August 19th 2014 8:00 am PT

GTA Online San Andreas Flight School Update Now Available

Fans of flight in Grand Theft Auto V have a lot of new content to enjoy starting today, with the free release of GTA Online’s San Andreas Flight School Update. Here’s more from our friends at Rockstar Games.

Enjoy the thrill and exhilaration of being a patriotic hero with the San Andreas Flight School Update for GTA Online. This new update features a collection of new air and land vehicles, aerial solo challenges, and much more.

Grab the stick of the fast and nimble Western Besra training jet and push it to the edge of the envelope. Master absolute air superiority in 10 new solo missions that will make you comfortable in any pilot’s danger zone, including combat maneuvering, low-flying challenges, formation flying and more.

Once it’s ‘mission accomplished’ and you’re out of your heroic new Flight Suit, spend your shore leave buzzing the skies in the luxury Swift helo, or cram your entire squad into the new 16-seater Buckingham Mil-Jet for team transport in style. Hit the silk with a collection of new Chutes and Parachute Bags, and if things get a little out of control, rely on the Reserve Parachute to give you a second chance at that soft landing – or use it to get creative with your precision dives. Later, hit the streets in the shapely Invetero Coquette Classic, available in either hard-top or topless roadster variants for whatever your sea-level speed fix.

And round up your wingmen for new Races, Captures, Contact Missions, Parachute Jumps and more, including the three all-new VS Mission modes. Acquire Targets is a kill-the-carrier style mode where opponents fight in P996 Lazers to control one flag; maintain control for as long as you can to rack up points. In G-Rating, compete against other cadets as you fly to pick up 15 flags in both weapons hot and cold environments. Or try out Air Force Zero, where the defending team must protect an aircraft against an attacking team as it flies to the safe LZ.

Today’s update also introduces a host of gameplay improvements to GTA Online – these include increased payouts for harder to complete missions and GTA$ bonuses for playing missions with others. Plus, GTA$ payouts on replays are no longer reduced and all rewards are now time scaled.

Check out the SA Flight School’s informational video above and prepare yourself for the opportunity to become one of the best of the best.

Download GTA Online San Andreas Flight School Update here, and in case you missed it, Grand Theft Auto V is on sale all week.

Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 By Jeff Rubenstein

  • Matías Ferrero

    Are we going to have external storage that can exceed 32GB on the 360 anytime in the future? Our Hard Drives are full and many of us live with this problem. Thanks.

    • ImTheMetalLord

      I finally bought a second 250GB Hard Drive and guess what with 500GB in Hard Drive space and two 32GB Flash drives I’m still running out of room. I may have to break down and buy a third one.

      • evilfangs .

        Microsoft have just burned you to a crisp. All that time waiting for a bigger 360 hard drive and you finally gave up.

        • Liquidfx Xboxdude


          • evilfangs .

            Lol that burned to a crisp and deep fired connection was totally by accident too.

        • itsjustme

          They need a 500GB model for the older 360s.

          • Alex_Atkin_UK

            You can always dismantle the original HDD caddy and swap the slim drive into that – internally they are the same and I’m pretty sure the OS itself is identical so should support it.

            For example a friend who bought the HDD-less slim had my old 20GB even though that was never officially supported in the slim. I took it out for the very reason I knew sooner or later larger drives would come out for the slim I could use on my phat.

        • Professor Oak

          Cool, now I know what to get when I fill my 2nd 320 GB HDD, LOL

        • plnkfloydian

          Thanks for posting!

        • ImTheMetalLord

          Didn’t burn me. First off I paid less than half that price for my 250GB HD. Second I have the original Arcade Version (white) that I’ve had for years and one of those will not fit in my console.

          Glad to see they are offering it officially now though. That is awesome news.

          • Mike D.

            You work for Microsoft huh?

          • ImTheMetalLord

            I bought a 3rd party second 250GB HDD and I work for MS? WTF you talking about? And why would you ask that question?

            Just so I’m not avoiding the question….no I don’t work for Microsoft.

    • Steven Heuer

      Please remove the USB storage restrictions already!

    • Mike D.

      They want you to buy another Xbox 360 hard drive from them, don’t you see that?

  • ImTheMetalLord

    Thanks for another free DLC. Keep it up!!

    • Tower Mac

      Puhleeeeze……. These updates are becoming a joke now. What happened to….. Arms & Drug trafficking, Underwater world to discover, Wildlife, Heists, Story mode DLC???.
      And to top it all off we got goofballs like you saying “Thanks for another free DLC. Keep it up!!”. I’m DONE with GTA V & I’ve cancelled my pre order for next gen GTA V.
      Roll on Destiny, AC Unity, Cod AW, Far Cry 4, Forza Horizon 2, Halo Master Chief & Fifa 15. GTA who?

      • ImTheMetalLord

        Isn’t that great….we have have different likes and dislikes and we all can get what we want….except some people like you can’t do it without calling other people like me names. I’m happy you are over it and moving on to other things that you think you will enjoy better but I’m also thankful for the free DLC and can do it without calling you names.

        • Tower Mac

          “Clap clap”……I called you a goofball because you are if you are gonna congratulate R* on another infantile free update.
          I’m not going to vent anymore on R*’s MAJOR shortcomings on GTA V. The latest comments on the R* website speak for themselves and for how I feel about this piss taking company.
          You Goofball R* fanboys & R* themselves are what’s wrong with GTA ONLINE. How can you be thankful for a bunch of light weight kiddie updates? If you were a real gamer instead of a fanboy, you’d feel cheated & conned by the STRING of broken promises that were made prior to GTA ONLINE.
          Oh btw I like how you centered your whole message on my “name calling”.
          I know, the truth hurts.

          • The Anonymous Doctor

            Dude first off chill. Did you ever stop and think that maybe it takes time to make stuff like hiests. They are also working on remastering the game for next gen. GTA 4 was around for 5 years before GTA 5 came out. You have no clue what is in store for the next few years. If you feel cheated then that’s you but me on the other hand I still have tons of fun with friends. It seems pretty childish to just start making of fun of people because you’re not satisfied.

          • Pickleofwar

            Well guess what? They shouldn’t have announced heists a year ago and then start working on pointless updated that hold no good content. I believe they have finished some of the heists and some of the files actually exist.
            Also R* is a huge development team do you honestly believe they got everyone on the PC port, no excuses. People like you need to stop defending rockstar because they made a good game.

          • The Anonymous Doctor

            Its not just PC its X1 and PS4. Like I said it takes time to make hiests and other content. If you feel cheated then no problem by all means air out your grievances but when someone else likes the content please don’t say they shouldn’t like something because you don’t like it. As for me I will wait just like I waited for almost 2 years for GTA V to release since its announcement.

          • ImTheMetalLord

            WOW….went from calling me a simple funny name to really laying it on think. Oh my you hurt my feelings. NOT!!

            Again we all have our individual feelings on a game and it’s DLC. Again I’m sorry you are not satisfied. AGAIN I’m not resorting to calling you any names. Be as you are and complain but don’t complain about someone like me that don’t have issues. Everyone is different. Sorry you can’t accepts those differences and resort to calling me names to try to make your point.

            Now…GFY. I’m done putting up with your personal attacks. Tell it to someone that gives a rats a$$ about your opinion..

          • Pickleofwar

            Thank you, some one with common sense. R* are honestly worse than EA and it needs to stop.

          • The Anonymous Doctor

            Comparing R* to EA is just absolutely ludicrous.

          • Mike D.

            Yeah your right. EA at least releases complete games, Rockstar makes promises and never lives up to them.

          • The Anonymous Doctor

            EA’s BF4 had a terrible launch and SimCity as well. GTA ONLINE did have a bad launch but they fixed the issues faster than EA did with BF4. GTA 5 singleplayer was functional from day ONE. BF4 erased my saved data when I got halfway through the campaign. I also bought BF4 OME MONTH after launch. So like I said comparing R* to EA is ludicrous.

    • Pickleofwar

      Great, people like you are the reason the game isn’t getting any good content. A new bad update is out and all everyone does is praise rockstar.
      The only good thing in this update is the reserve chutes and money changes.
      If people start criticising the “DLC” then maybe R* will actually do something about it in future updates.
      R* are honestly one of the worst publishers out there.

      • Some guy

        They could also stop making free DLC since they already made their money.
        Then they make a 20$ DLC that bring everything they say they would include and make even more money while being seen as beloving gods.
        Not that I care since I learned my lesson with Grand Theft Bowling 4

  • Bob G

    Another update, another lack of Heists. Might as well come out and say that heists and everything else promised will only come to PC and current-gen consoles when released in October.


      Do you need a tissue or something?

  • Vince

    meh… their updates are always vague and small dinky little content here and there. We want a full heist online co-op.


      Well, they all have been free at least.

      • Vince

        Well, Plants vs Zombies GW is free too, but they give us new maps and game modes, along with small dinky little content like costumes and weapons

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    i wanna be Jacques Cousteau

  • Pinel G

    I went threw all 3 characters in single player and got all gold medals in flight school, this however is much much more frustrating and annoying. why bother? they need to come out with casino DLC much like the one in Test Drive. have the game cleared 100% in single player.. but why cant i bring up cheat codes in the phone like in previous games?!!. iyou’d think with all the money they made in the first week of release they would add small changes to keep people happy but no instead they take things out of the game people loved, like the APC tank, bowling. jet pack, casino. the club in GTA IV. better music.. they could do alot better with the amount of profit they made from the game. free DLC dosent make it better!. i much prefer GTA IV.

  • Peter Taylor

    Where the hell is the single player content……;(

  • heels1785

    Time to buzz the tower.

  • Brad

    I’m curious, when are you going to announce the new 500gb hard drive for 360 that I read about on IGN yesterday?

  • Ballbag Jimmy


    • evilfangs .

      Leaked rumour say’s exclusive to Wii U.

      On a serious note, I believe heists will arrive on current gen with the launch on GTA 5 before 360 and PS3 get it.

  • Mikael Soltaniha

    When that previous update came out, I bought some of the cars, drove around, got somewhat disappointed and never played it again lol.. it’s such a dead game without mods. It’s not anything Microsoft or Sony related, I’m just saying that there should’ve been some modding abilities (custom cars, plz?)

  • Some guy

    There’s no place to say this so here it goes:

    The free to play Ascend: Hand of Kul has been delisted from the 360 marketplace.
    Thanks for quality support of the 360 Microsoft, we always apreciate it.

    • Ganon255

      and nothing of value was lost

  • random2win

    This update sucks so bad look at all the off-topic comments lmfao. btw this isn’t a free DLC, this is a mandatory update you must download.