Angry Birds Rio Airfield Chase Walkthrough Level 12 (9-12)

The best strategy for Airfield Chase level 9-12 is to fire the White bird so it barely clears the roof of the hut. Drop the bomb at the side of the hut and ricochet into the stone and oil drums. Lob the first Yellow bird high and propel downward through the wooden plank to break the cage protected within. If necessary, launch the next Yellow bird into the pile of oil drums to clear cages there. The score in the video below is 78,130.

If you have a different strategy feel free to leave a comment below; however, don't just post your score via the comments, as that's what the leaderboards are for.

Tags: Rio Chapter 9
Category: 05. Airfield Chase, Angry Birds Rio, Walkthroughs, Walkthroughs

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Rank: Shooter with 755 points
By Baer667 (@baer667)Score: 85,070

85070 one bird, almost same shot.

By bombas238

Got 95k with one lucky shot as well. Aim for the spot where the roof of the dome is closest to the solid platform beneath and try to get the bird flying as low as possible before detonating. The rest is chaotic blow-up luck.

By bombas238

I do mean closest to the platform beneath on the right side. The bounce should hit the solid blocks on the right.

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By loox (@loox)Score: 96,860

Awesome tip. Worked for me. Thanks.

Rank: Deputized with 155 points
By phat59 (@phat59)Score: 100,810

I just broke 100K using this strategy. It only took about 20 minutes.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 99,790

Thank you bombas! You are AWESOME!! This is a fun level and when you know where to send the bird it’s even more fun!!

Rank: Flinger with 75 points
By Btrash (@btrash)Score: 101,550

Nice! Used this, took TONS of tries to get it perfect. 2nd highest score at time of posting: 101,550

Rank: Boss Hog with 12685 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 100,000

This is how I got my highest score but it’s not as high as others. This is a level that’s fun to watch the explosions with lots of different outcomes. Which makes you want to play it over and over to get the perfect evplosion results. I’m missing alot of debris points!

Rank: Master Slinger with 5445 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 95,070

@lesleyg we both have scores ending in 000, but I like yours better:). Nice job!

Rank: Boss Hog with 12685 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 100,000

Thanks @wanda!!! I left some tips below, I use a high arch to come in and it really seemed to help improve my scores…It’s an unpredictable level with alot of “L” involved though ;-) GL!

By Jeff

bombas238 tip worked for me. 94,070. Got to blow up close to that platform.

By Harv182

101k same as bombas….. Lots and lots of random shots at the same area far cnr of building in between structures,

Profile photo of WereWolf69Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 90,270

Thanks to @bombas238 I managed a 1-Birder and netted me 14k+ more than I had.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11920 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 97,900

I’m finding this level very frustrating, there are so many variables. You have a very low skimming shot with the white bird, a precise drop with the egg, you have flying gas cans that have to land in just the right place, & a huge pile of oil drums to topple over; do all this correctly & you get a 1-bird clear & fantastic score. That’s a lot of stars that have to align to score well.
Zoomed in, pull the white bird back & the sling should be along the bottom of the bird’s right eye, that should get you approximately where you need to be to drop the egg. And despite my sad whining, I shall keep flinging away, there must be more than 92k in this for me. Good luck everyone :)

Rank: Explosive with 2380 points
By duffy (@duffy)Score: 93,260

I’m with you @karen68. You have a much better score than I do but I share your frustration. I’ve gotten several one birders but w/o good scores. @bombas238 instructions are excellent but I can’t get a score past the mid 80’s. So I am
going to call it a night & see what tomorrow brings. Maybe the whining will change things. Good night one & all.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5445 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 95,070

@duffy, I am in the same boat with you and @karen68 :(. I can’t get a good one bird score-high 70s and low 80s. Good luck to all of us!!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9175 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 98,350

@karen68, @duffy, and @wanda the score I have is from months ago. I have gotten 91k two times today, doing what everyone else is doing. However, mostly in the 75k – 85k with one bird.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11920 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 97,900

@sunshine, that’s a nice score no matter how old it is! I’m glad to hear others are having trouble on this one, I think the L-factor rules. Most of my scores today have been 1-birds in the 80k range.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5445 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 95,070

@sunshine, thanks for the encouragement. @duffy and @karen68 are faring better than I am-but I finally got over 90k.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9175 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 98,350

@wanda hang with it! You will get it!! ;)

Rank: Pig Leader with 11920 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 97,900

Keep at it @wanda, I finally improved. Followed stocktoad’s advice below.

Rank: Explosive with 2380 points
By duffy (@duffy)Score: 93,260

Well, I did improve my score significantly, but it is still very low for the Challenge Leaderboard. I am going to take a break & then come back for more. More strats have been added so maybe I’ll find one that propels me to the top. What a glutton for punishment I’ve become!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17895 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 96,930

@karen68 — Haven’t done as well as you, currently at 89510, but did improve a lot following @bombs38 with your tips. Does anyone have any tips on exactly where to hit the dome, or where the WB hits the pile of drums? I am assuming that you need to destroy the horizontal metal piece with the bomb, but did notice that once when I didn’t, it was destroyed by a exploding gas can???
I play on iPad, and found that the best way to aim the WB is to pull down just enough that you can see just a bit of the line dividing her beaks, then adjust a pixel or two upward so that line just disappears. My interpretation of karen68’s tip ended up with the WB hitting the dome. My best scores came when the clearance over the dome is at its absolute minimum.

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By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 102,430

I got my best score of 102k by the same strat as everyone else, but something about the wb’s ricochet caused the stacks of drums on the right to all start vibrating. The vibration caused them to explode one by one. Fun to watch and I think only one was left at the end.

Profile photo of waimeaRank: Gold Flinger with 8440 points
By waimea (@waimea)Score: 98,230

@HallieGinSB….beautiful score! Thanks for letting us know we are on the right track with this strat. As always, luck seems to play a big part in this level.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17895 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 96,930

@HallieGinSB — Have you seen this more than once? Do you think it should be on the list of unstable (as opposed to self-destroying) levels?

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By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 102,430

@mvnla2 it did not look like level instability to me. I have not been able to repeat this, though I have seen something kind of similar. To better describe what happened, after the wb ricochet, one of the drums landed directly on top of another one on the ground. Both remained vertically stacked and neither of them exploded. Instead, they started bouncing up and down in place. The bouncing became more pronounced and started to spread to the next column of drums to the right, then the next column, etc. Then the drums started to explode. Normally after the first shot the columns of drums sway to the left and right, and you hope that enough of them fall over and explode to give you a good score, but this time they bounced up and down instead. I have seen this up and down bouncing occasionally, but on a much smaller scale and not nearly as effective. So I think it is more likely that this was just a lucky, rare result. Sorry for TMI.

Profile photo of StocktoadRank: Gold Flinger with 8390 points
By Stocktoad (@stocktoad)Score: 99,290

Maybe I’m talking through my hat here, but I seem to get more destruction and higher scores when I start the white hen with a high arc. Also, either I didn’t understand where bombas238 is aiming or I have a different spot. Either way, it may help those struggling with this level to explain a little differently. The white hen should be activated just above or slightly to the right of the top right corner of the metal box that is inside the wood hut. Whether or not you use a high arc the spot is the same. The egg takes out the corner of the wood hut and the bird body should hit near the top of the metal box in the barrels. Actually hitting just above the metal box can be effective too.

Rank: Boss Hog with 12685 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 100,000

This is exactly what I have been doing and came here to post it with a screenshot but see you have already written exactly what I would have. I also found it much easier to hit that top right corner of the metal inside the wood with a high arch. As you said, either way you fling it…this is the spot. I just found it much easier to get to that spot with a high arch and have the WB come in at that spot and activate her just before impact. Her body should hit at the top of the metal bar or just above it so that she knocks over the top stack of barrels into the blue and yellow bird cages stacked on top of each other. Meanwhile the gas cans should drop down and explode to get as much left over wood and as many of the barrels as possible. I’ve gotten a few 94K+ scores today and now 100,000 even. Here’s the screenshot:

http://angrybir.de/Q6zyxC

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17895 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 96,930

@stocktoad — Thanks! Now at 96930 following your strat. Not sure this is better than one above, or just I had more practice and better directions. I agree with @lesleyg‘s tip below. Interesting that she got the same result in that the right tower with red gas can did not fall over. On the iPad, you aim the WB by pulling down so there is just the barest sliver of beak showing to the left of the sling (about the width of the black border around the beak).
For those of you struggling on this level, I’ve been able to get 87K with 2 birds, and ~80K with 3. Using bombas38’s strat have gotten 85K with 2 and 80K with 3. Good luck!

Rank: Pig Leader with 11920 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 97,900

@stocktoad, thank you for this, I was playing around with this shot earlier without much luck, obviously I should have tried harder. I think I was dropping the egg just a tad too early, aiming for the exact corner of the metal box. I started dropping it just after the corner, down the side of the vertical metal post & found my scores inching up. Still took a lot of flings & luck but finally improved.

Profile photo of fenikusRank: Fling King with 4340 points
By fenikus (@fenikus)Score: 101,600

Thank you very much @stocktoad for additional detail on bombas’ strategy…I wasn’t sure if I was dropping the egg in the correct spot because I was getting meager results. After reading your post I was still getting meager results (i.e. 80K one-birders) but at least I knew I wasn’t wasting my time. Just when I was getting ready to give up on this level in frustration, I threw one shot not too different from many others and boom! — 101,600 just like that which turn out to be pretty good score (didn’t even realize it at the time). Thanks again!

Profile photo of fenikusRank: Fling King with 4340 points
By fenikus (@fenikus)Score: 101,600

Oh, here is the screenshot of that shot, hope it helps someone: http://angrybir.de/1hto3BF.

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By WileE.Bird (@wilee-bird)

Nice score @fenikus ! This is a tough level.

Profile photo of waimeaRank: Gold Flinger with 8440 points
By waimea (@waimea)Score: 98,230

I agree with @karen68, you need to drop the egg a little late, just past the right metal wall. I’ve found after too numerous flings to count that aiming your bomb to drop on the wooden vertical plank just to the right of the right metal wall gets the most consistent positive result, ie. having the gas cans (or most of them) go straight up and land on the main barrel pile. And as for high lob or low, I’ve found a modicum of success with both.

Profile photo of xebic88Rank: Gold Flinger with 8825 points
By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 96,150

I have tried and tried and tried to better my score ,lol ,to no avail ,but in the process of trying diff shots ,found 1u might want to try although I have only managed low 90,s and it takes more time ..as most would be aware sometimes things like tufts of grass and triangles etc are places that point to areas to use ,so I tried a lob that comes down on the bit of grass just to the left of th first blue fuel can and was surprised to see that when u drop the bomb and go into the can that instead of stopping there ,the white bird carries on just over the wooden structure and into the cans under top cage ,and the fuel then falls left ,it doesn’t seem to hit with quite enough force to maximize damage ,but u can 1bird it ,91 k is all I have got with this ,maybe some1 will get lucky ,though it does seem that the mainly used method is more bankable ..good luck

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