Has a main character who is a pilot of some kind. There is a chick who rides a bird of some sort and a couple of other guys in mecha or tanks with them. There is also a flying fortress commanded by a darker skinned woman. I do remember that the main character crash lands his plane on the flying battleship fortress thing as well and that they team up against another larger group. Anybody have any idea?

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    Chicks prefer to be called ladies nowadays, you neanderthal.
    – Valorum
    Jun 6, 2016 at 23:00
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    This is one of the vaguest descriptions. Could you add any details? Names of characters? When you read/watched it? etc. Good luck.
    – Möoz
    Jun 6, 2016 at 23:17
  • @Valorum: I was assuming that the bird-riding creature was a baby bird.  And, for all we know, "Chris" is a woman.  Or a bird.  … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …  By the way, Chris, welcome to Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange. Jun 7, 2016 at 0:53
  • I edited your question to put the main details of the anime in the title. Feel free to revert if that changes your answer too much.
    – Adamant
    Jun 7, 2016 at 1:56
  • By a "flying fortress" you mean something like a B-17?
    – user14111
    Jun 7, 2016 at 20:29

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Sound an awful lot like 1981's Heavy Metal, which was an anthology of stories united by a theme:

  • chick who rides a bird: Taarna (also see the cover art, and the South Park parody):

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  • Main character who is a pilot of some kind: Could be the opening vignette or the taxicab driver segment ("Harry Canyon")

  • Flying fortress (though not commanded by a woman), "B-17"


Sounds a bit like Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. But in that the girl flew on a mechanical wing and there were a bunch of multi eyed bugs that lived in the polluted lands. If I recall there was a flying fortress. The main characyer was the girl though.

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