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Grand Theft Auto Online San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend Starts Friday, August 22

August 20, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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To commemorate the release of the San Andreas Flight School update (found in patch 1.16) for Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar will be holding the San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend from August 22 – 24.

Offering up double GTA$ and RP, an exclusive Parachute Pack unlock, lots of discounts, and more, here’s everything you can expect this weekend in Grand Theft Auto Online:

High Flyer Parachute Pack

  • This weekend only, you can pick up the exclusive ‘High Flyer’ Parachute Pack seen in the flyer above, for the skydiver who truly enjoys getting lifted. All you have to do is complete the “San Andreas Flight School Event” Playlist and then head to Ammu-Nation. The High Life Parachute Bag will be available free of charge and, once purchased, you can equip if from your Inventory in the Interaction Menu.

Get Double RP & Double GTA$ in San Andreas Flight School Event Playlist

  • As well as the Parachute Pack, you and your wingmen will get double GTA$ and double RP in every Job in the Event Weekend Playlist, win or lose. To get involved, hit the Event button prompt on the GTAV boot screens, or find the Event Weekend Playlist in the Playlists section of the Pause menus, under Rockstar Created.

Double GTA$ for Air Races and Parachute Jumps All Weekend

  • Time to put those aviation skills that you honed at the San Andreas Flight School to test in the field and earn double GTA$ in all Air Races and Parachute Jumps. That includes a batch of new Rockstar-Created Jobs published this week specifically for the new aircraft in the San Andreas Flight School Update, plus new Parachute Jumps designed to make use of the new reserve ‘chute.

Double RP for Flying Under Bridges During Air Races

  • Nothing tightens the pucker factor like flying low under one of the many bridges in the San Andreas area. All weekend, such flat-hatting while playing Air Races will get you Double RP. Or it will leave you too dead to worry about the consequences.

Exclusive Discount on Select Luxury Properties and on Aviation Services

  • Let’s face it: you’ve not earned your wings only to then have to spend your leisure time slumming at sea level with everyone else. So all weekend, get a 25% discount on the high rise Del Perro Heights Apts 7 & 20 and 0120 Murrieta Heights Properties. Each includes a 10 car garage to store all of your exotic rides befitting a true flyboy, including the brand new Invetero Coquette Classic.
  • Plus, in a rare act of philanthropy, Lester is willing to locate planes and choppers for you all weekend, free of charge. Just give him a call, select ‘Locate a Plane’ and ‘Locate a Helicopter’ and ask no questions about ulterior motives. Prefer your choppers manned and delivered? Get half price Helicopter Pickups all weekend courtesy of Merryweather.

Double RP for Kills and Bonus GTA$ in Gang Attacks at Airports & Hangars

  • Gangs have assembled around San Andreas International Airport Hangar, and the Sandy Shores and Grapeseed Airfields. These special Gang Attacks will yield 2X RP and bonus GTA$ all weekend, so get over there and defend America’s right to fatuous air travel.

Event Crate Drops

  • Your dogfight victims won’t be the only things falling from the sky this weekend: look out for special Crate Drops containing extra GTA$, RP bonuses, Miniguns, RPGs and Sticky Bombs between now and Sunday night.

There will also be a Snapmatic Contest, where five winners (log in to Social Club and tag your shots #FLIGHTSCHOOL between now and the end of Sunday to enter your best pictures) will each win GTA$1M and a MILEHIGH vanity license plate for their in-game vehicles, plus they’ll be featured right here on the Newswire. Head over here for rules and eligibility.

In addition, a Flight School Creator Competition will be held, where the 5 best user-created Air Races will be verified (tag them with #FLIGHTSCHOOL between now and the end of Sunday to enter), with the creators earning GTA$1M and an exclusive AVIATOR license plate. See full rules and eligibility details.

Finally, head over here to enter for a chance to win a T-shirt Prize Pack.

Will you be playing Grand Theft Auto Online this weekend?

[Source: Rockstar]