Pilot School (Flying School)

Pilot School (Flying School) are a Mandatory Mission, School in GTA San Andreas. It becomes available after completing Verdant Meadows and Learning to Fly.

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

LessonVehicleDescription
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

Mission Type Mandatory MissionSchool
Location Verdant Meadows
State / Area Bone County
Available After Mission (Story Mode)
Required for 100% Yes
Rewards
  • 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 Hunter Rustler Rustler Stuntplane Stuntplane
Featuring Landstalker Landstalker Rustler Rustler Stuntplane Stuntplane Verdant Meadows Airfield Verdant Meadows Airfield

Pilot School (Flying School): Video Walkthrough

Original Game Walkthrough (PS2, Xbox, PC):

The Definitive Edition Remaster Walkthrough:

All Schools in GTA San Andreas

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