Helicopter Location in GTA 5 and GTA Online

Here's how to find a helicopter in GTA 5 and GTA Online without using any cheats.

Online, you can call Merryweather found in your contacts list for a helicopter pickup that costs $1000. And you can shoot out the pilot to take it as well.

Eventually you can also call Lester to locate a helicopter for $700.)  (Note: As of the latest update, you can't call Lester or Merryweather during some missions.)

Here is the location of where helicopters spawn in both story mode and online: (click the image below for the full map)

If there are no helicopters at the below helipads, move your camera around, and move away from the area then come back, one should land eventually and you can take it.

GTA 5 and Online Helicopter Location Map

Online, you can find helicopters and planes at these locations, rank required included:

GTA Online Helicopters and Airplanes Locations

Update: With the latest GTA 5 1.0.7 update, helicopter spawns are a lot more generous.

The cargobob seems to spawn in a lot more places and for higher levels in GTA Online as well! Please post a comment below and let us know if any of the above locations or ranks required need tweaking.

 Also check out this airport aircraft locations map:

GTA 5 Airport Aircraft Locations

Note: Don't forget to set point of interest markers on these locations.

Story mode heli spawn:

Note: If the helicopter hasn't spawned, you can try going down to the street and go back up to see if it has.

Step 1: Go to this location on the map: (Don't forget to mark it as a Point of Interest)

Step 2: Climb the ladder to the top, and then walk up the path on the left all the way to the roof.

Step 3: Enjoy your brand new Helicopter! (Note: Once again, if it's not there, try going back down to the street and then coming back to see if it has spawned.)

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