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Formation Flying

In this sixth video of the San Andreas Flight School series, old grumpy gamer Dan covers formation flying. He shares tips on staying in line and gaining points, including using the afterburner and adjusting with left and right rudders.
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GTA Flight School: Formation Flying Tutorial

Get ready to take to the skies in Grand Theft Auto 5 with our comprehensive tutorial on Formation Flying in GTA Flight School.

If you’re a seasoned GTA player or just starting out, the Flight School in GTA Online provides players with an opportunity to master the skies in a series of aviation training exercises designed to improve piloting skills and boost reputation points.

What is Formation Flying in GTA Flight School?

Formation Flying is a flight training exercise that tests players’ ability to follow a lead aircraft in a tight formation while maintaining a high altitude and speed. This challenging exercise requires players to use their left and right rudders to stay in line with the other aircraft while keeping their afterburner on for maximum speed and point accumulation.

How to Ace Formation Flying in GTA 5

To maximize your points and get the gold medal in Formation Flying, you’ll need to follow a few simple tips from our experienced gamer, Dan. Firstly, get organized during the countdown and plant the foot, so to speak – this means getting on to the afterburner straight away and getting the gear up.

Next, pitch high instead of leveling up at the same rate as the rest of the crew. This will put you in a better position to get into the first marker. Use your left and right rudders to stay in line with the rest of the formation and edge to the right to sneak in behind the lead plane for a better score.

It’s important to note that using the afterburner during the test will net you significantly more points than just using it on its own. So, when coming into this exercise, focus on keeping it on as much as possible for a higher score later on.

For the next test, you’ll need to pull up and get ready to get inverted. Use your left and right rudders and afterburner to catch up and get more points. Keep the afterburner on as much as possible to get through the exercise and gain more points.

Staying in formation is key to acing Formation Flying. Use your left and right rudders to adjust and fine-tune your position. Don’t worry if you’re not perfectly aligned; near enough is good enough.


With our handy Formation Flying tutorial, players can master the skies and gain valuable points and rewards in GTA 5. Whether you’re a seasoned GTA pro or new to the game, following our tips and tricks will help you perfect this challenging Flight School exercise. So, what are you waiting for? Take to the skies and become a master pilot in GTA Online!

hi and welcome back to the channel my name is Dan and I’m an old grumpy gamer this is
the sixth video in our san andreas flight school series this time we’re covering formation flying
let’s start with the briefing right and as the countdown proceeds you get organized plant the
foot so to speak get on to the afterburner straightaway and get the gear up I also like
to pitch high here instead of leveling up at the same rate as the rest of the crew that
puts you in a better position to get into that first market using the left and right rudders
will help you stay in line and as soon as this testing is finished and we’re prepping for the
next one use your left and right runners to just edge to the right a bit sneak in behind that lead
plane and that puts you in a better position and to gain points for this one now something
kindest covered after making this video is that if you use the afterburner while you are in a
test you will get significantly more points than if you’re just using it on its own so coming into
this one its right rudder only just on and off to stay in line using the afterburner as much as you
can then lining up for the next one after this one’s completed you can just see squeaking over
you don’t necessarily need to be bang on just near enough it’s good enough so ascending just a touch
and lining up getting that afterburner on again and keeping it on as much as possible to gain
more points for later on down the track staying in formation using left and right rudders again just
to adjust and fine-tune the position coming up on the end of this test we need to make a quick dive
after this marker and left and right runners to get in spot or in position again once that’s done
you can pretty well relax for this one just keep that afterburner on to gain as many points as you
can so the next test is a bit tricky especially if you’re on a controller you want to pull up
and you get ready to get inverted so onto the afterburner to catch up again you can get more
points by staying on the afterburner again with that one lining up again and we’re going for a
full invert this time rather from the roll so once you’re in place again left interact rudders just
to line everything up and you’ll find that they do edge off to the left a little bit I had a little
bit of trouble staying level in this one but managed to keep it in just to get there get the
gold medal but you can get more points by keeping the afterburner on and that makes it a little bit
easier to get through the whole thing so what was your best score for formation flight and do you
have any hot tips for other people who might be trying this out today leave a comment down below
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