Air Ambulance

An Air Ambulance in GTA Vice City Stories.
An Air Ambulance in GTA V.

The Air Ambulance is an emergency helicopter in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto V.


GTA Vice City Stories

The Air Ambulance shares the same helicopter design as the Armadillo (barring a different livery), thus being based on the Bell 412. Like the Armadillo, the Air Ambulance is a relatively large helicopter that nevertheless possesses relatively good speed, with moderately steep pitches that help increase its acceleration at the expense of losing altitude faster.

The Air Ambulance can be used to activate Air Rescue side missions, the airborne equivalent of the Ambulance's Paramedic side mission. Completion of the side mission will boost the player's maximum health.


The Air Ambulance returns in GTA V. It is simply a reskin of the Police Maverick (based on the Eurocopter AS350B), with a red-and-white livery. Due to an error in the GXT file, the Air Ambulance is listed as a Police Maverick and is referred to by that name when entered.


GTA Vice City Stories
  • Both sides of the Air Ambulance's nose bear cursively written text that reads "Spinning Jonny."
  • "VCS - 911" is also written on both sides of the helicopter at the turbine engines. 911 is clearly referring to the main emergency number in the United States, but the "VCS" abbreviation, whether coincidental or not, is also a short form for GTA Vice City Stories' title.


GTA Vice City Stories
GTA Online

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