Learning to Fly

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Learning to fly

Carl Johnson on the phone to Mike Toreno
Game GTA San Andreas
For Mike Toreno
Location Verdant Meadows
Unlocks N.O.E. and Fender Ketchup
Unlocked by Verdant Meadows (mission)

Learning to Fly is the first mission in the Verdant Meadows airstrip giving to Carl Johnson by Mike Toreno.


After purchasing the airstrip, enter the building next to the safehouse. After you step into the marker, a cutscene shows Mike Toreno phoning CJ, telling him to learn to fly in order to free Sweet.


First Mike Toreno tells Carl to go buy the Airstrip in Verdant Meadows. After CJ buys the property, flight school will be available. If he scores 70% or better on a test, it makes another one available. He needs to get at least 70% for all of them for 100% completion of the game. It also makes CJ a licensed pilot, with access to the airports, if he wasn't one before.


There are 10 tests that need to be completed. For a detailed walkthrough of the tests, see Pilot School#Lessons.


  • If you didn't learn to fly, Mike Toreno will (hilariously) convince you to learn to fly.


After you complete the test, you will unlock a Rustler, for finishing all the tests with bronze or above, a Stunt Plane, for all silver and a Hunter for all gold. Also, the missions N.O.E. and Fender Ketchup are unlocked, with the latter triggered by a phone call from Wu Zi Mu. In addition, all Las Venturas Safehouses and airplanes are now available.

Video walkthroughs

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