Grand Theft Auto 5: Helicopter Speed Run – Getting Gold in Flight School
In the world of Grand Theft Auto (GTA), there is no shortage of new content and interesting things to do. With the constant updates from Rockstar for GTA Online, the game has become truly massive. Join us in this continuing series where we guide you on how to get gold in every damn mission in GTA 5. Today we will be looking at the Grand Theft Auto mission helicopter speed run, where we will see just how quick we can be in a rotary wing machine.
The Briefing – Helicopter Speed Run
We will be completing the Helicopter Lesson in the Flight School, but with a real emphasis on speed this time. The objective is to finish the obstacle course around the city before the timer runs out, and try not to crash. At the end of the course, you will be required to safely land your helicopter. To get gold, you need to complete the course in two minutes and ten seconds.
Getting Started – Plan the Foot, Rail the Controller
The key to getting gold is speed. So, just plant the foot/rail the controller forward and push hard to get through those first couple of markers. Do not worry too much about altitude, as near enough is good enough with the markers.
Observe Small Adjustments
You will get a few little eddies as you’re going over the hills, but that is all right. To maintain the pace, just make small adjustments when turning, even with the bigger turns. This is cutting it fine, even on the best of runs.
Avoid the Power Towers
Watch out for the power towers, but you do not need to worry about the wires so much as you do not actually hit those in the game.
The Suspension Bridges – The Only Proper Obstacle
As you come over the bridge, you will come to the first and only proper obstacle for the entire run, which is the two suspension bridges. You need to get through the gap in those, gain a touch of altitude, level off as you go through, and line yourself up for the second one. Scrub some altitude and level yourself off as you go through to make sure that the blades do not hit.
Swing Around to the Left and Head for Home
Once you finish with the suspension bridges, swing around to the left and head for home; basically, this is back to the airfield.
Dump the Chopper Precisely
You are coming up on the last obstacle, so you need to scrub some speed real quick, then just dump the chopper down on the helipad. As long as you get it close, you’re right. It does not need to be pretty; it just needs to be quick.
The Verdict – The Gold
Getting gold on the helicopter speed run in the Flight School in GTA 5 is not as straightforward as it looks. The rule of thumb is to maintain speed while making small adjustments. It takes a few tries to get it right, but we have given you valuable tips for getting the job done, and you have got gold!
Final Thoughts and Call to Action
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