Pensacola: Wings of Gold

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  • 1997
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.2  (652)

Pensacola: Wings of Gold is an action-adventure series that follows a group of Marino pilots at a Naval air station in Florida. James Brolin plays Bill Kelly, a leader of an elite squad of military pilots. His role is to recruit four young pilots to join him. Kelly is challenged by putting together this group called the Sea Dragons. At first the men have a lot of conflict and struggle to get along but over time they begin to form a cohesive unit and become a real team. The Sea Dragons are a diverse group of soldiers, consisting of a couple pilots, an electronics specialist, and an expert in explosives. After spending time with these men, Kelly moves on to his next assignment which is to focus solely on fighter pilots. He has three new men to train under this gig. Eventually he adds helicopter pilots to his students. In addition to leading the men, Kelly has a nineteen year old daughter that he needs to take care of and they don't always get along. One of Kelly's men even starts to fall in love with her which leads to a lot of drama. Kelly's daugher ends up going off to college so Kelly no longer needs to worry about her falling in love with one of his trainees. Kelly himself becomes involved in a romance with the doctor on the naval base, Dr. Valerie West. While Kelly may be a stable role model, the men and women of his command are always getting into drama. One of the women on base is having an affair with a married man and becomes upset when things don't work out and it turns out he was only trying to blackmail her. Another woman is date raped while out with an acquaintance. The stress continues with the jobs as well as the team has to undergo survival training to keep their skills sharp. Every day Kelly has to learn and teach others how to balance the personal and professional.

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SOCEX: Final Exams
22. SOCEX: Final Exams
May 20, 2000
When fears of a terrorist attack cause a special exercise to be delayed, the assassin sneaks away and becomes a threat to Kelly and Hammer. Kate returns, considering another's marriage proposal when she gets no encouraging signs from Kelly. Spoon and Ice's relationship heats up to the point that Kelly says one of them will have to be reassigned elsewhere.
Brothers
21. Brothers
May 13, 2000
Kelly returns to his hometown, Marfa, Texas, to be honored. He discovers two bodies. Back at the base Capone and Spoon talk to recruiters.
Casualties of War
20. Casualties of War
May 6, 2000
When a peace-keeping mission strands Burner in the jungles of San Felipe with rebel forces searching for him, Kelly and Hammer try to get permission to mount a rescue.
Return to Glory
19. Return to Glory
April 29, 2000
Burner returns, attached to the Special Operations Training Group, to prepare the 18th M.E.U. for a mission.
Answered Prayers
18. Answered Prayers
April 22, 2000
Abby meets Mark, an attractive man, coaching soccer, and begins a love affair with him. Then she finds out that the man is already married, and worse, to a marine sergeant air controller who was under investigation for a near miss involving her. The man tells his wife that Abby blackmailed him into sex for testimony clearing her.
Pensacola Shootout
17. Pensacola Shootout
February 26, 2000
It's Blaze vs. Ice in the Pensacola Shootout, where the Marines, Air Force, Navy and RAF all send two of their best pilots to compete. Spoon is Ice's wingman. Also there is an opening for a female astronaut; Hammer worries that Megan has a drinking problem.
Crash Test
16. Crash Test
February 19, 2000
After his daughter is injured in a car accident, Kelly takes her out on an plane trip to a remote cabin but the small plane starts having mechanical problems. They land, but have no way of calling for help and she starts having complications from the first accident and may die. Hammer, Capone and Ice try to find them.
Busted
15. Busted
February 12, 2000
When Spoon's plane malfunctions, counterfeit parts are discovered to be the cause and an investigation begins. Hammer meets a lawyer who feigns interest in him but is actually questioning him. Kate's niece, Megan, is running the Bucket in her absence. Meanwhile Teri handles the estate of Spoon's father and as a result, receives a lucrative job offer.
At Poverty Level
14. At Poverty Level
February 5, 2000
After a case of spousal abuse, Kelly goes to Washington to ask for raises for enlisted men. There he meets Ali, an old flame, and they rekindle the fire. Ice goes out with Dr. Brandon. Hammer has a close call.
Article 32
13. Article 32
January 29, 2000
After a helo pilot fails a training test, he gets himself killed, and Kelly is accused in an Article 32 hearing. The deceased marine wrote letters to his mother, a congresswoman, which contradict the truth and seemingly prove Kelly's guilt. Spoon, Mad Dog and Capone testify. Hammer and Col. Drayton offer moral support.
Aces
12. Aces
November 27, 1999
Hammer, Kelly and Ice fly some replacement Hornets out to an aircraft carrier and are assigned a supporting role in a combat mission. Kelly becomes an ace. Meanwhile Kate investigates her deceased husband's past after she finds a picture of a woman with whom she thinks he had an affair.
On the Tee
11. On the Tee
November 20, 1999
A reckless private collects some ordinance after an exercise, instead of calling EOD. While doing an inventory, Spoon and Abby are caught in an explosion and Capone is hit. Spoon starts hallucinating as he drifts in and out of consciousness, but rescuers can not get to them until unexploded ordinance is dealt with. Kelly and Hammer try to determine what happened.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
10. Don't Ask, Don't Tell
November 13, 1999
Spoon gets a visit from an old friend whose lies put him in an uncomfortable position. The worthless son of a famed pilot causes problems on a mission led by Spoon and Ice. Capone arranges a photo shoot at the beach house with a bevy of scantily-clad women.
True Stories
9. True Stories
November 6, 1999
Johnny Terelli, Capone's brother, comes to visit but doesn't tell Eddie that he is being pursued by both an FBI agent and a murderous Russian mobster, which endangers both Spoon and Ice. Country musician Gary Allan gives Kate and Mad Dog backstage passes and sings "Smoke Rings in the Dark."
Behind Enemy Lines
8. Behind Enemy Lines
October 30, 1999
A mini mart robbery turns into a hostage situation. Meanwhile Capone tries to help out Kate with the local mob and her jukebox.
Burke's Breach
7. Burke's Breach
October 23, 1999
The unit will be learning Burke's Breach, a combined attack strategem or set of tactics. General Burke, a former mentor of Kelly's, visits the unit, but his strange behavior endangers men during an exercise and Capone's career is threatened. Kelly discovers Burke's behavior may be caused by exposure to chemicals during the Gulf War.
Tattoo
6. Tattoo
October 16, 1999
Missiles are stolen from the base. Schaeffer, a Marine, saves Ice from a fire but when his burning shirt is torn off, a tattoo of a swastika is revealed and he is suspected of the theft. Meanwhile, Teri returns and guilt seems to keep her and Spoon apart. While Teri and Capone are present, Spoon uses a toast that Ice taught him on the night they almost became romantic.
Officers and Gentleman
5. Officers and Gentleman
October 4, 1999
Spoon and Ice look for a new roommate who can serve as a buffer between them. They and Capone undergo survival training. Kate goes out with their training officer, Capt. Ray Hartley, and becomes a victim of date rape.
Call to Glory
4. Call to Glory
October 2, 1999
Burner returns to shore and Spoon, Ice and Kate exult in his return from near death. Ice is injured by an explosion and is medically grounded by her doctor until her arm is strong enough to work the ejector lever. Spoon is jealous of the doctor and is having trouble getting over his near romance with Ice. Kelly investigates to try and find where the unexploded ordinance came from.
A Wing and A Prayer
3. A Wing and A Prayer
September 20, 1999
Burner, Hammer and Kelly are on a carrier. Burner's plane loses radio reception and navigation after possibly being struck by lightning during a storm. Because of heavy rain he cannot see the carrier and he may run out of fuel and crash. Back on shore Spoon and Ice nearly become romantic before Capone alerts them about the danger Burner is in, whereupon they rush to base.
Gypsy Tumble
2. Gypsy Tumble
September 18, 1999
Spoon's car is stolen and, on Kate's advice, he turns to Capone for help. Kelly's daughter visits from college. Kelly recruits Cricket to be in the corner of a boxer.
Tip of the Spear
1. Tip of the Spear
September 11, 1999
After Jack Hightower's car is blown up in Cairo, Kelly re-evaluates and decides he wants to be in a combat unit.
Description

Pensacola: Wings of Gold is an action-adventure series that follows a group of Marino pilots at a Naval air station in Florida. James Brolin plays Bill Kelly, a leader of an elite squad of military pilots. His role is to recruit four young pilots to join him. Kelly is challenged by putting together this group called the Sea Dragons. At first the men have a lot of conflict and struggle to get along but over time they begin to form a cohesive unit and become a real team. The Sea Dragons are a diverse group of soldiers, consisting of a couple pilots, an electronics specialist, and an expert in explosives.

After spending time with these men, Kelly moves on to his next assignment which is to focus solely on fighter pilots. He has three new men to train under this gig. Eventually he adds helicopter pilots to his students.

In addition to leading the men, Kelly has a nineteen year old daughter that he needs to take care of and they don't always get along. One of Kelly's men even starts to fall in love with her which leads to a lot of drama. Kelly's daugher ends up going off to college so Kelly no longer needs to worry about her falling in love with one of his trainees. Kelly himself becomes involved in a romance with the doctor on the naval base, Dr. Valerie West.

While Kelly may be a stable role model, the men and women of his command are always getting into drama. One of the women on base is having an affair with a married man and becomes upset when things don't work out and it turns out he was only trying to blackmail her. Another woman is date raped while out with an acquaintance. The stress continues with the jobs as well as the team has to undergo survival training to keep their skills sharp. Every day Kelly has to learn and teach others how to balance the personal and professional.Pensacola: Wings of Gold is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (67 episodes). The series first aired on September 15, 1997.

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Pensacola: Wings of Gold is available for streaming on the Fireworks International website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pensacola: Wings of Gold on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    September 15, 1997
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (652)