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''For the school in [[Grand Theft Auto V]], see [[Flight School]].''
 
[[Image:Verdant Meadows.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Pilot School at the [[Verdant Meadows]] airstrip]]
 
[[Image:Verdant Meadows.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Pilot School at the [[Verdant Meadows]] airstrip]]
   
 
The '''Pilot School''', also known as the '''Flying School''', is the most important and most challenging of the vehicle schools in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], unlocked after "[[Verdant Meadows (mission)|Verdant Meadows]]" with the purchase of the abandoned [[Verdant Meadows]] airstrip. Unlike all the other schools, it is required to complete all the lessons with at least Bronze medals to continue the storyline.
 
The '''Pilot School''', also known as the '''Flying School''', is the most important and most challenging of the vehicle schools in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], unlocked after "[[Verdant Meadows (mission)|Verdant Meadows]]" with the purchase of the abandoned [[Verdant Meadows]] airstrip. Unlike all the other schools, it is required to complete all the lessons with at least Bronze medals to continue the storyline.
   
The Pilot School consists of 10 lessons teaching the player how to fly planes, helicopters, and at the end - how to use a [[parachute]]. The work pays off later when the [[Rustler]], [[Stunt Plane]], and [[Hunter]] are unlocked respectively for achieving Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in all the lessons. By completing the lessons, the player will increase their Flying Skill and recieve a "Pilot's License" allowing you to enter airports.
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The Pilot School consists of 10 lessons teaching the [[Carl Johnson|player]] how to fly planes, helicopters, and at the end - how to use a [[parachute]]. The work pays off later when the [[Rustler]], [[Stunt Plane]], and [[Hunter]] are unlocked respectively for achieving Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in all the lessons. By completing the lessons, the player will increase their Flying Skill and receive a "Pilot's License" allowing you to enter airports.
   
 
==Lessons==
 
==Lessons==
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===Takeoff===
 
===Takeoff===
You'll have to takeoff and pass through three coronas to complete the lesson. Finish in 30 seconds or less to get the Gold medal.
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You'll have to takeoff and pass through three coronas to complete the lesson. Finish in 30 seconds or less to get the Gold medal. Given vehicle is a [[Rustler]].
   
 
===Land Plane===
 
===Land Plane===
Fly through the corona, lower the landing gear and land in the designated target. Finish in 30 seconds or less to get the Gold medal.
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Fly through the corona, lower the landing gear and land in the designated target. Finish in 30 seconds or less to get the Gold medal. Vehicle given is a Rustler. 
   
 
===Circle Airstrip===
 
===Circle Airstrip===
Take off and gain altitude and pass through the first corona. Then, fly a circular course through the coronas. Do this in a minute or less to get the Gold medal.
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Take off and gain altitude and pass through the first corona. Then, fly a circular course through the coronas. Do this in a minute or less to get the Gold medal. Vehicle given is a Rustler. 
   
 
===Circle Airstrip and Land===
 
===Circle Airstrip and Land===
Perform the same routine as the last lesson but land in the designated target on the airstrip. Finish this in 1 minute 20 seconds or less and land due east in the target to get the Gold Medal.
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Perform the same routine as the last lesson but land in the designated target on the airstrip. Finish this in 1 minute 20 seconds or less and land due east in the target to get the Gold Medal. Vehicle given is a Rustler.
   
 
===Helicopter Takeoff===
 
===Helicopter Takeoff===
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===Land Helicopter===
 
===Land Helicopter===
Pass through the first corona, then land in the target facing due east to get the Gold medal.
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Pass through the first corona, then land in the target facing due east to get the Gold medal. Vehicle given is a Hunter. 
   
 
===Destroy Targets===
 
===Destroy Targets===
Tilt the helicopter at a 45 degree angle, and move towards the three [[Linerunner]]s at the end of the runway . Destroy them and then make a sharp right turn towards the [[Snake Farm]]. There will be two [[Landstalker]]s driving in circles. Destroy them and land the helicopter at the designated area. Finish the lesson in 1 minute and 30 seconds or less to get the Gold Medal.
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Tilt the helicopter at a 45 degree angle, and move towards the three [[Linerunner]]s at the end of the runway . Destroy them and then make a sharp right turn towards the [[Snake Farm]]. There will be two [[Landstalker]]s driving in circles. Destroy them and land the helicopter at the designated area. Finish the lesson in 1 minute and 30 seconds or less to get the Gold Medal. Vehicle given is a Hunter. 
   
 
===Loop-the-Loop===
 
===Loop-the-Loop===
To do a loop-the-loop, pull the analog stick down, or the S or Down keys on PC, once you have reached the first corona. Continue with the loop, then level off, and pass through the final corona in 21 seconds or less to get the Gold Medal.
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To do a loop-the-loop, pull the analog stick down, or the S or Down keys on PC, once you have reached the first corona. Continue with the loop, then level off, and pass through the final corona in 21 seconds or less to get the Gold Medal. Vehicle given is a [[Stuntplane]].
   
 
===Barrel Roll===
 
===Barrel Roll===
Fly through the first corona, then quickly push the left analog stick left (A, or down on PC) to roll. Finish the barrel roll and fly through the second corona to finish the lesson. Finish in 18 seconds or less to get the Gold Medal.
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Fly through the first corona, then quickly push the left analog stick left (A, or down on PC) to roll. Finish the barrel roll and fly through the second corona to finish the lesson. Finish in 18 seconds or less to get the Gold Medal. Vehicle given is a Stuntplane. 
   
 
===Parachute Onto Target===
 
===Parachute Onto Target===
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The reward for completing all the lessons on Bronze is a [[Rustler]], for all Silver a [[Stunt Plane]] and for all Gold a [[Hunter]]. All will be constantly spawned at the airstrip.
 
The reward for completing all the lessons on Bronze is a [[Rustler]], for all Silver a [[Stunt Plane]] and for all Gold a [[Hunter]]. All will be constantly spawned at the airstrip.
   
Completion of the first 3 tests with at least a bronze rating will award the player a pilot's licence. This will allow easy access to runway areas of airports and unlock all planes. Prior to doing this, it is possible to access the runway areas by parking a vehicle next to the fence and climbing over, or by using a [[Packer]]'s "ramp" - the [[Easter Bay International Airport]] runway can also be accessed via a glitch by simply punching the access gate - however only the aircraft at the [[Los Santos International Airport]] can be opened and flown prior to completing flight school, as can helicopters parked in accessible locations such as [[Bayside Marina]] and the shack north of [[Verdant Meadows]] and the [[Cropduster]]s, parked north of [[Hunter Quarry]] and west of [[The Farm]].
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Completion of the first 3 tests with at least a bronze rating will award the player a pilot's licence. This will allow easy access to runway areas of airports and unlock all planes. Prior to doing this, it is possible to access the runway areas by parking a vehicle next to the fence and climbing over, or by using a [[Packer]]'s "ramp" - the [[Easter Bay International Airport]] runway can also be accessed via a glitch by simply punching the access gate or by jumping the water from northern Flint County - however only the aircraft at the [[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] can be opened and flown prior to completing flight school, as can helicopters parked in accessible locations such as [[Bayside Marina]] and the shack north of [[Verdant Meadows]], and the [[Cropduster]]s parked north of [[Hunter Quarry]] and west of [[The Farm]].
   
==See Also==
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==See also==
 
*[[Bike School]]
 
*[[Bike School]]
 
*[[Driving School]]
 
*[[Driving School]]

Latest revision as of 10:13, August 20, 2014

For the school in Grand Theft Auto V, see Flight School.

Verdant Meadows

Pilot School at the Verdant Meadows airstrip

The Pilot School, also known as the Flying School, is the most important and most challenging of the vehicle schools in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, unlocked after "Verdant Meadows" with the purchase of the abandoned Verdant Meadows airstrip. Unlike all the other schools, it is required to complete all the lessons with at least Bronze medals to continue the storyline.

The Pilot School consists of 10 lessons teaching the player how to fly planes, helicopters, and at the end - how to use a parachute. The work pays off later when the Rustler, Stunt Plane, and Hunter are unlocked respectively for achieving Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in all the lessons. By completing the lessons, the player will increase their Flying Skill and receive a "Pilot's License" allowing you to enter airports.

LessonsEdit

The ten lessons to pass are:

TakeoffEdit

You'll have to takeoff and pass through three coronas to complete the lesson. Finish in 30 seconds or less to get the Gold medal. Given vehicle is a Rustler.

Land PlaneEdit

Fly through the corona, lower the landing gear and land in the designated target. Finish in 30 seconds or less to get the Gold medal. Vehicle given is a Rustler. 

Circle AirstripEdit

Take off and gain altitude and pass through the first corona. Then, fly a circular course through the coronas. Do this in a minute or less to get the Gold medal. Vehicle given is a Rustler. 

Circle Airstrip and LandEdit

Perform the same routine as the last lesson but land in the designated target on the airstrip. Finish this in 1 minute 20 seconds or less and land due east in the target to get the Gold Medal. Vehicle given is a Rustler.

Helicopter TakeoffEdit

Piloting a Hunter, climb until the game indicates you to level off the helicopter. After that, rotate the helicopter 180 degrees, facing the opposite end of the runway. Tilt the helicopter to a 45 degree angle and quickly move the end of the runway. Fly through the corona to pass.

Land HelicopterEdit

Pass through the first corona, then land in the target facing due east to get the Gold medal. Vehicle given is a Hunter. 

Destroy TargetsEdit

Tilt the helicopter at a 45 degree angle, and move towards the three Linerunners at the end of the runway . Destroy them and then make a sharp right turn towards the Snake Farm. There will be two Landstalkers driving in circles. Destroy them and land the helicopter at the designated area. Finish the lesson in 1 minute and 30 seconds or less to get the Gold Medal. Vehicle given is a Hunter. 

Loop-the-LoopEdit

To do a loop-the-loop, pull the analog stick down, or the S or Down keys on PC, once you have reached the first corona. Continue with the loop, then level off, and pass through the final corona in 21 seconds or less to get the Gold Medal. Vehicle given is a Stuntplane.

Barrel RollEdit

Fly through the first corona, then quickly push the left analog stick left (A, or down on PC) to roll. Finish the barrel roll and fly through the second corona to finish the lesson. Finish in 18 seconds or less to get the Gold Medal. Vehicle given is a Stuntplane. 

Parachute Onto TargetEdit

Skydive down to the target and deploy the Parachute, glide into the target zone to finish. Landing in the center of the target zone in 55 seconds or less will get you the Gold medal. NOTE: For PC users, it is advised to turn off the Frame Limiter for this lesson.

RewardsEdit

The reward for completing all the lessons on Bronze is a Rustler, for all Silver a Stunt Plane and for all Gold a Hunter. All will be constantly spawned at the airstrip.

Completion of the first 3 tests with at least a bronze rating will award the player a pilot's licence. This will allow easy access to runway areas of airports and unlock all planes. Prior to doing this, it is possible to access the runway areas by parking a vehicle next to the fence and climbing over, or by using a Packer's "ramp" - the Easter Bay International Airport runway can also be accessed via a glitch by simply punching the access gate or by jumping the water from northern Flint County - however only the aircraft at the Los Santos International Airport can be opened and flown prior to completing flight school, as can helicopters parked in accessible locations such as Bayside Marina and the shack north of Verdant Meadows, and the Cropdusters parked north of Hunter Quarry and west of The Farm.

See alsoEdit

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