My favourite scene was the "Snake" in the first Iron Eagle, but from there the film slides downhill, IMHO. Playing Queen during the attacks on "El Khareem" wasn't a bad choice either.
The great backtrack the Iron Eagle producers made was at the start of III, when the scene at the beginning of II
is reshot (differently) so that Doug Masters actually ejects and survives the fireball that supposedly killed him in II
. His rebirth was really unnecessary.
There are some scenes in the first Iron Eagle (a couple of take-offs, IIRC) where the Star of David is still visible on the underside of the F-16s, and a couple of slip-ups occurred with the F-4s too in the 2nd. Also, you don't need to be observant to noitce the constantly changing weapons load-outs too (happens in Top Gun too)--who knows, perhaps the IDF/AF pioneered and mastered the art Air-to-Air Rearming...
When the US military operated all the same types as the Israelis in the '80s (inlcuding the Kfir C-7, as the F-21A), why did the film crews need to venture all the way to Israel? Was it just for more authentic Middle Eastern scenery, lower costs, better flying, what? I'm sure these days, the IDF/AF would not be so willing...