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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Skylift
 
| name = Skylift
| front_image = Skylift-TBOGT-front.jpg
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| aka = Aircrane <small>(by [[Luis Fernando Lopez|Luis]] and [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]])</small>
| image_size = 300
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| front_image = Skylift.jpg
| caption = The Skylift in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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| image_size = 300px
| manufacturer = [[HVY]] <small>'''('''[[HD Universe]]''')'''</small>
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| caption = A Skylift in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
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| manufacturer = [[HVY]]
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| vehicle_class = Helicopters
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian aircraft
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian aircraft
 
| body_style = Heavy-lift helicopter
 
| body_style = Heavy-lift helicopter
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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| appearances = ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
 
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The [[HVY]] '''Skylift''' is a very large heavy-lift [[helicopter]] featured in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
The [[HVY]] '''Skylift''' is a very large heavy-lift [[helicopter]] featured in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'s episode [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. It resembles a [[wp:S-64 Skycrane|S-64 Skycrane/Aircrane]]. It is first seen in the mission [[Caught with your Pants Down]], where it is being used to transport an [[APC]] across [[Algonquin]], in which [[Luis Fernando Lopez]] must shoot the chains holding it steady to send the APC crashing to earth in order to steal it for [[Yusuf Amir]]. It is also seen in the mission [[For the Man Who Has Everything]], where Yusuf flies one in order to hijack a train car from the [[Subway in GTA IV|subway system]].
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==Description==
   
Even though the Skylift is addressed as unobtainable, the helicopter can still be obtained with a minor exploit involving chasing [[Yusuf Amir]] and retrieving the Skylift after the mission [[For the Man Who Has Everything]]. The easiest method to use for this involves spawning a [[Buzzard]] as soon as he says "have fun with it", chasing the Skylift, and shooting it down over a large area, where it can be stolen. A video illustrating this method can be seen here. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YskIVahtMhU]
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=== Design ===
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The helicopter shares the same appearance in both games, based on the [[wp:Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane|Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane/Aircrane]], but with the cockpit bent down and the landing gears extended. The helicopter is unique as it has a large magnet under the rotor that allow it to lift large vehicles such as train cars, as seen in both TBoGT and GTA V; however, this feature is, much like the [[Leviathan]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]], mission-exclusive and may not be used in normal gameplay, unless specific [[Modifications|mods]] are used.
   
When the Skylift is obtained it can be saved at a [[Safehouses in GTA IV|safehouse]] as long as it has a lot of space (at least two wheels in the yellow chalked spot, (the best one being the [[Middle Park East Safehouse]]). The magnet doesn't work, simply because it isn't intended to be obtainable, so there is no animation for it working (except during 'For the Man Who Has Everything').
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The Skylift appears to be the biggest helicopter in the whole series (possibly on par with the Leviathan), being bigger than the [[Cargobob]].
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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The Skylift is first seen in the mission [[Caught with your Pants Down]], where it is being used to transport an [[APC]] across [[Algonquin]], in which [[Luis Fernando Lopez]] must shoot the chains holding it steady to send the APC crashing to earth in order to steal it for [[Yusuf Amir]]. It is also seen in the mission [[For the Man Who Has Everything]], where Yusuf flies one in order to hijack a train car from the [[Subway in GTA IV|subway system]].
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Even though the Skylift is addressed as unobtainable, the helicopter can still be obtained with a minor exploit involving chasing [[Yusuf Amir]] and retrieving the Skylift after the mission [[For the Man Who Has Everything]]. The easiest method to use for this involves spawning a [[Buzzard]] as soon as he says "have fun with it", chasing the Skylift, and shooting it down over a large area, where it can be stolen. A video illustrating this method can be seen [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YskIVahtMhU here].
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When the Skylift is obtained, it can be saved at a [[Safehouses in GTA IV|safehouse]] as long as it has a lot of space (at least two wheels in the yellow chalked spot, (the best one being the [[Middle Park East Safehouse]]). The magnet doesn't work, simply because it isn't intended to be obtainable, so there is no animation for it working (except during 'For the Man Who Has Everything'). This vehicle can be spawned and lift up other vehicles using Trainers, but the vehicle will be unsolid.
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===GTA V===
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The Skylift returns in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]] bearing its appearance from TBoGT, albeit only appearing in a grey livery instead of blue, and bearing different markings. It makes an appearance in the mission [[Sidetracked]], where [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]]/[[Michael De Santa|Michael]] uses it to pick up train carriages to use in the obvious approach of [[The Big Score (GTA V)|The Big Score]]. The electromagnet mounted on it, unlike in TBoGT, can be used by pressing right on the D-Pad, with behavior similar to the hook on the [[Cargobob]]. After completion of the mission, the magnet cannot be used further, however the helicopter can be saved at Trevor's helipad and kept afterwards.
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Unfortunately, an update makes this method useless, therefore, making the helicopter unable to save (likely "banned" by Rockstar for being meant unobtainable) - If a player desires to try the method, he must uninstall all updates and DLCs. It can be done at any time (i.e. just before doing this mission) and, once is completed and stored, the player can reinstall the updates and the Skylift is still here, being permanently available for use. 
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''NOTE: The helicopter must be stored as Michael, since Trevor's helipad will flip the Skylift due to a glitch''
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The Skylift also appears in the [[Maze Bank Tower]] base jump where it transports a [[motorcycle]] to the top for the player to ride on for the jump. It is unobtainable by normal means, such as shooting the pilot out of the helicopter, as weapons are disabled for the jump.
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This helicopter is unavailable in [[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]], however a glitch will make the way to fly the Skylift in GTA Online, spawning a [[Marquis]] in water with deathmatch creator, press the edit button and the Marquis will turn into a Skylift, however this glitch has been patched. A video can be seen [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyGxdFrcRCc here].
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==Locations==
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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*Featured in the missions [[Caught with your Pants Down]] and [[For the Man Who Has Everything]].
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===GTA V===
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*Featured during [[Sidetracked|preparation]] for the final heist (where you pick up a train carriage to use to escape the cops) only if the player has chosen the Obvious approach. Obtaining it may not always work, though.
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*It appears briefly in the Bank Bailout [[Parachute Jumps|parachute jump]], however, it is impossible to get it.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Luis calls it an aircrane while flying to the Skylift holding the APC during [[Caught with your Pants Down|Caught With Your Pants Down]].[[File:Skylift_body.png|thumb|200px|Skylift body.png]]
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===General===
*Yusuf states when he first saw the Skylift that he wanted it. It's possible he did steal this Skylift for when Luis steals the Subway Cart during For The Man Who Has Everything.
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[[File:Skylift_body.png|thumb|200px]]
*Although there are no stickers on the Skylift, it is manufactured by [[HVY]], as can be heard on the police radio.
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*The Skylift was primarily made with a flat body, but was changed due to being more similar to its real life counterpart, the [[wp:Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane|Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane]].
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*The Skylift's name is also a parody of its real-life counterpart name, the [[wp:Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane|Skycrane]].
 
*Due to its enormous weight, it's easily the slowest helicopter in the game.
 
*Due to its enormous weight, it's easily the slowest helicopter in the game.
*It can take a few RPG or [[Buzzard]] rockets before catching fire.
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*The Skylift actually has a third seat, which is facing backwards, and is located at the rear of the cockpit. However this seat can not be used by anyone. Also, a small set of stairs can be seen, along with an unusable rear door.
*There are actually two models for the Skylift present during For the Man Who Has Everything, one which has the train car held beneath it, and one without it. The model with the train car can be obtained; however this is very difficult, and if the camera shifts away from the Skylift, the car will disappear. Even if obtained, the train car is not solid, and will disappear if saved.
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* Similar with other unique vehicles in the series in terms of details, the Skylift features a well detailed rotor hub, complete with a red main rotor.
*The Skylift is the only helicopter in the GTA series to have six blades.
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
*The Skylift actually has a third seat, which is facing backwards, and is located at the rear of the cockpit. However this seat can not be used by anyone.
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*Luis calls it an aircrane while flying to the Skylift holding the [[APC]] during [[Caught with your Pants Down]].
 
*The logo "Liberty Sky-Lift" might be a parody of "Erickson Air-Crane", the manufacturer and main operator of the S-64, so "Liberty Sky-Lift" might be the operator of the Skylift.
 
*The logo "Liberty Sky-Lift" might be a parody of "Erickson Air-Crane", the manufacturer and main operator of the S-64, so "Liberty Sky-Lift" might be the operator of the Skylift.
*Due to a 2012 patch by Rockstar, the Skylift is no longer obtainable in the PS3 version of the game, except by using mods or hacks.
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*Yusuf states when he first saw the Skylift that he wanted it. It's possible he did steal this Skylift for when Luis steals the Subway Cart during For The Man Who Has Everything.
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*In For the Man Who Has Everything, the Skylift's windows are broken as soon as it grabs the train.
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*Beta model features "LC2-K" written near the cab. Actual model only features "LC2".
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*Although there are no stickers on the Skylift, it is manufactured by [[HVY]], as can be heard on the [[Police Scanner|police radio]].
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*It can take a few RPG or [[Buzzard]] rockets before catching fire.
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*There are actually two models for the Skylift present during For the Man Who Has Everything, one which has the [[Train (GTA IV)|train car]] held beneath it, and one without it. The model with the train car can be obtained; however this is very difficult, and if the camera shifts away from the Skylift, the car will disappear. Even if obtained, the train car is not solid, and will disappear if saved.
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*Due to a 2012 patch by Rockstar, the Skylift can no longer be obtainable in the mission [[For the Man Who Has Everything]] on the PS3 version of the game, the only way to get the helicopter on the PS3 is in the mission [[Caught with your Pants Down]].
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===GTA V===
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*In [[Sidetracked]], when attach the flat car, a magnet extension appears from nowhere. The extension can be kept in the helicopter, but cannot be stored.
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*In GTA V, there's a strange glitch that if the player switch characters and then switch back, the Skylift will spawn floating mid-air, especially when aren't piloting it.
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*The Skylift's tires cannot be popped due to being very small.
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*The Skylift in GTA V only appears in a grey color, similar to the TBoGT Beta model, which was grey.
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* Due to the height of the cockpit, the protagonist will not close the door when exiting it. The door itself is not solid and when walking below it, the player's head will go through it, and also if jumping through it. Also, shooting it will not close it. However, is possible to close the doors, but requires an exact jumping height and exact aiming.
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* It is possible that in the Beta, the Skylift wasn't an exclusive vehicle, due to being listed in the BradyGames guide book (like the [[Annihilator]], which is only available in Online). This implies that will spawn either in Online or in Story Mode.
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* The blades of the Skylift are not solid, even when the blades are spinning.
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==Notable Owners==
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*[[Yusuf Amir]]
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*[[Lester Crest]]
   
==Gallery==
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== Gallery ==
{| align="center"
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<gallery>
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="2" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="200" captiontextcolor="#ffffff" orientation="none" spacing="small" position="center" columns="3">
 
 
Skylift-TBOGT-front.jpg|The Skylift in flight.
 
Skylift-TBOGT-front.jpg|The Skylift in flight.
 
beta skylift.jpg|An early pre-release version of the Skylift, before some changes were made.
 
beta skylift.jpg|An early pre-release version of the Skylift, before some changes were made.
Gta_heli2.png|The Skylift carrying a [[NOOSE APC]] alongside a [[Swift]].
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Gta_heli2.png|The Skylift carrying a [[APC|NOOSE APC]] alongside a [[Swift]].
Helicopter2tbogt.png|The Skylift lifting a [[Subway in GTA IV|subway car]].
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Helicopter2tbogt.png|The Beta Skylift lifting a [[Train (GTA IV)|subway car]].
 
Skylifthub.jpg|Close up of the Skylift's rotor hub.
 
Skylifthub.jpg|Close up of the Skylift's rotor hub.
 
i1i9hw.jpg|The Skylift carrying the train car in TBoGT (note Luis on the rear of the car).
 
i1i9hw.jpg|The Skylift carrying the train car in TBoGT (note Luis on the rear of the car).
Skylift-TBOGT-rear .jpg
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Skylift-TBOGT-rear .jpg|Rear view of the Skylift.
Skylift-TBOGT-front .jpg
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Skylift-TBOGT-front .jpg|Upper view of the Skylift.
Skylift TBOGT.png
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Skylift TBOGT.png|A parked Skylift.
 
Skylift.png
 
Skylift.png
 
File:FortheManWhoHasEverything.png
 
File:FortheManWhoHasEverything.png
File:GTA The Ballad of Gay Tony - Tips & Tricks - How to get the Skylift|Video illustrating how to obtain the Skylift.
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Skylift.jpg|A Skylift in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
Skylift-GTAV.png|Skylift in GTAV
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Skylift-GTAV.png|The Skylift in the BradyGames guide book for GTA V.
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GTA V Skylift.png|The Skylift on [[Rockstar Social Club]].
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SkyliftCargo3.jpg|Size comparasion with a [[Cargobob]]. Note that the Skylift is actually larger (<small>[[:Image:SkyliftCargo2.jpg|Size comparison at the front]]</small>).
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
|}
 
   
==References==
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==Videos==
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<gallery hideaddbutton="true" widths="300" position="center">
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File:GTA The Ballad of Gay Tony - Tips & Tricks - How to get the Skylift|Video illustrating how to obtain the Skylift in [[Personal Computer|PC]] and [[Xbox 360]] versions.
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File:GTA TBoGT How to get the SKYLIFT on PS3 !!!|Video illustrating how to obtain the Skylift in [[PlayStation 3|PS3]] version.
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File:How to Get a Skylift Helicopter in GTA Online! (GTA 5 Online Glitch Guide)|How to get the Skylift in [[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]].
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</gallery>
   
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== See Also ==
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* [[Leviathan]], a heavy helicopter used a sky crane during a [[Up, Up and Away!|mission]] in ''[[GTA San Andreas]]''
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* [[Cargobob]], a heavy helicopter capable of lifting vehicles in'' [[GTA V]]''
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VEHICLE
Skylift
Skylift
A Skylift in GTA V.
Also known as Aircrane (by Luis and Trevor)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Helicopters
Vehicle type Civilian aircraft
Body style Heavy-lift helicopter
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer HVY


The HVY Skylift is a very large heavy-lift helicopter featured in The Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto V.

DescriptionEdit

Design Edit

The helicopter shares the same appearance in both games, based on the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane/Aircrane, but with the cockpit bent down and the landing gears extended. The helicopter is unique as it has a large magnet under the rotor that allow it to lift large vehicles such as train cars, as seen in both TBoGT and GTA V; however, this feature is, much like the Leviathan in GTA San Andreas, mission-exclusive and may not be used in normal gameplay, unless specific mods are used.

The Skylift appears to be the biggest helicopter in the whole series (possibly on par with the Leviathan), being bigger than the Cargobob.

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

The Skylift is first seen in the mission Caught with your Pants Down, where it is being used to transport an APC across Algonquin, in which Luis Fernando Lopez must shoot the chains holding it steady to send the APC crashing to earth in order to steal it for Yusuf Amir. It is also seen in the mission For the Man Who Has Everything, where Yusuf flies one in order to hijack a train car from the subway system.

Even though the Skylift is addressed as unobtainable, the helicopter can still be obtained with a minor exploit involving chasing Yusuf Amir and retrieving the Skylift after the mission For the Man Who Has Everything. The easiest method to use for this involves spawning a Buzzard as soon as he says "have fun with it", chasing the Skylift, and shooting it down over a large area, where it can be stolen. A video illustrating this method can be seen here.

When the Skylift is obtained, it can be saved at a safehouse as long as it has a lot of space (at least two wheels in the yellow chalked spot, (the best one being the Middle Park East Safehouse). The magnet doesn't work, simply because it isn't intended to be obtainable, so there is no animation for it working (except during 'For the Man Who Has Everything'). This vehicle can be spawned and lift up other vehicles using Trainers, but the vehicle will be unsolid.

GTA VEdit

The Skylift returns in GTA V bearing its appearance from TBoGT, albeit only appearing in a grey livery instead of blue, and bearing different markings. It makes an appearance in the mission Sidetracked, where Trevor/Michael uses it to pick up train carriages to use in the obvious approach of The Big Score. The electromagnet mounted on it, unlike in TBoGT, can be used by pressing right on the D-Pad, with behavior similar to the hook on the Cargobob. After completion of the mission, the magnet cannot be used further, however the helicopter can be saved at Trevor's helipad and kept afterwards.

Unfortunately, an update makes this method useless, therefore, making the helicopter unable to save (likely "banned" by Rockstar for being meant unobtainable) - If a player desires to try the method, he must uninstall all updates and DLCs. It can be done at any time (i.e. just before doing this mission) and, once is completed and stored, the player can reinstall the updates and the Skylift is still here, being permanently available for use. 

NOTE: The helicopter must be stored as Michael, since Trevor's helipad will flip the Skylift due to a glitch

The Skylift also appears in the Maze Bank Tower base jump where it transports a motorcycle to the top for the player to ride on for the jump. It is unobtainable by normal means, such as shooting the pilot out of the helicopter, as weapons are disabled for the jump.

This helicopter is unavailable in GTA Online, however a glitch will make the way to fly the Skylift in GTA Online, spawning a Marquis in water with deathmatch creator, press the edit button and the Marquis will turn into a Skylift, however this glitch has been patched. A video can be seen here.

LocationsEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

GTA VEdit

  • Featured during preparation for the final heist (where you pick up a train carriage to use to escape the cops) only if the player has chosen the Obvious approach. Obtaining it may not always work, though.
  • It appears briefly in the Bank Bailout parachute jump, however, it is impossible to get it.

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

Skylift body
  • The Skylift was primarily made with a flat body, but was changed due to being more similar to its real life counterpart, the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane.
  • The Skylift's name is also a parody of its real-life counterpart name, the Skycrane.
  • Due to its enormous weight, it's easily the slowest helicopter in the game.
  • The Skylift actually has a third seat, which is facing backwards, and is located at the rear of the cockpit. However this seat can not be used by anyone. Also, a small set of stairs can be seen, along with an unusable rear door.
  • Similar with other unique vehicles in the series in terms of details, the Skylift features a well detailed rotor hub, complete with a red main rotor.

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

  • Luis calls it an aircrane while flying to the Skylift holding the APC during Caught with your Pants Down.
  • The logo "Liberty Sky-Lift" might be a parody of "Erickson Air-Crane", the manufacturer and main operator of the S-64, so "Liberty Sky-Lift" might be the operator of the Skylift.
  • Yusuf states when he first saw the Skylift that he wanted it. It's possible he did steal this Skylift for when Luis steals the Subway Cart during For The Man Who Has Everything.
  • In For the Man Who Has Everything, the Skylift's windows are broken as soon as it grabs the train.
  • Beta model features "LC2-K" written near the cab. Actual model only features "LC2".
  • Although there are no stickers on the Skylift, it is manufactured by HVY, as can be heard on the police radio.
  • It can take a few RPG or Buzzard rockets before catching fire.
  • There are actually two models for the Skylift present during For the Man Who Has Everything, one which has the train car held beneath it, and one without it. The model with the train car can be obtained; however this is very difficult, and if the camera shifts away from the Skylift, the car will disappear. Even if obtained, the train car is not solid, and will disappear if saved.
  • Due to a 2012 patch by Rockstar, the Skylift can no longer be obtainable in the mission For the Man Who Has Everything on the PS3 version of the game, the only way to get the helicopter on the PS3 is in the mission Caught with your Pants Down.

GTA VEdit

  • In Sidetracked, when attach the flat car, a magnet extension appears from nowhere. The extension can be kept in the helicopter, but cannot be stored.
  • In GTA V, there's a strange glitch that if the player switch characters and then switch back, the Skylift will spawn floating mid-air, especially when aren't piloting it.
  • The Skylift's tires cannot be popped due to being very small.
  • The Skylift in GTA V only appears in a grey color, similar to the TBoGT Beta model, which was grey.
  • Due to the height of the cockpit, the protagonist will not close the door when exiting it. The door itself is not solid and when walking below it, the player's head will go through it, and also if jumping through it. Also, shooting it will not close it. However, is possible to close the doors, but requires an exact jumping height and exact aiming.
  • It is possible that in the Beta, the Skylift wasn't an exclusive vehicle, due to being listed in the BradyGames guide book (like the Annihilator, which is only available in Online). This implies that will spawn either in Online or in Story Mode.
  • The blades of the Skylift are not solid, even when the blades are spinning.

Notable OwnersEdit

Gallery Edit

VideosEdit

See Also Edit

Navigation Edit

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