michal Szulew on Grand Piano - July, 2015. Airwolf Extended Themes' Orchestrator & Associate Producer JAN MICHAL SZULEW plays one of the most loved character themes from the 'Airwolf' TV series – composed by Sylvester Levay – on a Grand Piano Read More and Watch Video.
The world’s most famous helicopter is back and offering you some very special and unique flight experiences.On arrival at a top secret location, you will attend a briefing with agents from “The Firm” followed by an adrenaline pumping flight in a Bell 206 Jetranger where you will be hunted by the “Wolf” across the skies of Kent. These flights are definitely one of a kind and will have you grinning for weeks afterwards.Once safely back on the ground see Airwolf perform a breath-taking display guaranteed to keep you entertained with its unique rotor thud, fast passes, low speed manoeuvres and wing overs.Your day will also include seeing AirWolf up close and personal with a chance to talk to the pilot. Learn More.
On the afternoon of Saturday, June 6th, 1992, D-HHSD was flying a little girl suffering from heavy burns on a mercy mission from Berlin to the Cologne University Burns Unit in Köln. After safely delivering the girl, the helicopter and its crew of three was returning to Berlin when they encountered unexpected weather. With the visibility reduced to nearly 100 feet due to fog amidst a brewing thunderstorm, the copter's 42 year old pilot must have struggled to navigate the wooded German mountainsides.
"Unfortunately, at 2:30 in the afternoon, at a speed of nearly 100 miles an hour, the helicopter impacted near a rock quarry near Halbeswig. Its rotor blades clipped the tops of several tree, and then struck the mountainside. A nearby farmer heard, during his work, a big bang, and alerted emergency services. But, given the weather conditions, it took about an hour before the rescuers could find the wreck site. When they arrived, they found the helicopter was broken in half in the middle, the engine destroyed, and the 3 occupants, including a 38 year old doctor and his 31 year old assistant, all had been killed in the impact.
The forested area around the crash site was locked down for nearly 7 hours. The fire department had to close several roads near the site because not enough police. The police Dortmund and the Federal Air Transport Authority Braunschweig started their investigation on late afternoon, which continued into the following day. Afterwards, the crash site was released the helicopter's owners, who salvaged the wreck. However, due to the impassable terrain, some parts of the helicopter could only be snug out by air. Three days after the crash, the Federal Air Transport Authority concluded that human error was the cause of the crash." - http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/Airwolf-DHHSD.htm
Special Note: In the United States, the NTSB reports: There were 41 people killed in 11 EMS helicopter accidents between December 2007 and February 2010, according to an NTSB report.
It said the pressure that crews face to respond quickly during difficult flight conditions, such as darkness or bad weather, has led to increased fatal accidents."What you see happen a lot is, you have aircraft that are being used in very difficult conditions -- a lot of times in the middle of the night, weather is bad and things like that -- and you push them into sort of dangerous situations, and crashes occur," said Kent Krause, a Dallas aviation attorney.
While operating as an air ambulance the helicopter crashed in fog on June 6, 1992, killing all three of its occupants.
(ole) The wreckage on the mountain nearby Halbeswig is visible even from a long distance. Scattered parts and a burnt engine lay in between fir forests and a quarry. On Saturday around 2:30 pm a rescue helicopter of the type Bell 222 SP crashed there. A farmer heard a loud noise during his work, then the rotor blades of the helicopter became silent. All three passengers died when they crashed against the 620 meters tall mountain “Auf der Burg” (“At the castle”.) The police and fire department were looking for the crash site in the impassable area for nearly an hour. At the scene of the accident they were expected by a horrible scene. The helicopter broke in the middle and it’s engine was nearly completely burnt. The 42 year old pilot, the 31 year old paramedic and the 38 year old emergency doctor were instantly dead. The team was on their return flight from a rescue mission.
All three passengers instantly dead - Reason: Human error - The team was on their way back to Berlin
Picture caption: Only debris is left behind of the rescue helicopter, which crashed on Saturday Afternoon in the woodland near Halbeswig. In misty conditions and during a storm the pilot crashed with his machine against the mountain “Auf der Burg”. All three passengers died in this accident.
By Oliver Eickhoff
Translated by Virginia Gancarczyk Bestwig.
The Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (“Federal Aviation Office”) in Brunswick is assuming human error to be the cause of the crash. Due to examinations can a technical failure be excluded, announces the authority on request of the WP. The machine crashed with a speed of 150 kilometers per hour in a 70° angle in front of the mountain.
According to the Kriminalpolizei (“criminal police”) Dortmund the pilot of the crashed aircraft was considered to be an experienced man. Possibly him and his team were surprised by a heavy storm in the Sauerland, which was raging during the time of the crash. At the same time fog was rising. The view was, according to the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, only 30 meters.
On Saturday the woods around the scene of the accident were shut of for nearly seven hours. Especially the fire department had to close off the ways, because there weren’t enough police forces available. The Kriminalpolizei Dortmund and the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt Brunswick picked up their investigations in the late afternoon. The investigations still lasted on the next day. The area was released again on Sunday noon.
The helicopter belonged to a private company, which wants to make the salvage in the next days, depending on the weather. Because of the impassable area, some of the remains of the helicopter can only be salvaged from the air.
The original Airwolf was sold to germany and was flown by HSD Luftrettung (Airrescue). This Bell 222 is also from HSD Luftrettung, but a different one. But now everyone can see, how Airwolf looks like when it flew over Germany in the 90s as an ambulance heilcopter. Watch Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNwXFaSdejo
There are many medical organizations that use Bell 222 helicopters as Medical Air Ambulances in the world. One of them is Careflite.
CareFlite's flagship is its helicopter service. Established in 1979 with one helicopter shared between two hospitals, CareFlite now operates 6 helicopter bases in Texas. Read more: https://careflite.org/heliems.aspx
1. Careflite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sBP8euxPQA
2. Careflite landing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0XUFPI8cII
3. Lewisville, Texas: Lewisville Fire Department (TX) airlifting a patient using Careflite, 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbEYlwOPM-U
4. Lewisville (TX) Fire Department airlifting a patient using Careflite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9QrCd9bn4M
5. CareFlite Helicopter Training Denton Airport Texas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl_LaBd8LhQ
6. CareFlite medical helicopter taking off from the Lewisville FD's Open House, en route to an accident. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VijXIZZ6VKI
7. CareFlite Flight Nurses on Saving Lives and Flying in the Bell 429 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBhG-RjMk5Q
8. Careflite At Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkNsn2dTez4
This website was created to honor all EMS men and women who are dedicated to saving lives (ground and air ambulances, fire dept. including law enforcement officers). Note: The crash scene on your right is a Careflite helicopter that crashed due to engine problems. Thankfully, everyone on board survived with minor injuries. Read More. For more information about Air Ambulance Crashes, click here: Air Ambulance Crashes.
1. Bell 222 Helicopter Starts up Takes off and is filmed in flight before landing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PKT0w9rRbU
2. Bell 222 takeoff, shutdown, startup, and takeoff. Shot at the KMYF helipad, Dec. 31, 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSnZPEnSDqo
3. Airwolf Rides (Bell 222) at Skydive Chicago, 2001Check out this great video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOxw-ZFB-Io
4. A 1980 Bell 222 performing a rolling take-off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1zHj1w2ENY
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They could make an exciting Knight Rider movie using the same car and the original Knight Rider theme song. The movie could look like this above. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQwlrEdka6Q
Michael Knight is Introduced to KITT in the Original Knight Rider Series. Watch Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfRiedxPQhs
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In the "Knight Rider 2000" movie, Michael Knight puts KITT into a 1957 Chevy. The video above is what a 1957 Chevy looks like without KITT. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r62IWhnENN0
Knight Rider - "Knight Rider is an American television series created and produced by Glen A. Larson. The series was originally broadcast on NBC from 1982 to 1986. The show stars David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech modern crime fighter assisted by KITT, an advanced artificially intelligent, self-aware and nearly indestructible car." - WIkipedia.
Remember the "Knight Rider 2000" show, when Michael Knight puts KITT into a 1957 chevy? Watch the 1957 Chevy video. Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRvHd7Bceak&t=1s
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