Easter Bay Airport
|Easter Bay Airport|
|Appearances||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|
|Location||San Fierro, San Andreas.|
|Hub for||Juank Air|
Easter Bay Airport is an airport in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas based in San Fierro, San Andreas.
Based on real-life San Francisco International Airport, the airport is the largest airport in the state by area. It is situated at the southeastern corner of the city, just east of Foster Valley and a major freeway, and just south of Easter Basin. From here, the player can purchase Juank Air flights to and from Los Santos International Airport and Las Venturas Airport, but no flights actually take off or land without the player instigating it. As befits a busy airport, there are numerous aircraft parked in various locations, and Baggage carts trundling about.
There are three main points of ground vehicle entry to the airport - the first is through the underground parking lot which terminates behind the control tower where the helicopters are; the others are through two direct freight ramps in the center of the airport, one leading to the runway, the other to the hangars. One note: the gates governing these points of entry are only accessible once the player has passed Flying School and is considered a pilot. Through ingenuity, the player can access the tarmac, but all aircraft are locked until pilot status is achieved, with the exception of the Maverick in the area near the hangars.
This airport, as aforementioned, is modeled after San Francisco International Airport, which is located several miles south of the city. The main landing strip of Easter Bay Airport (pictured) extends out into Easter Bay, a distinguishing feature of San Francisco International Airport, whose main tarmac extends into San Francisco Bay. The airport is situated on an artificial island connected to the mainland by a small land bridge that provides the only road access.
Events in GTA San Andreas
The airport plays a major role in two missions. During a task to retrieve a stolen van full of drugs, protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson and San Fierro Rifa leader "T-Bone" Mendez track Loco Syndicate leader de mysterio Michael "Mike" Toreno to the airport. Carl destroys it, and heads back to the pleasure domes in Battery Point. At another point, while trying to help his new affiliates, Carl picks up a package from a Manana inside the parking lot of the airport for Ran Fa "Farlie" Li, leader of the Red Gecko Tong and Carl's friend Wu Zi "Woozie" Mu's boss, and has to take it back to a garage in Esplanade North, all while constantly being confronted by the Da Nang Boys, fierce rivals of the San Fierro Triads.
- In the beta version of the game, Easter Bay Airport's landing area was smaller.
- Oddly, in the booklet guide, it is not named Easter Bay Airport, but San Fierro Airport instead. However, in real life, it is not unusual for airports to be known by different names.
- One unique stunt jump starting in Red County requires Carl to jump across and onto the airport property. Completing this jump before San Fierro is unlocked for exploration triggers a 4-star wanted level.
- Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher: Between the large cylindrical storage tanks just south of the northeastern-most hangars
- Maverick: To the immediate northeast of the southern-most hangars - Always unlocked regardless of the player's progress in Flight School.
- Leviathan: To the immediate north of the eastern-most hangars; to the southeast of the control tower
- Raindance: Adjacent to the Leviathan - immediately southeast of the control tower
- Dodo (2): One in each of the pair of hangars on the south side of the airport, closest to the terminal
- Rustler: Inside the eastern-most of the pair of hangars on the south side of the airport, closest to the terminal
- Nevada (2): One is directly east of the south end of the terminal; north of the Maverick, the other is located to the west of the Leviathan. The former is sometimes colored blue.
- Shamal (3): Two immediately adjacent to the south end of the terminal. One outside the southern-most of the pair of hangars at the northeast end of the airport
- Beagle: Northwest end of the airport, at the end of the main landing strip
- Super GT: Parked next to the control tower at the north end of the airport. (ocassionally locked)
- Blista Compact (only when wanted for export): Parked next to the small building at the extreme southwestern corner of the airport
- NRG-500: Between the two eastern-most hangars among the group of buildings at the very south end of the airport
- Utility Van (3): All three parked on the east side of the terminal
- Baggage (3): Two parked on the east side of the terminal. One parked near the Maverick and NRG-500 at the southeastern corner of the airport
- Coastguard (10): One moored at each of the wooden slips situated around the exterior of the airport
- Body Armor
- Camera: In the grass at the southwestern corner of the street intersection closest to the airport
- Three snapshots
- For the first one, photograph the decoration billboard at the entryway. (pictured)
- Another one is to photograph the antenna on top of the control tower towards the runway
- For the last one, photograph the large tanks, next to the Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher.
- Two Unique stunt jumps
Overview of the airport towards the northeast, from atop the Easter Tunnel, GTA San Andreas.
The airport's distinctive entrance, GTA San Andreas (Rear view).
|Neighborhoods, districts and areas in San Fierro, San Andreas|
|Avispa Country Club • Battery Point • Calton Heights • Chinatown • City Hall • Doherty • Downtown • Easter Basin • Easter Bay Airport • Esplanade East • Esplanade North • Financial • Foster Valley • Garcia • Hashbury • Juniper Hill • Juniper Hollow • King's • Missionary Hill • Ocean Flats • Palisades • Paradiso • Queens • Santa Flora|