|Pensacola: Wings of Gold|
|Genre|| Action/Adventure |
|Created by||William Blinn|
|Composers|| John R. Graham |
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||66|
|Executive producers||David H. Balkan|
|Running time||48 minutes|
|Production companies||Partner Stations Network|
Stu Segall Productions
|Original release||September 15, 1997 –|
May 20, 2000
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, Estonia, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Australia and Sri Lanka. Although set in Florida, it was largely filmed in San Diego  particularly at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS 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.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"Yesterday, Upon the Stair: Part 1"||James Whitmore Jr.||William Blinn||September 15, 1997|
|2||2||"Yesterday, Upon the Stair: Part 2"||Ray Austin||William Blinn & Morgan Gendel||September 22, 1997|
|3||3||"Freebird"||Anthony Hickox||Morgan Gendel||September 29, 1997|
|4||4||"It's the Real Thing, Baby"||Jim Johnston||Nan Hagan||October 6, 1997|
|5||5||"Fallout"||Terrence O'Hara||Jodie Lewis||October 13, 1997|
|6||6||"Birds of Prey"||Jack Sholder||Eric Estrin||October 20, 1997|
|7||7||"Road Warriors"||James A. Contner||Christopher Beaumont||October 27, 1997|
|8||8||"Grey Ghost"||Peter Ellis||Susan Hamilton-Brin||November 3, 1997|
|9||9||"Past Sins"||Charles Siebert||Jim Macak||November 10, 1997|
|10||10||"Bogey Man"||Richard Compton||Morgan Gendel||November 17, 1997|
|11||11||"Acceptable Casualties"||Peter Ellis||Patricia Rust & William Blinn||November 24, 1997|
|12||12||"Company Town"||Ron Garcia||Joe Gannon||January 5, 1998|
|13||13||"Trials and Tribulations"||James Brolin||Nan Hagan||January 12, 1998|
|14||14||"Soldiers of Misfortune"||Peter Ellis||Babs Greyhosky||January 19, 1998|
|15||15||"Power Play"||Sidney J. Furie||Jodie Lewis||January 26, 1998|
|16||16||"Game, Set and Match"||Vincent McEveety||Jim Macak||February 2, 1998|
|17||17||"Lost Shipment"||James Brolin||Gary Skeen Hall||April 20, 1998|
|18||18||"We Are Not Alone"||Ron Garcia||Nan Hagan||April 27, 1998|
|19||19||"Stranger, Lover, Friend"||Peter Ellis||William Blinn & Patricia Rust||May 4, 1998|
|20||20||"Great Expectations"||Peter Ellis||Jeff Wachtel||May 11, 1998|
|21||21||"Broken Wings"||Sidney J. Furie||Jim Macak||May 18, 1998|
|22||22||"Not in My Backyard"||Sidney J. Furie||Morgan Gendel||May 25, 1998|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|23||1||"Nuggets"||Unknown||Unknown||September 7, 1998|
|24||2||"Burn Out"||Unknown||Unknown||September 14, 1998|
|25||3||"Solo Flight"||Unknown||Unknown||September 21, 1998|
|26||4||"S.O.D."||Unknown||Unknown||September 28, 1998|
|27||5||"Stand Down"||Unknown||Unknown||October 5, 1998|
|28||6||"Raid on Osirak"||Unknown||Unknown||October 12, 1998|
|29||7||"Boom"||Unknown||Unknown||October 19, 1998|
|30||8||"The Red Baron"||Unknown||Unknown||October 26, 1998|
|31||9||"Vertigo"||Unknown||Unknown||November 2, 1998|
|32||10||"Wild, Wild West"||Unknown||Unknown||November 9, 1998|
|33||11||"Class Strike"||Unknown||Unknown||November 16, 1998|
|34||12||"Blue Angel"||Unknown||Unknown||January 30, 1999|
|35||13||"Lost"||Unknown||Unknown||February 7, 1999|
|36||14||"Mishap"||Unknown||Unknown||February 14, 1999|
|37||15||"Fox Two"||Unknown||Unknown||February 21, 1999|
|38||16||"Blue on Blue"||Unknown||Unknown||February 28, 1999|
|39||17||"Cuba Libre"||Unknown||Unknown||April 15, 1999|
|40||18||"Sortie"||Unknown||Unknown||April 22, 1999|
|41||19||"Touch and Go"||Unknown||Unknown||April 29, 1999|
|42||20||"G.Q."||Unknown||Unknown||May 6, 1999|
|43||21||"Night Traps"||Unknown||Unknown||May 13, 1999|
|44||22||"Rules of Engagement"||Unknown||Unknown||May 20, 1999|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|45||1||"Tip of the Spear"||Unknown||Unknown||September 11, 1999|
|46||2||"Gyspy Tumble"||Unknown||Unknown||September 18, 1999|
|47||3||"A Wing and a Prayer"||Unknown||Unknown||September 25, 1999|
|48||4||"Call to Glory"||Unknown||Unknown||October 2, 1999|
|49||5||"Officers and Gentlemen"||Unknown||Unknown||October 9, 1999|
|50||6||"Tattoo"||Unknown||Unknown||October 16, 1999|
|51||7||"Burke's Breech"||Unknown||Unknown||October 23, 1999|
|52||8||"Behind Enemy Lines"||Unknown||Unknown||October 30, 1999|
|53||9||"True Stories"||Unknown||Unknown||November 6, 1999|
|54||10||"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"||Unknown||Unknown||November 13, 1999|
|55||11||"On the Tee"||Unknown||Unknown||November 20, 1999|
|56||12||"Aces"||Unknown||Unknown||November 27, 1999|
|57||13||"Article 32"||Unknown||Unknown||January 29, 2000|
|58||14||"At Poverty Level"||Unknown||Unknown||February 5, 2000|
|59||15||"Busted"||Unknown||Unknown||February 12, 2000|
|60||16||"Crash Test"||Unknown||Unknown||February 19, 2000|
|61||17||"Pensacola Shootout"||Unknown||Unknown||February 26, 2000|
|62||18||"Answered Prayers"||Unknown||Unknown||April 22, 2000|
|63||19||"Return to Glory"||Unknown||Unknown||April 29, 2000|
|64||20||"Casualties of War"||Unknown||Unknown||May 6, 2000|
|65||21||"Brothers"||Unknown||Unknown||May 13, 2000|
|66||22||"SOCEX: Final Exams"||Unknown||Unknown||May 20, 2000|
FilmRise has released all 3 seasons on DVD.  
|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|
|1999||Golden Reel Awards||Best Sound Editing||Nominated|
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