If you don’t have access to one of the ultra-expensive, ultra-cool flying cars or bikes, where can you find a helicopter that you can steal?
GTA 5 is one of the bets open-word games ever created and Los Santos is packed with things to do.
The map is approximately 49 square miles (127 square kilometres) and that means that you’ll spend the vast majority of your time in GTA travelling from one location to another.
GTA 5 offers a range of personal-flying vehicle that you can purchase, but sometimes you’ll need to steal one.
Here are all the main spawn locations for helicopters in GTA 5 that you can steal.
Helicopters in Los Santos city
Los Santos International Airport: The most obvious location for any flying vehicles in GTA 5. If you enter the airport through the gate by the terminal, the helicopters will be right Infront of you in the hangers and on the helipads to the right.
Los Santos Medical Centre: The hospital is pretty much located directly in the centre of the city. There are helipads on the roof that will usually have a spawned chopper ready to go.
The Flight School: The Los Santos flight school is unlocked after completing the Friends Reunited mission. It is located in the International Airport and will usually have a few unguarded choppers available.
Los Santos Port: If you travel south east through the city, you’ll find the port. At the very end of the dock you will find a helipad guarded by Maverick security.
Vinewood Police Station: Slap bang in the middle of the city, the police station will usually have a chopper on the roof (although this spawn can be slightly awkward sometimes).
Helicopters in Los Santos county
The Military Base: Everyone has their own favourite way of getting into the military base and if you do, there will be a range of flying vehicles available for you to steal. The helicopters can be found throughout the base, but if you are going through all that trouble, you’ll be better off just stealing a jet.
NOOSE Headquarters: The National Office of Security Enforcement can be found just above Palomino Highlands. Usually you can find a few choppers including an Annihilator.
Helicopters in Blaine county
Paleto Bay Police Station: If you can sneak past the police officers by jumping over the fence to the rear of the station, there should be a chopper there (sometimes it’s an Annihilator).
The Sandy Shores airstrip: Commonly known as Trevor’s airfield, there will usually be a helicopter here and a plane in the hangar.
Grapeseed airstrip: Just north of the Alamo Sea is the small town of Grapeseed. On the airfield you can find a chopper, usually it will be a Maverick but it can also sometimes also spawn a police Maverick.