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Pensacola: Wings of Gold is a syndicated American action/adventure drama series based at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida. Episodes were aired in several countries outside the U.S. including Portugal, France, Sweden, South Africa, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Australia and Sri Lanka. Although set in Florida, it was largely filmed in San Diego [1] particularly at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Cast members in season 2 were part of a squadron mimicking VMFAT-101, the F/A-18 instructor squadron based in Miramar. Outdoor scenes were filmed in San Diego and MCAS Miramar while indoor scenes were filmed at Stu Segall Studios in San Diego.

Pensacola: Wings of Gold
Genre Action/Adventure
Created by William Blinn
Starring James Brolin
Composer(s) John R. Graham
Jimmy Haun
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 66
Executive producer(s) David H. Balkan
William Blinn
James Brolin
Stu Segall
Jeff Wachtel
Jacqueline Zambrano
Producer(s) Laurence Frank
Nan Hagan
Perry Husman
Jeff Wald
Cinematography Anthony Anderson
Tom Jewett
Terry Pfrang
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 48 minutes
Production company(s) Partner Stations Network
Dauphine Productions
Stu Segall Productions
Eyemark Entertainment
CBS Broadcast International
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Original network Syndication
Original release September 20, 1997 (1997-09-20) – May 20, 2000 (2000-05-20)



  • James Brolin as Lt. Col. Bill "Raider" Kelly, commanding officer of VMFAT-107, an F/A-18 Hornet training squadron

Season 1Edit

  • Kristanna Loken as Janine Kelly, Lt. Col. Kelly's daughter
  • Kathryn Morris as Lieutenant Annalisa 'Stinger' Lindstrom, UH-1 helicopter aviator
  • Rodney Rowland as Lieutenant Bobby 'Chaser' Griffin, F/A-18 Hornet aviator
  • Rodney Van Johnson as Lieutenant Wendell 'Cipher' McCray, Force Recon
  • Salvator Xuereb as Lieutenant A.J. 'Buddha' Conaway, demolitions expert
  • Brynn Thayer as Colonel Rebecca Hodges, LtCol. Kelly's superior officer

Season 2Edit

  • Bobby Hosea as Maj. MacArthur "Hammer" Lewis, Jr., executive officer (XO) of VMFAT-107; F/A-18 Hornet instructor pilot
  • Michael Trucco as Lt. Tucker "Spoon" Henry III, F/A-18 Hornet student aviator
  • Sandra Hess as Lt. Alexandra "Ice" Jensen, F/A-18 Hornet student aviator
  • Kenny Johnson as Lieutenant Butch "Burner" Barnes, F/A-18 Hornet student aviator
  • Barbara Niven as Kate Anderson, barkeep

Season 3Edit

  • Felicity Waterman as Captain Abigail "Mad Dog" Holley, a helicopter pilot on loan from the Royal Air Force and squadron's boxing coach
  • David Quane as Captain Edward "Capone" Terrelli, pilot of the AH-1W "Cobra" gunship, a former fighter pilot
  • Kenny Johnson reprised his role from season 2[2]

DVD releasesEdit

FilmRise Studios has released all 3 seasons on DVD in Region 1 via Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program.[3][4] These are manufacture-on-demand (MOD) releases, available exclusively through

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 22 October 10, 2016
The Complete Second Season 22 February 10, 2017
The Complete Third Season 22 February 10, 2017

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Result
1999 Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing Nominated


  1. ^ San Diego Film Commission
  2. ^
  3. ^ 'The Complete 1st Season' is Now Available on DVD
  4. ^ [ 'The Complete 2nd Season' and 'The Complete 3rd Season' DVDs]

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