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total no fly safe miss crash
total # # # # #
season 1 44 4 35 4 7
season 2 # # # # #
  i'm currently watching season two...

 

 
Detailed Summaries Interesting Facts Upgrade Chart
 
assumptions and accuracy:
> flight: besides the shown flights, i'm also logging unseen/implied flights if they're backed up by dialog or a visual still frame of the wind raider near the characters. for instance, in ep44 it's shown flying to snake mountain, lands safely, they rescue snowflake, then it's back in the region of ice with everyone standing in front of it. the actual flight wasn't shown, but they must have taken it back.

> status: my use of 'miss' implies action but not necessarily a close call.

> crew: the wind raider's control sticks are sometimes on the left, right, both, or neither sides of the cockpit. it changes from frame to frame or scene to scene. this makes it difficult and sometimes impossible to correctly identify who the pilot is. that being so, i'm listing the pilot and passengers together as 'crew'. (it's pretty funny to pay attention to the control sticks. watch ep64.)

> flight path: when it's not shown, i've sometimes found it safe to assume a launch or land location based on relative scenes or dialog. if it's at the end of an episode and they fly off, i usually assume they're going back to the royal palace, especially if they were there prior.
 
> notes: i'm leaving this field blank when nothing really happens.
 

Season One

flight status episode crew flight path notes
1 SAFE 006 - Teela's Quest teela royal palace - crystal sea  
2 SAFE 006 - Teela's Quest teela crystal sea - royal palace flies off at the very end of the episode.
3 MISS 009 - The Dragon Invasion teela
orko
  teela and orko are flying the wind raider and stratos comes up. some comedy happens then a random dragon breaths fire at them but misses.
4 SAFE 009 - The Dragon Invasion teela
he-man
unknown - snake mountain  
5 SAFE 011 - Masks of Power prince adam
orko
man-at-arms
unknown - city of the ancients  
6 SAFE 011 - Masks of Power he-man
orko
man-at-arms
city of the ancients - castle grayskull  
7 SAFE 011 - Masks of Power he-man
man-at-arms
castle grayskull - snake mountain  
8 SAFE 011 - Masks of Power he-man
man-at-arms
aran
una
snake mountain - unknown  
9 SAFE 013 - Like Father, Like Daughter he-man
battle cat
unknown - stardica fortress  
10 MISS 014 - Colossor Awakes he-man
teela
royal palace defense / local flight skeletor in the collector shoots the wind raider, but the wind raider's computer initiates auto-pilot and hovers down. (we don't see it actually land, but you know gravity.)
11 SAFE 014 - Colossor Awakes he-man
ram man
royal palace - forest strange enough, orko flew right along side of the wind raider and stratos carried man-at-arms. why didn't they have orko and man-at-arms in the wind raider and stratos flying beside it?
12 CRASH 018 - Creatures From The Tar Swamp teela
man-at-arms
royal palace - forest
the right wing gets ripped off by a recently resurrected shrieker. it hits a mountain and the whole thing breaks into several pieces. after a commercial break it shows this great pan of he-man looking at the parts littering the forest thinking his friends were in it, but they were saved by stratos.
13 SAFE 019 - Quest for He-man he-man
orko
royal palace defense / local flight (it ends up landing just outside of the palace in the woods) he-man whistles for it and jumps in. then orko directly transports into the cockpit while it's flying. he-man uses the grappler to bring down trap jaw's sky sled. then he lands to confront him.
14 SAFE 022 - Song of Celice prince adam
cringer
orko
royal palace - tahrin  
15 SAFE 023 - The Return of Orko's Uncle he-man
teela
orko
royal palace - spydra's castle  
- NO FLY 025 - Evilseed no one royal palace with man-at-arms in the cockpit, ram man finds that the engine is filled with weeds. there's no time to clean it up, so they take the battle ram. 
- NO FLY 026 - Ordeal in the Darklands he-man
man-at-arms
jungle evil-lyn creates a magical vision of the wind raider firing at mira.
- NO FLY 027 - Orko's Favorite Uncle no one royal palace we see it, non-flying in the background. for some reason he-man decided it wasn't good enough and took the talon fighter instead.
16 CRASH 034 - The Dragon's Gift he-man
teela
battle cat
royal palace - darksmoke a protective field makes them loose control, but he-man's strength helps him crash it into a pile of snow that happens to burry battle cat completely except for his tail.
17 SAFE 038 - Valley of Power battle cat
he-man
danavas
royal palace / local flight a baby rogue flown by danavas has battle cat in it's clutches. he-man whistles for the wind raider and frees battle cat who falls directly into it. *then* he-man climbs up the rogue and pulls danavas off, they both fall, he-man lands in the cockpit and danavas on the hood. after landing danavas kisses the ground and foregoes his evil ways.
18 SAFE 038 - Valley of Power he-man royal palace / local flight he-man takes off in it again to drug the evil baby rogue into being good again.
19 CRASH 040 - House of Shokoti Part 1 he-man
battle cat
orko
ram man
royal palace - sands of time the left wing gets blown off by a spider robot and it crashes, spilling everyone out neatly beside it with ram man the only one covered in a pile of sand.
20 SAFE 043 - The Mystery of Man-E-Faces teela
orko
royal palace - widget's fortress later in the episode we see teela appear at grayskull. it's likely that she took the wind raider there, but there were no signs of it at all.
21 SAFE 044 - The Region of Ice he-man
orko
region of ice - snake mountain  
22 SAFE 044 - The Region of Ice he-man
orko
snowflake
snake mountain - region of ice after the snake mountain scene it directly cuts to the region of ice and everyone (including the rescued snowflake) is standing in front of the wind raider. it's safe to assume an unseen flight was made.
23 SAFE 046 - Eternal Darkness teela
man-at-arms
prince adam
cringer
royal palace - castle grayskull they do some crazy flying for no reason, but they land it.
24 CRASH 047 - Keeper of the Ancient Ruins teela
prince adam
cringer
royal palace - ancient ruins during a storm, adam and teela somehow crash it inside of a cave! now that's skill.
25 SAFE 047 - Keeper of the Ancient Ruins man-at-arms
professor smallen
ancient ruins - royal palace (they're in a wind raider of their own)
26 SAFE 047 - Keeper of the Ancient Ruins teela
prince adam
cringer
ancient ruins - royal palace  
27 SAFE 048 - Return of Evil man-at-arms
teela
just over a jungle they use it to help he-man track an energy android
28 SAFE 049 - Return of the Gryphon man-at-arms
he-man
royal palace - jungle to get out of the wind raider while it's flying, he-man reaches out and grabs a branch. lol. this is the second time i've seen the grappler used and it was used twice in this episode: once to rescue teela and thad from fire and then again to save thad from drowning. this is also the second time i've seen it hover in one place and it did that twice too.
29 SAFE 054 - Game Plan he-man
battle cat
ram man
royal palace - sands of time no launch or flight shown.
30 MISS 055 - Eye of the Beholder prince adam
he-man
man-at-arms
unknown - royal palace the episode starts with prince adam and man-at-arms flying around. it looses power for some unknown reason. you think it's going to crash, but adam changes to he-man mid-flight! instead of firing the grappler, he-man unwinds it and hurls it into a mountain side. while the wind raider hangs from the line, he-man jumps down to a ledge. man-at-arms releases the cable and he-man catches the wind raider. *then* he-man drags it back to the palace by the grappler line.
31 SAFE 056 - Quest for the Sword he-man   he-man uses it really quickly to cross a gorge in an attempt to get his sword back.
32 SAFE 057 - Castle of Heroes he-man
orko
monteeg
royal palace - forest  
33 MISS 057 - Castle of Heroes he-man
orko
monteeg
forest - ice cave ice cannonballs! this is the second time he-man leaves the wind raider by grabbing onto something like a limb.
34 SAFE 057 - Castle of Heroes he-man
orko
monteeg
ice cave (one end)- ice cave (the other end) it's a very short flight.
35 SAFE 057 - Castle of Heroes he-man
orko
monteeg
ice cave - monteeg's castle  
36 SAFE 059 - The Witch and The Warrior he-man
teela
royal palace - aradan  
37 SAFE 060 - The Return of Granamyr he-man
man-at-arms
castle grayskull - darksmoke  
38 SAFE 060 - The Return of Granamyr he-man
man-at-arms
darksmoke - the wizard brindle's palace  
39 SAFE 060 - The Return of Granamyr he-man
man-at-arms
brindle
lyra
the wizard brindle's palace - darksmoke this is an unseen flight.
40 CRASH 060 - The Return of Granamyr he-man darksmoke - darksmoke shadow wing takes out the engine and then he-man purposefully guides the wind raider to crash into granamyr's castle ...just to get his attention!!
41 SAFE 061 - Pawns of the Game Master prince adam
orko
cringer
royal palace - jungle near the game master's ship  
42 SAFE 063 - The Huntsman teela
prince adam
cringer
castle grayskull - baron grod's castle  
43 CRASH 063 - The Huntsman teela
prince adam
cringer
baron grod's castle - royal palace an ogre named gamrack takes it down with a tractor beam. everyone jumps out before it explodes.
44 SAFE 064 - The Remedy he-man
man-at-arms
royal palace - rohad's place  
45 SAFE 064 - The Remedy he-man
man-at-arms
rohad's place - castle grayskull unseen flight
46 CRASH 064 - The Remedy he-man
man-at-arms
castle grayskull - crystal mountains by far the best crash in season one! i won't ruin it by typing it out here. you just have to see it yourself.
- NO FLY 065 - The Heart of A Giant no one   it's shown at the very beginning and end of the episode but it's not flown or used in any way. perhaps it was included in the background out of respect because this was the last episode of the season.

Season Two

flight status episode crew flight path notes
- - 066 - The Cat and the Spider webstor royal palace - snake mountain it's worth mentioning that webstor has his own version of a wind raider in this episode.
47 CRASH 066 - The Cat and the Spider teela
kittrina
royal palace - snake mountain skeletor has webstor use the nullifier  ray to disable the wind raider's engines. teela says she can glide it in, but a few more blasts come from snake mountain and teela gets knocked unconscious. the wind raider spins around and crashes. the view pulls back and kittrina has used her fire wand to save them.
- NO FLY 072 - The Great Books Mystery no one royal palace teela and orko walk right past two perfectly good wind raiders.
48 CRASH 074 - Island of Fear man-at-arms
prince adam
cringer
royal palace - eternian ocean near the new eternian dam, prince adam decides to brush up on his flying skills, showing off some great stock animation. somehow he doesn't notice an island and they crash into it  just enough to damage the engines. it seems like they'll safely glide away, but everyone jumps into the water at the last second. we don't get to see the actual crash.
49 SAFE 074 - Island of Fear teela island of fear - island of fear local scouting / observation flight
- - 076 - The Ice Age Cometh phillip royal palace - weather station honorable mention of the ice raider
50 SAFE 078 - Betrayal of Stratos he-man
orko
jungle - jungle having just finished a vacation, prince adam and orko are loading up the wind raider in the forest when stratos flies by being chased by a karock. he-man jumps in the wind raider with orko and pursue to assist. orko takes the controls and he-man jumps out of the wind raider, punches the bird in the feet and is luckily caught by stratos. i was hoping for more raider action, but by the time they reach the ground, orko has already safely landed.
51 SAFE 078 - Betrayal of Stratos he-man
orko
jungle - avion - castle grayskull it glides up to where the egg of avion normally is and just stops there abruptly in mid-air. they exclaim about the egg being 'missing' then they head to castle grayskull to see the sorceress. since they don't actually land and it's such a brief hover, i'm listing it as one flight record.
52 SAFE 078 - Betrayal of Stratos he-man
orko
castle grayskull - mount doom this flight wasn't shown, but when they get to mount doom, orko and the others are separated and orko says he'll go back to the wind raider to wait.
53 SAFE 079 - Disappearing Dragons he-man
orko
royal palace - darksmoke a short flight with no worries. remixed animation from ep60.
54 MISS 081 - The Arena he-man royal palace defense / local flight neat animation sequences and pans. the wind raider gets frozen but somehow manages to fall to the ground safely.
55 SAFE 085 - The Rainbow Warrior prince adam
orko
teela
man-at-arms
king randor
royal palace - beach this is the first time i've seen five passengers.
56 SAFE 087 - Things That Go Bump in the Night man-at-arms
teela
royal palace - snake mountain trash dump  
57 SAFE 088 - Three on a Dare prince adam
cringer
royal palace - snake mountain  
58 SAFE 090 - One For All he-man
teela
orko
cringer
royal palace - eternos flight not shown. they land in a place that was eternos in a previous episode, but they don't recognize it. the flight isn't shown, but the raider is behind them.
60 SAFE 091 - Jacob and the Widgets teela unknown field test flight the episode starts with them trying out the new coridite powered rocket boosters. it's a little sketchy because teela pushes the test further than man-at-arms would have liked, but she lands it safely.
61 SAFE 091 - Jacob and the Widgets he-man royal palace - space - widget fortress - space - widget fortress ..that's right, i said 'space'. he-man hovers it beside the moon, then pushes off of the wind raider to alter the moon's orbital path. coridite engines rock! he then flies back to eternia, fires at some rocks, then it's back to space to move the moon back into it's normal position. there are some great animation sequences in this one.
62 SAFE 095 - A Bird in the Hand prince adam
stanlan
cringer
orko
royal palace - castle grayskull the take off and landing aren't shown, but there's a neat pan of them being pursued by skeletor in a basher, and another one shortly after that of it parked in front of the castle.
63 MISS 095 - A Bird in the Hand prince adam
stanlan
cringer
orko
castle grayskull - caves of the wind skeletor catches up to them, there's some neat animation of the two ships having a dogfight, laser fire, boulders exploding... i'm calling this one a 'miss' for the speed and intensity of the action.
64 SAFE 098 - Search for the Past prince adam
cringer
royal palace - swamps of enchantment adam turns on the 'tracer' to track down man-at-arms. a spiral-flight / pan is shown, then adam sets the auto-pilot and presses the eject button. they parachute to the ground and the raider flies off. shortly later man-at-arms mentions that it would be nice to have a wind raider, but i suppose it either went back to the royal palace or it's landed somewhere outside of whistling distance. it's not shown for the rest of the episode.
65 CRASH 099 - Hunt for He Man prince adam
cringer
royal palace - misty swamps another episode that stars off with the wind raider. they're in the back seat letting the auto-pilot control the course when whiplash at snake mountain disables them with a freeze ray. they crash into the swamp. adam is thrown free on impact, but cringer's tail is trapped and he goes under when it sinks. he-man saves him, but the wind raider is too damaged to use.
66 SAFE 103 - The Good Shall Survive teela
man-at-arms
buzz-off
royal palace - bee colony only the take off was shown. no return flight shown or mentioned, but they end up back at the palace after a few other scenes.
67 SAFE 103 - The Good Shall Survive he-man
man-at-arms
royal palace - bee colony crazy flying, but no problems at all.
    106 - The Bitter Rose      
    107 - The Gambler      
    110 - The Problem With Power      
    111 - Double Trouble      
    112 - The Eternia Flower      
    113 - Happy Birthday Roboto      
    114 - Battle of the Dragons      
    116 - Here, There, Skeletors Everywhere      
    118 - Orko's Return      
    119 - Visitors From Earth      
    120 - Monster on the Mountain      
    125 - Bargain With Evil      
    126 - Capture the Comet Keeper      
 
 Detailed Summaries ^ top
 
> flights: number of flights taken.
> status: the 'max' status in order of: safe, miss, crash.
> crew: minimum and maximum number of crew.
> raiders: number of wind raiders.
> *lasers: i didn't start tracking laser fire until ep81, but i know there are more. i'll watch them all again and 'fix' that column after i finish the rest of the page.
 
episode flights status crew raiders hover lasers* grappler
006 - Teela's Quest 2 SAFE 1 1      
009 - The Dragon Invasion 2 MISS 2 1      
011 - Masks of Power 4 SAFE 2-4 1      
013 - Like Father, Like Daughter 1 SAFE 2 1      
014 - Colossor Awakes 2 MISS 2 1 1    
018 - Creatures From The Tar Swamp 1 CRASH 2 1      
019 - Quest for He-man 1 SAFE 2 1     1
022 - Song of Celice 1 SAFE 3 1      
023 - The Return of Orko's Uncle 1 SAFE 3 1      
025 - Evilseed 0 NO FLY 0 1      
026 - Ordeal in the Darklands 0 NO FLY 2 1      
027 - Orko's Favorite Uncle 0 NO FLY 0 1      
episode flights status crew raiders hover lasers* grappler
034 - The Dragon's Gift 1 CRASH 3 1      
038 - Valley of Power 2 SAFE 1-3 1      
040 - House of Shokoti Part 1 1 CRASH 4 1      
043 - The Mystery of Man-E-Faces 1 SAFE 2 1      
044 - The Region of Ice 2 SAFE 2-3 1      
046 - Eternal Darkness 1 SAFE 4 1      
047 - Keeper of the Ancient Ruins 3 CRASH 2-3 2      
048 - Return of Evil 1 SAFE 2 1      
049 - Return of the Gryphon 1 SAFE 2 1 1   2
054 - Game Plan 1 SAFE 3 1      
055 - Eye of the Beholder 1 MISS 3 1     1
056 - Quest for the Sword 1 SAFE 1 1      
057 - Castle of Heroes 4 MISS 3 1      
059 - The Witch and The Warrior 1 SAFE 2 1      
060 - The Return of Granamyr 4 CRASH 1-4 1      
061 - Pawns of the Game Master 1 SAFE 3 1      
063 - The Huntsman 2 CRASH 3 1      
064 - The Remedy 3 SAFE 2 1      
065 - The Heart of A Giant 1 NO FLY 0 1      
episode flights status crew raiders hover lasers* grappler
066 - The Cat and the Spider 2 CRASH 2 1      
072 - The Great Books Mystery 1 NO FLY 0 2      
074 - Island of Fear 2 CRASH 2 2      
076 - The Ice Age Cometh - -          
078 - Betrayal of Stratos 3 SAFE 2 1 1    
079 - Disappearing Dragons 1 SAFE 2 1      
081 - The Arena 1 MISS 1 1   1  
085 - The Rainbow Warrior 1 SAFE 5 1      
087 - Things That Go Bump in the Night 1 SAFE 2 1      
088 - Three on a Dare 1 SAFE 2 1      
090 - One For All 1 SAFE 4 1      
091 - Jacob and the Widgets 2 SAFE 1 1 1 1  
095 - A Bird in the Hand 2 MISS 4 1      
098 - Search for the Past 1 SAFE 2 1      
episode flights status crew raiders hover lasers* grappler
099 - Hunt for He Man 1 CRASH 2 1      
103 - The Good Shall Survive 2 SAFE 2-3 1      
106 - The Bitter Rose              
107 - The Gambler              
110 - The Problem With Power              
111 - Double Trouble              
112 - The Eternia Flower              
113 - Happy Birthday Roboto              
114 - Battle of the Dragons              
116 - Here, There, Skeletors Everywhere              
118 - Orko's Return              
119 - Visitors From Earth              
120 - Monster on the Mountain              
125 - Bargain With Evil              
126 - Capture the Comet Keeper              

 

Season 1

0-4 1-2 2 * 4

 

Season 2

0-5 1-2 2 2 0

 

Totals

0-5 1-2 4 2 4
 

Upgrade Chart

(this section started late in my watching process and will be updated later)

014 - Colossor Awakes Auto-Pilot and Hover are shown for the first time.
018 - Creatures From The Tar Swamp first Completely Destructive Crash.
019 - Quest for He-man the Grappler has a Drill on the end and the Whistle Activated Response is used for the first time.
038 - Valley of Power Whistle Activated Response and Auto-Pilot used.
048 - Return of Evil they may have used the Tracer in this episode...
049 - Return of the Gryphon Grappler end changed to an Anchor.
055 - Eye of the Beholder Grappler with Anchor end used.
074 - Island of Fear teela may have used the Tracer in this episode, but it wasn't shown.
078 - Betrayal of Stratos Hover is used.
091 - Jacob and the Widgets the Rocket Boosters were upgraded to Coridite Power, enabling greater speeds and space travel.
098 - Search for the Past the Tracer is used to locate man-at-arms. new Ejection option is used.
099 - Hunt for He Man the Auto-Pilot will now take you anywhere you ask it to go.
 
   
   Interesting Facts

 

> the wind raider appears in 59 episodes. (season 1: 31 - season 2: 28).
>
the wind raider can fly by itself (ep14) and is whistle activated (ep19 & 38).
> the wind raider can hold up to 5 people (ep85).
> there are 4 major versions of the wind raider: 1) the original. 2) Webstor (ep66). 3) Ice Raider (ep76). 4) Melbrag (ep107). (the 'original' version is completely destroyed or rebuilt several times and upgrades also occur. there are several sub-versions of the 'original'.)
>
he-man/adam leaves the wind raider mid-flight in 4 episodes: 49, 57, 78, & 98.
> ...
  
   
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