GTA Vice City helicopter locations and helicopter controls explained

Helicopters in GTA Vice City are one of the best ways to explore the city.

The game has a wide range of vehicles that you can steal, drive and possibly crash. From tiny motorcycles to roaring sports cars and even military tanks, the fun never stops as you get creative to cause endless chaos on your way through Vice City.

But it is the helicopter that is the most useful and impressive, as it allows you to fully explore without worrying about traffic jams or bodies of water.

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If you are looking for more explanations, we have pages on Vice City properties, how to open closed bridges in Vice City and GTA Vice City cheats.


GTA Vice City Definitive Edition and comparison of the original game

GTA Vice City Helicopter Locations: Where can you find helicopters in GTA Vice City?

There are 12 possible variants of helicopters that you can pilot in GTA Vice City. To unlock them and have them appear on the map, including the previously empty Eastern Helicopter locations in Ocean Beach, Vice Point, and Prawn Island, you must first advance the story and open all of Vice City’s bridges by completing story mission 13, ‘Phnom’. Penh ’86’.

Of course, you can get to the other island early if you want to fully explore the Vice City map and pilot a helicopter early. Additionally, the PS2 original’s cheats to spawn a helicopter don’t work in later PC or console re-releases, so you’ll have to find them yourself.

GTA Vice City helicopter map.

Helicopters are parked at various helipads across the map, sometimes housing more than one vehicle at a time. The list of helicopters that you can find in Vice City is the following:

Sparrow #1 – Vice City Mainland Police Station:

Sparrow #2 – Little Haiti:

Sparrow #3 – Vicepoint:

Sparrow #4 – Ocean Beach:

Sea Sparrow – Finca Vercetti:

Appache #1 – Fort Baxter Air Force Base:

Appache #2 – Ocean Beach:

Maverick #1 – Vercetti Estate:

Maverick #2 – Center:

Police Maverick – Vice City Mainland Police Station:

VCN Maverick – Center:

Skimmer – Prawn Island:

GTA Vice City Helicopter flight controls in original releases

When boarding a Helicopter, a few seconds will pass with the vehicle moving. Once ready, the main controls of the Helicopter vehicles are as follows:

  • Pressing Up/W on PC, or B on an Xbox controller, will cause the helicopter to ascend.
  • Pressing Down/S/, or X on an Xbox controller, will cause the helicopter to descend. Hold it down when landing so the vehicle doesn’t bounce before exiting.
  • Pressing Num 9/Num 6 on PC or the left analog stick (Xbox controller) will make the helicopter’s nose go up or down.
  • Pressing A/D on PC or the left analog stick (Xbox controller) will make it turn left or right.
  • Pressing Num 2/E on PC or RB on an Xbox controller will spin the helicopter clockwise.
  • Pressing Num 1/Q on PC or LB on an Xbox controller will spin the helicopter counterclockwise.

Meanwhile, the helicopter’s blades can be used as a lethal weapon should you need them, and if you’re piloting a helicopter carrying a bomb, you just need to get close to it and it will grab it. To release the bomb press Num 0 or the left mouse button.

GTA Vice City helicopter flight controls in the Definitive Edition

When boarding a Helicopter, a few seconds will pass with the vehicle moving. Once ready, the main controls of the Helicopter vehicles are as follows:

  • Pressing the left mouse/RT button (Xbox controller) will cause the helicopter to ascend.
  • Pressing the right mouse/LT button (Xbox controller) will cause the helicopter to descend. Hold it down when landing so the vehicle doesn’t bounce before exiting.
  • Pressing W/S/Left Analog Stick (Xbox Controller) will raise or lower the helicopter’s nose.
  • Pressing A/D/Left Analog Stick (Xbox Controller) will cause it to rotate left or right.
  • Moving the mouse/pressing RB (Xbox controller) will make the helicopter rotate clockwise.
  • Moving the mouse/pressing LB (Xbox controller) will make the helicopter rotate counterclockwise.

As a general tip, the Helicopter blades can be used as a lethal weapon if you need them, and if you are piloting a Helicopter that is carrying a bomb, you only need to get close to it and it will grab it and press Num 0. to launch the bomb.

Likewise, if the helicopter in question has primary or secondary weapons, you can press E or Q respectively.

Depending on the locations, you will find helicopters available in the same locations as in the original games, and those found in Vice City Beach will only be accessible after unlocking Vice City Mainland.

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