Carl takes part in lessons on how to fly planes, helicopters, and how to use a parachute.
Despite being a side mission, this is a mandatory endeavor required for storyline progression. It is also required for 100% completion of the game.
This side activity is also present in Grand Theft Auto V.
Pilot School (Flying School) - Mission Details:
The Pilot School is an educational establishment where the player learns techniques of aeroplane, helicopter and parachute manipulation. The school is located in the Verdant Meadows, Tierra Robada, and consists of 10 levels that the player must complete. The flying school is unlocked after completion of Verdant Meadows, with the purchase of the Verdant Meadows airstrip.
Spending time at the Flying School will increase the player's piloting ability - teaching them how to fly planes, helicopters and how to use parachutes.
Passing the Flying is school is mandatory for storyline progression, and it also awards the player a Pilot's License, that allows them to enter airports.
Pilot School (Flying School): Rewards
After each lesson, the player will earn a medal - bronze, silver or gold, based on their time taken to complete the lesson.
Completing the piloting school with:
- at least all Bronze Medals will award the player a Rustler that will be parked at the airstrip.
- at least all Silver Medals will award the player an Stunt Plane that will be parked at the airstrip.
- all Gold Medals will award the player an Hunter that will be parked at the airstrip.
Pilot School (Flying School): Lessons
|Takeoff||Rustler||Take off and pass through three coronas.|
|Land Plane||Rustler||Lower the landing gear and land in the designated target.|
|Circle Airstrip||Rustler||Take off and fly a circular course through the coronas.|
|Circle Airstrip and Land||Rustler||Take off, fly a circular course through the coronas then land the plane.|
|Helicopter Takeoff||Hunter||Take off with the Hunter, then fly through the coronas.|
|Land Helicopter||Hunter||Pass through the corona then land the helicopter|
|Destroy Targets||Hunter||Destroy trucks and SUVs using the Hunter.|
|Loop-the-Loop||Stunt Plane||Perform a Loop using the Stunt Plane|
|Barrel Roll||Stunt Plane||Perform a Barrel Roll using the Stunt Plane|
|Parachute Onto Target||Parachute||Skydive and deploy the parachute, landing onto the target zone.|
Pilot School (Flying School): Mission Info
- Rustler (bronze)
- Stuntplane (silver)
- Hunter (gold)
- Police Maverick spawns on the roof of the Los Santos Police Department
- Las Venturas safehouses
- 6-star wanter level avaliable
- All planes in airports
- Access to all airport runways
- Victim outlets
- Pilot's license
- Increased Flying Skill
- Unlocked Items Hunter Rustler Stuntplane
- Featuring Landstalker Rustler Stuntplane Verdant Meadows Airfield