It reminds me of both Bolse (Was it spelled like that? It's been ages since I played Star Fox 64), the final tunnels before Andross (Now that you mentioned it. It hadn't even crossed my mind), and the Death Star trench run in A New Hope.
Rarity is best Pony. Yes, I'm a Brony. No, I'm not gonna try to get you to watch the show or dislike you if you don't. People can like different things.
Man...I forget the name of the level, but it was the second-to-last one, where you're just busting through the entire Andross armada, and one of the enemy commanders goes "these guys are crazy". Missed opportunity of the decade for Fox to say "crazy like a fox".
Is this finally a conundrum that CAN'T be solved by helicopter theft?