Stringfellow Hawk was it, and an improbable old girl and a relatively independent girl. She was one of the few independents of that era. They made a sequel too, with Thingie Van Dyke, Dick Van Dyke's son. I have to admit I rather liked it, it was glossier, and less preachy.
That said I love Airwolf. I've always wanted to fly that gorgeous piece of machinery, and I confess to humming the tune at every opportunity. They rarely show it on TV in the UK. It's sneaked on around 2 in the morning on the odd occasion, but I fear I may never see it again.
I really don't want to do my essay............ must get off line and work... must get off line and... Nah, this more fun.