Chaika and Pooshka
Ellen and Cindy/Cincia
The main hero of the game series. He shoots out giant shuriken and kunai from his planes.
Species: Human (Aero Fighters), Cyborg (all subsequent games)
An American pilot who was turned into a cyborg.
- Horny Vikings: Wears a horned viking helmet in place of any sort of pilot's helmet.
A policewoman and idol singer.
- Awesome Yet Practical: 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 Ninja 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.
- Secret Identity: Nobody knows that she flies in a plane and fights evil.
- Time Stands Still: She has a special move that freezes enemies in time, allowing her to wail on them while they are incapacitated.
- Wave Motion Gun: Her special weapon in Assault.
Spanky the Dolphin/Whity
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.
- Difficult but Awesome: In Assault, his plane is rather slow and has difficulty turning properly. His main gun also has very short range, despite being a laser, meaning he has trouble effectively tailing enemy aircraft. However, 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 the "Air Battle" and "Fortress levels!
- Engrish: "I never thought I'd be frying over a jungle."
- Extreme Omnivore: He tries to eat Martian food as well as Martians themselves.