Angry Birds Rio Airfield Chase Walkthrough Level 5 (9-5)

The best strategy for Airfield Chase level 9-5 is to launch Big Brother into the left side of the top-right structure. Either the stones or Big Brother will push the middle cart to the left, thereby pushing the lower cart to the left and into the pile of TNT at the bottom of the hill. If necessary, either score a direct hit on the remaining cages or take out the support of the scissor-lift with the Yellow bird. The score in the video below is 84,720.

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By Don Borrozo

Did 98000. Do it exactly to show in the video but a little lower, not to much. You have to try a few but if the bird hit right spot rest is like domino. Good luck

By bombas238

I got 104,800 I had more luck smashing the spring-looking board down with big bird, then setting off the domino with the yellow bird up top. This is a little harder but now the whole middle cart falls onto the bottom one and drags more blocks with it.

Looks like a lucky one bird up top could yield a higher score though.

Rank: Sling God with 24585 points
By raven22 (@raven22)Score: 127,410

109880 with the same method. First shot low trajectory just below the purple bird, and second through the hollow wooden square in the tallest tower and into the large cage, causing the last tower to topple (takes a bit of luck and a few tries, but not too difficult).

By bombas238

Good call on that second shot. Got it to 110,640, thanks!

By darko

same method 112k….

better than the one in video!

Rank: Explosive with 2000 points
By Bas Basten (@bbn2406)Score: 118,360

Thx for the tip bombas238 and raven22

Rank: Out of this World with 2885 points
By mjr73 (@mjr73)Score: 114,710

same method, 114k. Thanks bombas238!

Rank: Flinger with 75 points
By Btrash (@btrash)Score: 116,450

Ugh, took me more than just a few tries, but I finally hit the right spot with the yellow bird. Went from 105k with 3 birds to 116k with 2. Thanks for the explanation.

By LazyOne

Can someone explain this method a little bit more clearly? The most I am getting is 70 when I got 103 using the video method…

Big red bird only gets rid of the purple bird on the spring, correct? Is it meant to prepare the rest in any way or just that?

Then the second bird, are you talking about the wooden square on the top left of the farthest right tower? This just doesn’t seem to work for me

Rank: Sling God with 24585 points
By raven22 (@raven22)Score: 127,410

The first bird should completely destroy the springy platform to allow the middle structure to roll into that gap later and push the left structure down the hill. The second shot goes through the hollow square thats by the upper left corner of the largest cage, and hopefully knocks over a bunch of the farthest right tower.

Rank: Fling King with 4855 points
By higgins (@higgins)Score: 118,930

1st shot isn’t that important. Just hit the purple bird and the cart should move to the left. It’s even acceptable if this doesn’t happen cause the main thing here is destroying the platform under the purple bird!

2nd shot is the key here! Yellow bird should hit the horizontal bottom wood block on the far right which helps collapsing most of the right structure (screenshot).
Finally this shot should look like: screenshot

Happy shooting! ;)

Rank: Hardened with 690 points
By gandalf59 (@gandalf59)Score: 122,990

Thanks Higgins for not only taking the time to reply but taking the time to capture and post the “key” screenshot. I knew the 2 shots but no matter how many time I shot the yellow bird thru the hollow block and into and thru the large cage in the far right tower I could not past 104,670. Then I came across your screen shot with the key… The circled horizontal wood piece. In about 10 minutes and many close calls I finally hit 2nd shot right reaching 112990 + 1 bird = total of 122990. Could not have done it without you.
By the way for my 1st shot, I usually go thru the large suitcase on lower cart and under the purple bird. Collapse the spring board and push the cart. But as you said above…the key to the high score is the 2nd shot which you described in detail. Thanks,,, And of course these walk-through, the comments and most importantly the people that post the how to’s are fantastic!!!!

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 107,600

Great strat @bombas238 and thanks for the updated details @higgins and @gandalf59!!!

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 107,600

I still haven’t been able to get the right structure to fall right but I just played again and when the left cart rolled into the tnt, a stone flew up and over and knocked over the far right structure. It was Sweet ;-)

Rank: Debriefed with 1355 points
By tatake (@tatake)Score: 118,990

Almost 119k with this. But something strange happened. one of the structure, after second shot remain in very very slow state of movement. And wait, and wait… Finally something collapsed and +10k.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 119,920

Thank you @higgins!

Higgins is right about the first bird. On my my 119k attempt, the cart didn’t budge at all until the second bird when a falling block gave it a slight nudge. Even then it barely moved and I was sure it was going to stop, but a second later it slowly, slowly started moving left.

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By JazzBird (@jazzbird)Score: 81,990

The hardest part to getting a good score is having the red bird filled cage fall over with only using Big Brother.

By tk

if you hit it right, you can get it with the first bird. just like the video. try to hit just above the top of the vertical rod, and be patient… 111,950

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 102,370

This level is starting to irritate me. The turn times out while things are still rolling around. Been close to cracking 100000 and had it stop counting in the high 90’s. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

By higgybaby

one shot, just like the video 86100

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9250 points
By ffodor (@ffodor)Score: 108,640

108640 with bombas238 methods.thanks

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 103,440

This is a 2 Birder, Shoot Big Brother just below scissorjack, (make sure wire cages below are totally destroyed), then aim Yellow Bird at hollow wood block on left side of last structure, the scores are constantly above 100k.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9590 points
By crivit (@crivit)Score: 123,460

This level hasn’t been too kind with with me until today. For the 2nd shot I have been using Higgins’ approach only I aim higher and accelerate right before impact. To me on PC this is by far the most successful shot. What I lacked was luck, either the cart wouldn’t fall into the pit or one suitcase wouldn’t break.
Here’s the screenshot:

Only thing I can complain about is I didn’t get one of the apples!
1st shot through the present, wood and scaffolding but still holding the left cart into place, score was 20k. 2nd like in the picture. It feels great to say goodbye to this level, its always been stressful and annoying what the cart will do after the 2nd shot, probably why I could not do more than 5 consecutive tries at this level.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13905 points
By nice_psycho (@philip)Score: 128,970

YES! After what feels like 1000 attemps my strat finally worked. I switched the shots around: The first bird goes through the second antenna and destroys the building while pushing the second wagon Forward. The second bird goes through the scissorjack and the rest falls forward.

Rank: Out of this World with 2555 points
By Jaydee (@jaydee)Score: 127,580

@philip – very nice strategy . What helps is hitting the famous Terence-cuts-through-everything-like-a-hot-knife-through-soft-butter-sweetspot. This resulted in the far right tower section to topple over and fall down to the right. Nice destruction.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5680 points
By fenikus (@fenikus)Score: 129,940

I have to say I’m a bit confused by this description. @jaydee, any chance you could upload screenshot of 1st bird trajectory? Thanks mate.

Rank: Out of this World with 2555 points
By Jaydee (@jaydee)Score: 127,580

Howzit @fenikus – will do. Getting the sweet spot right is a challenge for me, because it requires 2 things, the very far right tower must topple over AND the first cart must go hit the TNTs on left. I aim for the top little square. See picture of trajectory below

Rank: Out of this World with 2555 points
By Jaydee (@jaydee)Score: 127,580

As promised @fenikus

There is a small rock square there. I managed to get Terence to hit it on the top part, but then Terence flashed through the whole right hand structure like he is SuperClarkKentBird….
Hope that helps… :)

Rank: Out of this World with 2555 points
By Jaydee (@jaydee)Score: 127,580

Incidentally, this screenshot resulted in disappointment for me at that stage this morning. Unbelievably I managed to mess up the second shot that time and only managed 108k. LOL!

Rank: Sling God with 25640 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 112,050

Thank you for the screenshot, and I feel your pain @Jaydee! Here’s my screenshot, but miserable score from lack of debris damage:

And of course, I flubbed the (easiest) second shot, that made me scream and nearly launched my tablet into the wall! Poor dog, I scared him so bad he bolted out the door!

To add to my frustration, a one-birder really is possible.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5680 points
By fenikus (@fenikus)Score: 129,940

@jaydee, to clarify — is this where you’re aiming Terence?

Rank: Out of this World with 2555 points
By Jaydee (@jaydee)Score: 127,580

Yeah, @fenikus , that’s the one. If you can get it to hit it but glide over it, you’re on your way. At the moment it seems I had some “beginners” luck when the challenge started. At the moment, I am not managing to replicate it. If I get the shot to work physically, the scoreline is not getting close. I might try again tonight our time..

Rank: Master Slinger with 5680 points
By fenikus (@fenikus)Score: 129,940

Thanks @jaydee, looks like I’ve been hitting the right general area. No luck as of yet, since my rightmost structure seems to be made of rubber and not cheese for Terence to cut through. A couple of times the structure almost completely disintegrated only to magically come back together! Another problem I have is that the rate at which the middle cart with suitcases drops all the way down is dismal. Arggghh…

Rank: Master Slinger with 5680 points
By fenikus (@fenikus)Score: 129,940

Woot! — the power of whine kicked in — 129,940 with 2 birds:

Rio Airfield Chase Level 5 — Bird 1

Rio Airfield Chase Level 5 — Bird 2

I was ready to give up on this level, which just goes to show persistence (almost) always pays off :-)

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 107,920

Wow, is that a… @fenikus ? Haven’t seen one of those around lately :P

Rank: Sling God with 24135 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 123,580

Thank you @philip aka nice_psycho for posting your TopScore strategy.

Thank you @jaydee & @fenikus for your pics & posts.

After only flinging about 30 min the morning after the Challenge started, as jaydee described, I hit the “Terence-cuts-through-everything-like-a-hot-knife-through-soft-butter-sweetspot, ” on iPad for 80380 when the left cart was also set in motion & rolled into TNT.

YB as nice_psycho described to the scissor jack (don’t think I knew this word before ABR) & fortunately both suitcases were destroyed. The cart didn’t roll all the way to the left, was caught on debris & not destroyed, but my 123580 is currently enough for a Top 10 spot at #7 …. not that I expect it to hold

Thanks again guys, I needed all of your help for this one

Rank: Sling God with 25640 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 112,050

Thanks for a great alternate strategy and awesome score @philip! I got a long way to go yet, but it still improved my score by 5k!

Rank: Sling God with 44630 points
By bernersenn (@bernersenn)Score: 124,760

@philip @fenikus @jaydee thanks for strat, comments and pictures. Took me 2 hours and 3 birds.

Rank: Sling God with 43895 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 114,660

Time to wave the white flag on this one. What a tough level!
Congrats @stocktoad & @fenikus on your Puppies! And for the excellent tips & screenshots. But 3 hours of flinging & I haven’t found the sweet spot even once. Think I’ll go back to Ham Dunk now. :)

Rank: Sling God with 21330 points
By Stocktoad (@stocktoad)Score: 129,280

Thanks for the strat @phillip !!! And thanks also to @jaydee and @fenikus for the clarifications, aiming points, pictures etc.

The “sweet spot” shot seems to not always be in the exact same spot, but if you are brushing the top of the block and sometimes getting one birders that look really great but only score about 110K you are close to the right spot. Just keep flinging.

@mumsie42 here is the screenshot for the underdog. Thanks!

Rank: Boss Hog with 13165 points
By birdMeister (@birdmeister)Score: 126,310

The spot is sweet indeed. I have hit it 3 times in the last 100 or so plays improving my score every time.

This is another screen shot showing the trajectory much like @jaydee.


Rank: Sling God with 32710 points
By HunnyBunny (@hunnybunny)Score: 125,790

Busy today, hit the sweet spot only the once (so far) but loving your underdog avy, yet again. Well done, my friend

Rank: Sling God with 21330 points
By Stocktoad (@stocktoad)Score: 129,280

Thanks @hunnybunny If you get lucky, you could use a Sweet Polly Purebred avy. That would be even more obscure than my Underdog LOL.

Rank: Sling God with 32710 points
By HunnyBunny (@hunnybunny)Score: 125,790

@stocktoad didn’t get lucky, but couldn’t resist…..

Rank: Sling God with 21330 points
By Stocktoad (@stocktoad)Score: 129,280

Looks great @hunnybunny !!!!!! Even though you didn’t get lucky….yet. Might inspire you?

Rank: Out of this World with 2555 points
By Jaydee (@jaydee)Score: 127,580

Hey @fenikus and @stocktoad and @lerner – happiness!! I couldn’t manage to get anywhere close again!

Rank: Boss Hog with 13905 points
By nice_psycho (@philip)Score: 128,970

Hi @stocktoad – Congratulations. I think somewhere down the line I used of your strats. Keep the flinging up

Rank: Sling God with 24135 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 123,580

DeD @lerner, not only is your score #1 for now, if you post your strategy & pic proof of score you’d qualify for what looks like your 1st badge, the Underdog Badge.

Pls post if you need more info

Rank: Pig Leader with 11145 points
By DeD (@lerner)
Rank: Sling God with 66450 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 108,590

Thanks @lerner for the screenshot and red line. Challenging to complete but finally obtained the one bird solution. It doesn’t appear the high scores 120ks are available any more.

Rank: Sling God with 33415 points
By ixan57 (@ixan57)Score: 90,830

Can’t find a walkthrough for mighty eagle 100% total destruction. Anybody any strategies

Rank: Sling God with 66450 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 108,590

Big red to the right side and got all the karts moving left. Left kart hit the tnt. Used the other two birds to destroy the right structure and collapse the structure so the right kart can fall. Placed the sardine can on the middle of the left stone like structure so the ME hits there and rolls up to the right destroying most of the remaining debris.

Rank: Sling God with 66450 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 108,590
Rank: Hardened with 530 points
By Imparatralo423 (@origin)Score: 107,860

107860 points this way. 1 bird.
Launch Big Brother high up, landing between topmost structure and top platform. He should push the platform off the edge, wich causes a chain reaction, toppling everything over like bowling pins. Getting the 2 cages at the top right is harder than the rest, but this is fairly repeatable once you get it.

Rank: Sling God with 31465 points
By asher (@asher)Score: 135,740

135740 with two birds.

Basically it’s the strategy described by @philip, but instead of waiting after Terence, I am sending Chuck to cut the scaffolding as soon as possible.
The net result is that the second wagon is going all the way down doing maximum damages and guaranteeing a two birder.

Here is the final result.

And this is the highscore screenshot.

All the screenshots are also available in high res here in one set.


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