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This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
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The Buckingham Volatus is a private helicopter featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update.


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The helicopter takes a similar luxury appearance to the Swift, sporting a large nosed cockpit and sliding side doors. It appears to take influence from primarily the Airbus Helicopters H160 and the Eurocopter EC155. The H160's influence can be seen heavily in the rotor assembly and blades, Fenestron tail, side profiling and windscreen. On the rear is a Fenestron tail, similar to the Valkyrie's empennage, with twin tail wings. The vehicle has a 5 blade rotor and appears in a chrome finish. It has retractable tricycle landing gear like the Swift and Savage. The word "Buckingham" can be seen printed in white on the tail boom.

Similar to the Swift Deluxe, the interior is fitted with luxury equipment, such as a TV screen, surround sound, leather seating and a coffee machine. Also, it has sliding doors and reuses the door-opening animation from the Swift Deluxe.

Passengers can drink champagne and browse the internet within the helicopter, instead of using the Mobile Phone.

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The Volatus has decent performance for a helicopter. It is not very nimble or agile and helicopters like the Frogger and Swift have better maneuverability and are substantially faster than the Volatus. The Helicopter tends to lean when landing and is not very durable. It also is not a good choice when trying to escape gun fire as it takes only 10 seconds of continuous Minigun fire before stalling and falling.

The Volatus has the same rate of vertical climb and vertical fall, which is 400ft/min.

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Aircraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Engine Type Engine Location Landing System Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 99 / 160 / 86 N/A N/A N/A 8000 / 17637 100
Website Statements [?]
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
173 / 278 / 150 4.2 Seconds Twin turboshaft engines, 5-bladed rotor Middle/Rear Retractable landing gear (1 nose gear and 2 main gears) Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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  • 'Volatus' relates to 'flight' and 'flown' in Latin, referring to the characteristics of a helicopter. This term is also comparable to the word 'Volito', seen on the SuperVolito.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • A Volatus can be requested in Free Mode for organizations through SecuroServ Vehicles menu for $10,000 or for free if owned, which will cause the Volatus to spawn nearby. A CEO may also request a Luxury Helicopter pickup in free mode through the SecuroServ Abilities menu for $5,000, which causes a Volatus with a pilot to arrive, similar to the Merryweather Helicopter pickup service. The service includes quick travel options to the office or any of the CEO's warehouses.

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