Verdant Meadows (mission)

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Verdant Meadows
Mike Toreno instructing Carl Johnson to purchase the Verdant Meadows airstrip

Mike Toreno instructing Carl Johnson to purchase the Verdant Meadows airstrip
Game GTA San Andreas
For Mike Toreno
Location Tierra Robada, Bone County
Reward the Verdant Meadows save point and Verdant Meadows airfield.
Unlocks Learning to Fly
Unlocked by Interdiction

Verdant Meadows is a "breather" mission given to protagonist Carl Johnson by Mike Toreno to purchase an abandoned airfield in Carl's name.

Mission Brief

Toreno says he used Sweet as an excuse to get you to do jobs for him. They aren't releasing him yet, but they are looking after him. Toreno needs Sweet alive as much as you do - apparently. After that last bit of work, there's a price on your head. Toreno needs you to start doing some real work.


Go to the abandoned airstrip in Verdant Meadows and buy it. It will cost you $80,000. If you don't have this amount of money, go out and earn it. Once you have purchased the property, go into the office where you will see a red marker. Walk into it, and you'll receive a phone call from Toreno. You will now enter Flight School since you are going to have to learn to fly. Toreno has set out a series of tests for you. Access these tests via the television in front of you. You must prove that you know how to fly, if you are to continue working towards your brother's freedom. You must obtain a score of 70% or above to pass each test. For each test you pass, your flying skill is upgraded (that is, if you haven't already got 100% flying skill). Walk into the red marker to begin.


(Toreno is sat in his house reading a book. CJ enters.)

Toreno: It's amazing!

CJ: What's up now, Toreno?

Toreno: This history. It's all lies. It says Hitler killed himself and that we nuked Japan. And people believe this shit. Jesus. Well, if it makes them sleep better at night, I guess.

CJ: Hey man, what did you want? Is you gonna free my brother?

Toreno: No. Not now. And here's a little newsflash - I said that to get you to do something for me.

CJ: Man, you real fucked up.

Toreno: But the shocker is, we are gonna look after him. Because I need him alive as much as you do.

CJ: Oh, thanks.

Toreno: You know, after what you've done for me, it's like you're a pro now. I got double agents in Panama who want to put a price on your head. A Russian spy - a little, fat, Boris looking guy - he's asking for clearance to interrogate you, Russian style. Callipers on the genitals. Feels good, you'd like it.

CJ: That ain't nothing cool, man! Just leave me alone. You're bad news!

Toreno: Don't worry about it. The Russians got bigger things to worry about than your genitals, believe me. The whole country went to shit. We tried hard to put a lid on it, but that idiot Gorbachev, with the little strawberry on his forehead, he gave away the crown jewels. Still, they got their, you know, boy in the White House. That was nice...

CJ: So? What you want me to do?

Toreno: Listen, I need you to buy some property, OK. Shouldn't cost that much. You offer them a dollar. If they give you a hard time, kill them. I'm going to need you to start doing some real wet work here for me soon, OK? Enough of this little girl bullshit. Now get out of here.

(Between missions.)

(CJ is at the airfield. His phone rings.)

Toreno: Hey, Carl! So what do you think of our new base of operations?

CJ: It's missing something. Maybe a tennis court and a pool would help motivate me better.

Toreno: Very nice, Carl, very cute. Now listen, you're going to have to learn how to fly.

CJ: No I ain't.

Toreno: Yes, actually, you are. I've set out a series of tests for you. You can access them on that TV. You're going to have to prove to me you can fly if you're going to continue working towards your brother's freedom.

CJ: Shit. Whatever, man...

Toreno: Very nice.


  • This is the only mission, along with Jizzy, in which the player can save the game or do other missions during a mission.


The reward for this mission is increased Respect.


Video Walkthrough

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