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

* AbusiveParents: Played for laughs in his ''Aero Fighters 3'' ending: Normal parents deny their kids dessert for misbehaving. Alex's dad denies him food ''entirely''.

!!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 (''Man''?).

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To several of the other characters.
* AmbiguousGender: For starters, the character's called ''Steve'' in ''Aero Fighters 2''. Everywhere else (''Sonic Wings 2'' included), they're called Angela. All you have to do is figure out why the translators felt justified in that. Making matters more difficult is that different ending pictures depict them as male ''or'' female. ''And'', in Sonic Wings, Angela uses [[{{Bokukko}} male pronouns]]. The best example of the situation is to compare their endings with Hien and Ellen. Pay close attention to how [[GodivaHair their hair is falling in each one]]...
** In Keaton's ending with Angela, the latter was shown wearing a corset undergarment with a clearly feminine figure.
* ButtMonkey: Is attacked by Silver, Hien, and Spanky in their ''Aero Fighters 2'' Co-endings.
%%* BishieSparkle
* FullFrontalAssault: Several endings have him (?) stripping down and attempting to {{Glomp}} people.
* PeekABangs: Almost never seen with both eyes visible.
* SomethingAboutARose: Often seen holding a pink rose.

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

!!Bobby / Arthur Pride
--> Species: Human
--> Planes: Sea Harrier [=FRS2=] (Aero Fighters 2)

* AllJustADream: His solo ending in ''Aero Fighters 2'', mirroring Mao-Mao's in the previous game.

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

%%* RedOniBlueOni
* ShaggyDogStory: Their ''Aero Fighters 3'' ending has them go to claim their bounty only to find Steve beat them to it. They end up forced to work as his (?) janitors.

!!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: Human
--> 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)

A ninja who alongside Mao-Mao is the most recurring character in the series. He shoots out giant shuriken and kunai from his planes.

* {{Engrish}}: In ''Aero Fighters 2'' he mangles the word "Fly" more often than Spanky does!
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He's a Ninja Fighter Pilot.
* TheQuietOne: He doesn't talk all that much, and when he does speak he is very direct and to the point.
* TheStoic: In contrast to Mao, and most of the other characters he interacts with, he tends to behave in a serious and professional manner, rarely showing any emotion.
%%* 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.

* ButtMonkey: Suffers the most of any character in his endings.
* {{Cyborg}}: In the sequels, most of his body has been replaced with cybernetics.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: His bomb in ''Aero Fighters 3'' makes himself grow really large.
* NotQuiteDead: In the sequels, he's revealed to have survived his apparent death at the end of the first game with the help of extensive cybernetics.
* SuddenDownerEnding: His story mode in the first game has him plummet to his apparent death after the final boss fight.

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

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

* BloodKnight: Is only concerned with finding a WorthyOpponent to fight.
* GeniusBruiser: A viking ''and'' a roboticist.
* HornyVikings: Wears a horned viking helmet in place of any sort of pilot's helmet.
* 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)
* VitriolicBestBuds: Most of his dialogue with Tee Bee consists of bragging contests.

!!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.

* AllJustADream: Her ending in the first game has her awake in her bed and realize that her whole adventure was a dream. She proceeds to fall back to sleep and continue the dream.
* NiceHat: Tends to wear her police hat even when not in uniform.
* SecretIdentity: Nobody knows that she flies in a plane and fights evil.
* TimeStandsStill: She has a special move that freezes enemies in time, allowing her to wail on them while they are incapacitated.
* WaveMotionGun: Her special weapon in ''Assault''.

!!River N. White
--> 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)

* BadassBeard: Has a thick white beard in all of his appearances.
* BadassGrandpa: He's 68 in the first game, and although he admits age has slowed him down, he still manages to keep up with the younger pilots.
* {{Expy}}: of Kitashirakawa Taro from ''Videogame/RabioLepus.''
* HighClassGlass: Usually wears a monocle, though it's inconsistent which eye it's over.
* SpotOfTea: It's listed under "Likes" on his profile.

!!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 proudly self-proclaimed "World's First Dolphin Pilot". He flies experimental aircraft which usually have water-themed weapons. 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 infinite 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.
* MakingASplash: Most of his attacks are water-based.
* TalkingAnimal: He's a dolphin who can speak human languages.


!! T. B. "Tee Bee" 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)

An advanced robot created by Kowful to be "the world's greatest fighting machine."

* BloodKnight: He exists only to fight. His profile even lists "Fight" under "likes."
* SuddenDownerEnding: His single-player ending in the first game and one his endings in ''Special'' has him unceremoniously shot down by the more advanced "Tee-Bee A-10 Mk II".
* VitriolicBestBuds: Most of his dialogue with Kowful consists of bragging contests.

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

* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: He joins the group to save his abducted fiancèe
%%* OfficerAndAGentleman
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's a prince and a fighter pilot.

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

* BadassLongcoat: Always wears a black greatcoat.
* ElectronicEyes: His right eye is a cybernetic implant.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a prominent scar running across his face.
* {{Cyborg}}: Although not to the extent of Keaton, he has extensive cybernetics.
* HuskyRusskie: He stands 5'10" or 6' depending on the source and is built like a fridge.
* IncendiaryExponent: In ''Assault'', all of his weaponry is fire-themed.
* NiceHat: A Ushanka.
* SmokingIsCool: Commonly seen with a cigarette between his lips.