GTA 5 Online mode was released one month after the release of GTA 5 in September on 2013, the online mode provided players a lot more content to indulge in, they were able to participate in various missions and community made games with their friends or alone, the online mode for Grand Theft Auto 5 was unique because this time you could do everything in the singleplayer mode as well, unlike the online mode of the previous GTA titles, one of the many things possible in GTA 5 was being able to fly a helicopter, we will go into how you can acquire a helicopter and as well as how to fly one in GTA Online.
To begin with, you will need to get your hands on a helicopter, you can do this by either purchasing one through Elitastravel.com or warstock-cache-and-carry.com, websites which you can open by clicking on the internet icon on your phone, or you can simply steal one from the military base or the helicopter pads throughout Los Santos tend to have some which spawn from time to time, however, once you get your hands on a helicopter, then it really comes down to manoeuvring it, this can be quite hard on the basis of whether you’re simply just flying to get to another point or you’re in a fight against another helicopter or vehicle.
How to maneuver a helicopter in GTA Online
We will explain how you can maneuver a helicopter for below.
To ascend you will need to press “W” and keep holding it till you reach the altitude you are comfortable with
To change direction, you can use your mouse or the number pad on your keyboard, if you have one that is, to move in the direction you wish to
You can steer to left by pressing “A” and right by pressing “D”
You can change your camera angle by pressing “V”
You can descend the helicopter by pressing “S”
And to get out of the helicopter, press “F”, similar to entering one
And if your helicopter comes with weapons then the mouse is used to aim and shoot, maneuvering helicopters on the keyboard and mouse is a headache because according to some players you don’t have enough hands.
But unfortunately, that’s the system and most will have to get used to it and if you’re in a dogfight then switch to the first-person mode in order to aim better, third-person-mode does not give you an accurate aim.
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