GTA 5 Online Tips & Cheats: Comprehensive Helicopter Guide

By Ivan Ivanoff – 7th February 2014
GTA 5 Online Tips & Cheats: Comprehensive Helicopter Guide

In our previous guides we discussed some of the most valuable Grand Theft Auto 5 Online tips for the players that are just starting out, which you can check out here. In the next part of our daily GTA 5 Online Tips & Cheats guide we decided to take the chance and help you get a helicopter for free without much hassle.

GTA Online Tips Cheats Helicopter Tutorial

“Why do I need it?”

Getting a helicopter can be helpful in various ways. Whether you love to fly around, while enjoying the beautiful Los Santos or you would like to escape the cops in a fast manner – the chopper is the right vehicle for you. One of the best ways to earn money in the online version of GTA 5 from the very start is through robberies, as mentioned in one of our previous guides. If you have a chopper getting away from the police after a robbery becomes that much easier, as all you have to do is ride pretty low near the sea and your evade is almost certain. 

GTA Online Tips Cheats Helicopter Robberies Guide

“Where can I get one?”

There are various locations where you can get a free helicopter. One of the easiest to get is the Maverick Helicopter at Trevor’s Airfield. You can easily head there either wit your vehicle or on foot. The airfield is in the middle of nowhere and there are no restrictions. Once you are there, a free aircraft and a helicopter should be waiting for you for free. Get the helicopter and get ready for action!

The one found on the rooftop at the hospital is also easy to get. However, at times the helicopters have already been taken or just aren’t there. Be sure to simply head for the next chopper spot on the map, until you manage to find a helicopter to get around with.

GTA Online Tips Cheats Helicopter

“Why a helicopter not a plane?”

The reason you should choose the chopper, instead of a plane is that the helicopter is easy to get around with, easy to park and easy to get away from anything with. By having a chopper, even the early money grind that is almost necessary in the start of GTA 5 Online is a fun and exciting thing to do. 

GTA Online Tips Cheats Helicopter Guide

The best strategy for helicopter robberies

After you got your free chopper (and eventually evaded the police) you are ready to start having fun with a little bit of theft. Once you choose a location to rob, land somewhere nearby, out of line of site of the entrance to the place you are about to rob. You’d have to do this in order to prevent shopkeepers shooting you, while you are getting in your chopper. Get in, yell “Gimme your money” in your mic, get out, get in your chopper and fly away with your chopper. 

Robberies will give you a steady income of $1,000 – $4,000 per robbery. If you shoot the shopkeeper you will be able to get even more cash out of your heist. Your best bet would be to head for the sea and hover there, until you are free. Another strategy would be to head for the hills, perpendicular to the road, finding a nice spot in the wilderness where you can hover until you have evaded the police.

GTA 5 Online Tips Cheats Full Helicopter Map

Full map of all the free helicopter locations in Grand Theft Auto 5 Online

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