GTA 5 Hobby - Flight School Challenges

The Flight School is an activity in Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online that teaches the player advanced flight techniques and maneuvers to improve their flight skill.

In GTA V Story Mode this is an optional endeavor, but obtaining at least a bronze medal in all lessons is required for 100% Completion.

The Flight School is located on Exceptionalists Way at the Los Santos International Airport.

This side activity is also present in GTA San Andreas.

Flight School Challenges: Story Mode Lessons

There are 12 Flight School Lessons, and for each one the player will be awarded a medal (gold, silver, or bronze), depending on the performance.

1. Training Take Off

Vehicle: Cuban 800
Take off and pass through two checkpoints.

GoldSilverBronze
00:32 00:50 01:00

2. Runway Landing

Vehicle: Cuban 800
Land safely on the runway.

GoldSilverBronze
00:35 00:55 01:10

3. Inverted Flight

Vehicle: Mallard
Perform barrel rolls and fly upside down.

GoldSilverBronze
01:40 02:00 02:20

4. Knife Flight

Vehicle: Mallard
Fly sideways and maintain altitude with the rudder.

GoldSilverBronze
00:54 01:15 01:40

5. Flat Hatting

Vehicle: Mallard
Fly a checkpoint course through the Port of Los Santos and the LSIA maintaining a low altitude.

GoldSilverBronze
02:15 02:35 03:00

6. Touch Down

Vehicle: Mallard
Land a plane on a bridge in Lago Zancudo as close as the final checkpoint as possible.

GoldSilverBronze
10 ft 45 ft Finish

7. Loop the Loop

Vehicle: Mallard
Perform an inside loop.

GoldSilverBronze
01:35 01:40 02:05

8. Helicopter Course

Vehicle: Frogger
Fly through checkpoints in a helicopter through Los Santos.

GoldSilverBronze
02:40 03:15 03:45

9. Helicopter Speed Run

Vehicle: Frogger
Fly through checkpoints in a helicopter through the Palomino Highlands and Los Santos as fast as possible.

GoldSilverBronze
02:10 03:00 03:30

10. Skydiving

Skydive and land on a stationary target.

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3 ft 10 ft 20 ft

11. Drop Zone

Skydive and land on a moving target.

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0 ft 7 ft 20 ft

12. Earn Your Wings

Vehicle: Mallard
Course through the city performing stunts learned in the previous lessons. Green checkpoints are for knife flights and blue checkpoints for inverted flights.

GoldSilverBronze
02:50 03:15 03:40

Story Mode Rewards

After completing all the lessons in GTA V, several aircraft will start spawning across the state of San Andreas.

Completing these lessons increases the protagonists' flight skills drastically and is also necessary for 100% Completion.

Flight School Challenges: GTA Online Lessons

Flight School was added to GTA Online with the San Andreas Flight School Update in August 2014. There are 10 lessons to pass in GTA Online:

1. Outside Loop

Vehicle: P-996 Lazer
Perform an outside loop.

GoldSilverBronze
00:58 01:20 02:00

2. Engine Failure

Vehicle: Miljet
Land the Miljet with an engine failure.

GoldSilverBronze
10m 30m Finish

3. Chase Parachute


Catch a parachute in midair and land safely.

GoldSilverBronze
2m 4.50m 7m

4. City Landing

Vehicle: Titan
Land a plane in bad weather conditions.

GoldSilverBronze
10m 30m Finish

5. Moving Landing

Vehicle: Swift
Land a Swift on a flatbed trailer before it drives into the tunnel.

GoldSilverBronze
00:19 00:25 01:00

6. Formation Flight

Vehicle: Besra
Fly in formation.

GoldSilverBronze
600 450 300

7. Shooting Range

Vehicle: Buzzard Attack Chopper
Destroy targets using a Buzzard.

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25 15 10

8. Ground Level

Vehicle: Besra
Fly through checkpoints, keeping as close to the ground as possible.

GoldSilverBronze
1m 3m 10m

9. Collect Flags

Vehicle: Besra
Fly through 30 checkpoints in any order.

GoldSilverBronze
02:40 03:00 Finish

10. Follow Leader

Vehicle: P-996 Lazer
Follow your instructor.

GoldSilverBronze
02:25 02:40 Finish

GTA Online Rewards

After completing all the lessons in GTA Online with at least a bronze medal, the player will unlock the Elitas T-shirt, and an additional $18,600 if all the lessons are completed with gold medals.

Every lesson awards the player with an amount of money and RP, a cumulative $232,500 and 13,950 RP for acquiring gold on the first completion of every mission.

Flight School Challenges: Activity Info

Mission Type Hobbies & Pastimes
Protagonist (Playable) Michael De SantaMichael De SantaFranklin ClintonFranklin Clinton
Location Exceptionalists Way, Los Santos International Airport
State / Area Los Santos
Available After Mission (Story Mode)
Required for 100% Yes
Featuring Buzzard Attack ChopperBuzzard Attack ChopperFroggerFrogger Swift Swift Besra BesraCuban 800Cuban 800 Mallard Mallard Miljet MiljetP-996 LAZERP-996 LAZER Titan Titan
Notes In GTA Online, Flight School becomes available after reaching Rank 6
Game Edition Game Edition: GTA Online GTA Online Game Edition: GTA V Story Mode GTA V Story Mode
Platforms PCPlayStation 4Xbox OnePlayStation 3Xbox 360

Flight School Challenges: Video Walkthrough

GTA 5 Story Mode Flight School:

GTA Online Flight School:

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