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Air Ambulance
Air Ambulance GTAV
A Police Maverick in GTA V
Also known as Police Maverick (GTA V)
Vehicle class
Vehicle type Emergency vehicle
Body style 4-door helicopter
Capacity 4 (pilot and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Buckingham (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Maverick
Police Maverick

The Air Ambulance is an emergency helicopter in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto V. It is manufactured by Buckingham in the HD Universe. As the name implies, it's a medical rescue helicopter, being the aerial equivalent of the Ambulance.

In GTA V, the Air Ambulance is named in-game Police Maverick.


GTA Vice City Stories

Like the Armadillo, the Air Ambulance is a relatively large helicopter that nevertheless possesses relatively good speed, with moderately steep pitches that help increase its acceleration at the expense of losing altitude faster. Like most service vehicles in GTA, it lacks a radio. During the creation of GTA Vice City Stories, the Air Ambulance was going to be made as the Coastguard Maverick but was cut after the alpha version.

The Air Ambulance can be used to activate Air Rescue side missions, the airborne equivalent of the Ambulance's Paramedic side mission. Completion of the side mission will boast the player's maximum health.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Air Ambulance returns (unofficial name). In fact, it is a variant of the Police Maverick with different paintjob and decals, and not a separate vehicle as it was in Vice City Stories. The Air Ambulance has no purpose in the game and can only be found on certain helipads.


GTA Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto V

GTA V How to find the Air Ambulance Helicopter in Offline Online04:53

GTA V How to find the Air Ambulance Helicopter in Offline Online



  • Both sides of the Air Ambulance's nose bear cursively written text. Due to the poor quality of its texture, the words are somewhat hard to identify.
    • "VCS - 911" is also written on both sides of the helicopter at the turbine engines. 911 is clearly referring to the main emergency number in the United States, and the "VCS" is short for Vice City Stories.
  • Unlike Armadillo, the Air Ambulance has the same door sound as the low-grade cars, only with a higher pitch.
  • Despite the Air Ambulance appears in GTA V , it still refered as Police Maverick when entered.
    • The reason for this is because the game actually considers the Air Ambulance as a Police Maverick with a different paintjob, and Rockstar hasn't made a separate vehicle.
    • Due to this, there is a glitch that cause an Air Ambulance to spawn flying around the Bolingbroke Penitentiary instead of a normal Police Maverick.

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