!!Alex & Pictus
--> Species: Human & Cat
--> Planes: Westland Whirlwind (Aero Fighters 3)

!!Angela / Steve
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: Dassault Rafale (Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special), Dowoitine D520 (Sonic Wings Special)

A flamboyant effeminate Frenchman.

* AmbiguousGender
* BishieSparkle

!!Blazers
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: P61 Black Widow (Aero Fighters 3), F-14 Tomcat (Aero Fighters Assault), A-10 Thunderbolt II (Aero Fighters Assault)

!!Bobby
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: Sea Harrier FRS2 (Aero Fighters 2)

!!Chaika & Pooshka
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: IL-2 Sturmovik (Aero Fighters 3 & Sonic Wings Special), IL-102 (Sonic Wings Limited & Sonic Wings Special)

* RedOniBlueOni

!!Ellen & Cindy / Cincia
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: F-14 Tomcat (Aero Fighters 2 & Sonic Wings Special), Fairey Swordfish (Aero Fighters 3, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special)

!!Hien
--> Species: Ninja
--> Planes: Mitsubishi F-2 (Aero Fighters, Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, Sonic Wings Special, & Aero Fighters Assault), Mitsubishi [=A6M=] Zero (Aero Fighters 3), Nakajima J1N Gekkou (Sonic Wings Special)

The main hero of the game series. He shoots out giant shuriken and kunai from his planes.

* BadBoss: His boss forces him to keep on performing missions all the time.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* WaveMotionGun

!!Keaton
--> Species: Human (Aero Fighters), Cyborg (all subsequent games)
--> Planes: F-18 (Aero Fighters), F-117 (Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special), F4U Corsair (Aero Fighters 3 & Sonic Wings Special)

An American pilot who was turned into a cyborg.

* MakeMyMonsterGrow: His bomb makes himself grow really large.
* HollywoodCyborg

!!Keith Bishop
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: F-14 Tomcat (Aero Fighters)

!!Kowful
--> Species: Viking
--> Planes: Saab 37 Viggen (Aero Fighters 1, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special), Ju-87 Stuka (Aero Fighters 3 with River, Sonic Wings Special)

* HornyVikings
* LaughingMad: Pretty much 99%, if not all he ever says, is laughter, which grows longer and longer as you progress through the game. Lampshaded in ''Special'':
--> Hee! He! He! He! He! He! He! He! He! He! (repeat)

!!Malcolm
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: Do 335 Pfeil (Aero Fighters 3)

!!Mao-Mao
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: F-15 Eagle (Aero Fighters 1, Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, Sonic Wings Special, & Aero Fighters Assault), Aichi M6A1 Seiran (Aero Fighters 3 & Sonic Wings Special)

A policewoman and idol singer.

* AwesomeYetPractical: In ''Assault'', you have to beat the game in order to unlock her (or use a cheat), but she's worth it. She has a "regular" gun, the best missile type (Phoenix), good Chaff, and the '''''[[GameBreaker Ninja]] [[WaveMotionGun Beam.]]''''' Her plane is also quite fast, so while it does require a bit of good maneuvering, it is excellent for staging hit-and-run attacks, as well as the defense special missions.
* SecretIdentity: Nobody knows that she flies in a plane and fights evil.
* TimeStandsStill
* WaveMotionGun: Her special weapon in ''Assault''.

!!River
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: Panavia Tornado (Aero Fighters), Ju-87 Stuka (Aero Fighters 3 with Kowful), AV-8 Harrier II (Sonic Wings Limited & Sonic Wings Special), Boulton Paul Defiant (Sonic Wings Special)

!!Silver
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: A-10 Thunderbolt II (Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special), P-61 Black Widow (Sonic Wings Special)

!!Spanky the Dolphin / Whity
--> Species: Dolphin
--> Planes: Northrop YF-23 Gray Ghost (Aero Fighters 2, Sonic Wings Limited, & Sonic Wings Special), Polikarpov I-16 (Aero Fighters 3), Henschel Hs 129 (Sonic Wings Special), Grumman X-29 (Aero Fighters Assault)

The first dolphin pilot to have ever lived. He usually shoots out water-themed shots. Since he is a dolphin, he hates dry and hot places.

* DifficultButAwesome: In ''Assault'', his plane is rather slow and has difficulty turning properly. His main gun also has very short range, [[FridgeLogic despite being a laser,]] meaning he has trouble effectively tailing enemy aircraft. However, '''''[[GameBreaker that gun does almost as or as much damage as most regular Special Weapons (except the Ninja Beam)]]''''', and because it's the main gun, it has infite ammo! His plane also has the best missile type (Phoenix), and the Chaff is Air Mines. About the only thing unspectacular in his arsenal is his Special Weapon, the rather cumbersome Fae, which is still good against bosses. This makes Spanky the best boss killer in the game. Makes sense since you have to fully beat the game to unlock him. Or use a cheat. To make him even more awesome, this means the little guy's awesome in [[ThatOneLevel the "Air Battle" and "Fortress levels!]]
* {{Engrish}}: "I never thought I'd be frying over a jungle."
* ExtremeOmnivore: He tries to eat Martian food as well as Martians themselves.


!!T.B. A-10
--> Species: Robot
--> Planes: Saab JAS-39 Gripen (Aero Fighters), F-104 Starfighter (Sonic Wings Limited & Sonic Wings Special), Brewster F2A Buffalo (Sonic Wings Special)

!!Villiam
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: AV-8 Harrier II (Aero Fighters)

* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: He joins the group to save his abducted fiancče
* OfficerAndAGentleman

!!Volk the "No Dead"
--> Species: Undead
--> Planes: Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Sonic Wings Limited & Sonic Wings Special), MiG-3 (Sonic Wings Special), Sukhoi Su-35 (Aero Fighters Assault)

* IncendiaryExponent: In ''Assault'', all of his weaponry is themed on fire.