The Maverick is the most common helicopter on both Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and San Andreas. It has been on GTA since Grand Theft Auto III, although it was not drivable in that game and was only used by police and on one mission by enemies. It was not accessible by any means in that game as it was considered a static object with constantly rotating blades. The windows were also non-transparent for this reason.
In Vice City, it is a fully accessible vehicle, and is available in quite a few places. It can fit 4 people including the pilot. It has a moderate maximum speed, can survive some damage, and it is the only helicopter on Vice City that is available in a variety of colours.
In San Andreas the Maverick is basically the same helicopter with new handling, and a new sound. One can be found parked in San Fierro International Airport at the corner-part. As on Vice City there is also a news helicopter, that can be seen flying along with the Police Maverick once the player reaches a 4-star wanted level. one can be found on the helipad outside the San Fierro Police Station and sometimes on the helipad near the Boat School. It can also be found on the north end of the strip on a helipad on top of a parking building and also on top of San Fierro Hospital.
There is also a Maverick on Liberty City Stories that was not intended to be flown by the player. It can be obtained using a button cheat and skill on one mission. It handles and sounds the exactly the same way as on Vice City.
The Maverick is based on the Bell 206B.