Flight School Instructor and Pilot School Instructor redirects here. For the Flight School instructor in story mode, see Jackson.
"Welcome to the San Andreas Flight School, shit heel."
―JT Boyd

JT Boyd is a minor character in Grand Theft Auto Online. He is an instructor for the San Andreas Flight School, which was introduced in The San Andreas Flight School Update, and he also narrates the update trailer.


JT is a retired marine and is now an instructor at the San Andreas Flight School. He has a Southern accent and sounds like he is aged.


JT is offensive and will constantly insult trainees; his insults include "cadidiot," "cadork," and "doolie." He also shows no remorse when his cadets are killed, saying on one course (Engine Failure), "This is one of my favorite exercises, because it's one where we lose a lotta recruits." On the positive side, on some missions when the player is doing good, he will encourage him/her to keep going, showing that he does care about students sometimes.


  • JT does not make an appearance in Grand Theft Auto V; the instructor in single-player mode is Jackson.
    • It is likely that Jackson trains beginner pilots, while JT gives advanced lessons to already active pilots.
  • JT is the first character who was added in a DLC.
  • JT's voice and behavior mimics that of a stereotypical drill sergeant: abusive, old, insulting, disrespectful, and tough.
  • One of JT's insults, "doolie," is a term used by the United States Air Force Academy to refer to a cadet freshman.[1]