The San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend this Fri-Sun

Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

This weekend, August 22nd-24th, it's time for fight AND flight as The San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend takes off in GTA Online. That's three days of big RP & GTA$ bonuses, an exclusive in-game Parachute Pack unlock, valuable discounts from a range of San Andreas local businesses, special competitions, giveaways and much more as you enjoy the all-new stomach-in-throat G-suit pounding Flight School content action that separates the Mavericks from the Whiskey Deltas once and for all.


This weekend only, you can pick up the exclusive 'High Flyer' Parachute Pack seen in the flyer above, for the skydiver who truly enjoys getting lifted. All you have to do is complete the "Flight School Event" Playlist and then head to Ammu-Nation. The High Flyer Parachute Bag will be available free of charge and, once purchased, you can equip it from your Inventory in the Interaction Menu.


As well as the Parachute Pack, you and your wingmen will get double GTA$ and double RP in every Job in the Flight School Event Weekend Playlist, win or lose. To get involved, hit the Event button prompt on the GTAV boot screens, or find the Event Weekend Playlist in the Playlists section of the Pause menus, under Rockstar Created.


Time to put those aviation skills that you honed at the San Andreas Flight School to test in the field and earn double GTA$ in all Air Races and Parachute Jumps. That includes a batch of new Rockstar-Created Jobs published this week specifically for the new aircraft in the San Andreas Flight School Update, plus new Parachute Jumps designed to make use of the new reserve 'chute.


Nothing tightens the pucker factor like flying low under one of the many bridges in the San Andreas area. All weekend, such flat-hatting while playing Air Races will get you Double RP. Or it will leave you too dead to worry about the consequences.


Let's face it: you've not earned your wings only to then have to spend your leisure time slumming at sea level with everyone else. So all weekend, get a 25% discount on the high rise Del Perro Heights Apts 7 & 20 and 0120 Murrieta Heights Properties. Each includes a 10 car garage to store all of your exotic rides befitting a true flyboy, including the brand new Invetero Coquette Classic.

Plus, in a rare act of philanthropy, Lester is willing to locate planes and choppers for you all weekend, free of charge. Just give him a call, select 'Locate a Plane' and 'Locate a Helicopter' and ask no questions about ulterior motives.

Prefer your choppers manned and delivered? Get half price Helicopter Pickups all weekend courtesy of Merryweather.


Gangs have assembled around San Andreas International Airport Hangar, and the Sandy Shores and Grapeseed Airfields. These special Gang Attacks will yield 2X RP and bonus GTA$ all weekend, so get over there and defend America's right to fatuous air travel.


Your dogfight victims won't be the only things falling from the sky this weekend: look out for special Crate Drops containing extra GTA$, RP bonuses, Miniguns, RPGs and Sticky Bombs between now and Sunday night.


Whether it's capturing one of your friend's aerial exploits or the whole Crew about to board the Buckingham Mil-Jet, we're looking for your most inspiring and amusing pictures featuring the new content in The San Andreas Flight School in the #FLIGHTSCHOOL Snapmatic contest. Our favorite five will each win their authors GTA$1M and a MILEHIGH vanity license plate for their in-game vehicles, plus they'll be featured right here on the Newswire.

To make your shots eligible for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #FLIGHTSCHOOL between now and the end of Sunday. [Update: Due to online downtime issues with PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the weekend, we’ve extended the deadline for this contest to Tuesday night, August 26th.] 

See full rules and eligibility details.


The sky is the limit in the Creator contest, where we're looking for user-created Air Races to test even the saltiest pilots. We'll choose 5 favorite Jobs to be Verified and their creators will receive GTA$1M and an exclusive AVIATOR license plate. Just tag your custom-made Air Race Jobs with #FLIGHTSCHOOL in Social Club between now and Sunday night to be eligible in the competition. [Update: Due to online downtime issues with PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the weekend, we’ve extended the deadline for this contest to Tuesday night, August 26th.]

See full rules and eligibility details.


At 4pm this Friday August 22nd, the Rockstar Games Official Event Weekend Live Stream will be on the air, playing brand new content from The San Andreas Flight School Update. We'll be joined by very special guests Little & Cubed aka Martyn Littlewood and Dan Nerdcubed who are preparing some custom challenges featuring the new Flight School planes and vehicles and will be challenging our Rockstar Devs to a live 2v2 dogfight around Los Santos & Blaine County airspace. As usual, Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast studio team will be manning the flight deck and we'll be streaming the show across the Social Club Events page, the Rockstar Games Twitch Channel and our YouTube Channel. Make sure to follow us on Twitch and Twitter to get notifications when the stream goes live.


We'll be giving away 20 deluxe GTAV & Rockstar T-shirt Prize Packs including the Trevor Philips Industries Tee, San Andreas Federal Reserve Tee, Los Santos Lifeguard Tee, Republican Space Rangers Tee, Bugstars Logo Tee, Los Santos Tee,  the GTAV & V Logo Tee, Kifflom Tee, Rockstar Rolling Long-Sleeve Tee, Rockstar Mason Tee, and the Rockstar Flowers Tee. You can enter to win right now through Sunday at See Official Rules

As always, make sure you're following us on Twitter, Facebook and Twitch to stay up to date on this and other future Social Club Event Weekend announcements.

  • R* Y2 weeks, 5 days agoFlag
    Hey everyone,

    The San Andreas Flight School Weekend is now over. Keep an eye on the Rockstar Newswire for a recap and announcements of our sweepstakes and Snapmatic competition winners.

    Just a reminder, please keep all comments on-topic and related to the article. Abusive, spam and off-topic comments will be removed as per our stated rules. Repeat offenders will be subject to suspension of their commenting privileges.

    If you're experiencing any other kinds of technical issues in relation to our most recent update, please visit our support site for assistance.

    A friendly reminder to send all wishlists and suggestions for GTA Online to where our developers are actively reading your feedback.

    Thanks to everyone who tuned into the official San Andreas Flight School Event Livestream - if you missed it we've embedded the stream above.
  • TheUnbeatable171 hour, 27 minutes agoReplyFlag
    Hey guys if you are good and you want a solid good crew join us " The Cobra Bandits" open for registration for a limited time : )
    • NicoMadrid241 day, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
      I am a crew level 86 for my crew but every time I get on gta online now it says that I am back to crew level 1? Is this happening to everyone?
    • Ewanii4 days, 18 hours agoReplyFlag
      The banner looks very cool, you should add it to Game wallpaper gallery!
      • Wasp-19741 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
        can you add the black cargobob back to story mode, and also, can we not have the flying bravo swift as our default, the paint job is awful
        • David--6191 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
          To Rockstar.
          You have made a amazing game (GAT 5) and I enjoy playing it with my friends BUT FOR HEAVEN SAKES, FIX IT! I have killed this one bounty 25 times and I still haven't got it! I only received it on my 38th kill!
          You can fix money glitches and all that BUT you can't fix a bug? You have so much money from this game but you are lazy pricks!
        • THIS-IS-SPARTA31 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag

          • adde ,entity and others cars convertible like the Coil Voltic, 2 tipe of cars.. rockstar thing about this ....
              • Who won the Flight School sweepstakes? D:
                • GreyWolf072 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                  I would definitely like to see the stock market open in gta online, but I would also like to see more clothing items added in the next update. They should add more caps to wear forwards and backwards. As of now, there are only two caps at this point and they really don't match but a couple of select outfits. I would like to see a solid black one to go along with everything.

                  I would also like to see more special crate drops and regular crate drops being dropped in gta online. Ill be honest crate chasing is one of the biggest things i love to do in gta, but I rarely find a session with a crate drop even more rare a special one.

                  Next, I would like to be able to store emergency vehicles in our garage. I have yet to understand why we can not do this. I would like the regular police vehicles to be available to put in your garage up to the swat team SUV and whatever else will fit in your garage size wise.

                  In addition, I think we need heists in gta online. Missions are fun don't get me wrong, but they do not give that big sense of accomplishment that people need in gta.

                  Next up is there should be more ways of sharing money in gta such as just direct deposits in another persons account and so forth.

                  Also just for fun I would like to be able to flop in gta online. It was always fun in single player, and I really don't see the problem in adding it to online.

                  I would also like higher job payouts or new missions with more to do or a higher payout overall.

                  Another big thing I feel is missing is a lack of customization for vehicles. While there are a few, there is not enough they tend to get old and die out very soon.

                  If emergency vehicles are able to be put in garages then I would like to be able to customize them by taking off the lights, adding lights etc...

                  Another thing, make the KC lights on all vehicles work. Some of them work, and some of them don't. I believe this this is a simple but cool feature that needs to be added.

                  lastly, I would like to see ski masks, and I would like to see gloves and such. For the masks I would like to see bandannas like the ones in gta San Andreas

                  Again some of these might be large some small, but If these things were to be implemented I could definitely see gta getting a lot more fun and just being better overall

                  -Sincerally Grey Wolf07
                  • @GreyWolf07 Face banadanas heavy chains with pendants and brass knuckles to but if you have suggestions email them to this email
                • purebredboris692 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                  Hey everybody,

                  I've got about 30 creations on GTAO ranging from captures, air races, deathmatchs and football.
                  There's a link to my profile if anyone fancys having a look and having a go. Hope you enjoy it.


                  Thanks for reading
                  • editboy_zero2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                    The World records on the Flight School stuff are completely bogus. Some of the 'records' show players completing the missions in milliseconds.

                    I know you can't keep on top of every single hack/exploit, but it seems like this would be an easy thing to fix. Landing a helicopter on the back of a moving flatbed in less than 1/10th of a second should set of some kind of anti-exploit algorithm.
                    • Pilotbuzzard2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                      R* please can you make it that you can buy the Skylift in online i would appreciate that and love GTA 5 online so much more and you might make some money of it to
                      • shadow-hbg2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                        • Gilheredia932 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                          heyy rockstar my name is Gil Heredia I just had a great idea for the next update it had it called fast and furious like some of the cars for the movies like the 1999 Nissan skyline R34 GTA and much more and also like player can also design there cars full and more racing too and. In memory of paul walker
                          • UPT_JOSH2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                            when I set a waypoint it doesn't show the path to the destination
                          • firsthome86592 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                            I started a new save after getting the flight school update to find that the helipad, marina and airport hangar were all available even though i did not purchase them, is this part of the update? as other buy able properties still cost money.
                            • Raymr2152 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                              please in the next dlc things i would people will love.
                              clothes -- gloves, bath robes , colored socks, head and wrist bands, trench coats, tactical suits
                              (all listed already in game code )
                              cars---supra, retro mustang fastback, chevy avalanche, t-rex motor bike

                              map expansion ---- vice city etc. $10.00 psn or xbox fee for new map online must buy or only connected to los santos map lobbies

                              wealth--- casino gamble for profit , open stock market for online use

                              fitness--- should be possible to make character bigger or faster work out plan bigger =slower but stronger. faster= muscle ratio

                              food stands--- for health
                              • LilTrue5042 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                                EVERYONE JOIN Chamberlain TrapGANG before it's 2 late we are getting recruits faster than expected professional gaming videos coming soon this crew is based on Chamberlain Hills it gives GTA Gamers the Life inside the Dangerous Neighborhood of GTA we call it a Trap because no one can make it out unless their joining the crew we have no official color we are able to wear anything we have our own minds and we work together black, whites, and every other race we believe in 2014 not 1960's if we catch anyone of any race acting childish we will band and block all communications lest enjoy gaming lets go to war with other crews not our own lets build something bigger than GTA lest Force GTA to feature our gang in their future gaming years this crew was created by Me and it's welcome for anyone to join starting at 18+ in order to join us you must have a gaming Mic for communications enjoy and lets demand our respect.
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