[Top 10] GTA Online Best Helicopters That Are Powerful

Best Helicopters That Are Powerful in GTA Online
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You don’t always need a jet to fly around

Along with the vast variety of cars and jets available in GTA Online, there are also a respectable number of helicopters that you can buy in the game. Not only do the in-game helicopters differ in features, but they also have practical advantages based on the situation you’re struggling to resolve.  

In GTA Online, it’s not always viable to fly around in jets for getting across the map. Sometimes, you need a flying machine that’ll allow you to take off and land based on your needs and pack offensive and defensive abilities that’ll aid you in surviving unwanted firefights. That’s why helicopters are important to own in the game.

This article adverts the best helicopters in GTA Online that you should consider buying, as they’ll make your in-game experience all the more enjoyable.


10. Buckingham Volatus

The Volatus

Volatus review

Price: GTA$ 2,295,000

You can pull off the ultimate flex on the poor residents of Los Santos by flying above them in the missile-infested skies of the city with pride and sipping a glass of champagne along with your accomplices. That’s what the Volatus is all about.  

It’s a great helicopter because:

  • It’s quite fast and handles smoothly.
  • It’s got a classy and lavish design.
  • You can spawn it immediately next to you while registered as a CEO.

Volatus stats:

  • Speed: 85.00
  • Acceleration: 87.00
  • Handling: 70.00
  • Overall: 80.67

Buckingham Volatus full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Volatus


9. Sea Sparrow

The Sea Sparrow

Sea Sparrow review

Price: GTA$ 1,815,000

Sometimes when you need to go fishing, you really need something that’ll let you fly deep into the ocean and camp out in the middle of nowhere to catch fish. Well, if you ever feel like doing that, for whatever weird reason, the Sea Sparrow would be a great option for you.

It’s a great helicopter because: 

  • It can land on water.
  • It can be equipped with either a Machine Gun or Missiles, with the latter being the preferred option.
  • It’s fast and agile.

Sea Sparrow stats:

  • Speed: 82.00
  • Acceleration: 83.33
  • Handling: 69.00
  • Overall: 78.11 

Sea Sparrow full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Sea_Sparrow


8. Buckingham Conada

The Conada

Conada review

Standard Price: GTA$ 2,450,000

Trade Price: GTA$ 1,837,500 (By completing the mission “Cleanup” for Agent ULP)

The Conada is a pretty standard helicopter, both in terms of looks and practicality. But what’s different about it is its tremendous speed. The Conada is the best-performing helicopter in the game, and that’s what allows it to make it on this list.

It’s a great helicopter because: 

  • It has the fastest top speed of all the helicopters in the game.
  • It has a sleek design.
  • It’s pretty easy to maneuver. 

Conada stats: 

  • Speed: 100.00
  • Acceleration: 100.00
  • Handling: 100.00
  • Overall: 100.00

Buckingham Conada full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Conada


7. Havok

The Havok

Havok review

Standard Price: GTA$ 2,300,900

Trade Price: GTA$ 1,730,000 (By completing 12 Air Freight Cargo source missions)

Size doesn’t always matter, and that’s why you shouldn’t be insecure about getting yourself a compact helicopter. Why is that you ask? The Havok is the perfect pocket-sized helicopter for maneuvering around the city’s skyscrapers and reaching your destination quickly. 

It’s a great helicopter because: 

  • It’s the most agile helicopter in the game.
  • It can be fitted with a Machine Gun and countermeasures.
  • It can be spawned instantly next to you while registered as a CEO.

Havok stats:

  • Speed: 83.33
  • Acceleration: 86.67
  • Handling: 71.00
  • Overall: 80.33

Nagasaki Havok full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Havok


6. Western Company Cargobob

The Cargobob

Cargobob review

Military variant price: GTA$ 1,790,000

Jetsam variant price: GTA$ 1,995,000

Its bulky and lousy-looking design sure doesn’t make it an attractive option for making money and using the Cargobob to travel around is definitely not the fastest or preferred way. But what it lacks in speed, it more than makes up in sheer practicability. 

The flagship feature of the Cargobob is its hook attached underneath. With it, you can basically lift any ground vehicle and transport it across the map.

It’s a great helicopter because:

  • Its hook makes it very useful for delivering Import/Export vehicles, which is a good way for earning money.
  • It can carry 10 people on board.
  • It can sustain considerable bumps. 

Cargobob stats:

  • Speed: 61.00
  • Acceleration: 66.67
  • Handling: 45.00
  • Overall: 57.56

Western Company Cargobob full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Cargobob


5. Nagasaki Buzzard Attack Chopper

The Buzzard Attack Chopper

The Buzzard Attack Chopper review

Price: GTA$ 1,750,000

If you’re a beginner looking to purchase the first flying vehicle that will aid you in grinding and ranking up quickly, then you should consider getting yourself a Buzzard without even thinking twice. 

It’s a great helicopter because:

  • It has a relatively affordable price tag.
  • The ability to call in the Buzzard practically anywhere, while registered as a CEO, makes earning money way much easier than having to take the road to travel.
  • The fast & agile handling coupled with the armaments on the Buzzard are sufficient for you to get yourself out of hairy situations. 
  • You can carry 3 of your mates on board as well.

Buzzard Attack Chopper stats:

  • Speed: 83.00
  • Acceleration: 87.00
  • Handling: 71.00
  • Overall: 80.33

Nagasaki Buzzard Attack Chopper full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Buzzard_Attack_Chopper


4. Savage

The Savage

Savage review

Standard Price: GTA$ 2,593,500

Trade Price: GTA$ 1,950,000 (By completing the Convoy setup mission for the Pacific Standard Heist)

The Savage is a horrifying Russian war machine that’ll give your enemies shivers down their spine once they see you approaching from the horizon to cause a massacre on the ground. 

It’s a great helicopter because:

  • It’s got commendable armaments on board. As a pilot, you can use its cannons and missiles. Your co-pilot has access to missiles too.
  • It can take a hit from a single RPG, and Homing Missile. 
  • It has a seating capacity of 4 people.

Savage stats:

  • Speed: 93.00
  • Acceleration: 73.00
  • Handling: 56.67
  • Overall: 74.22

Savage full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Savage


3. Buckingham Akula

The Akula

Akula review

Standard Price: GTA$ 3,704,050

Trade Price: GTA$ 2,785,000 (By completing the Server Farm Setup mission in the Doomsday Heist as the heist leader)

The intimidating looks of the Akula are a good representation of the helicopter’s lethal potential. The Akula is also perfect for sneaking up on your targets, as it’s a stealth helicopter. With the click of a button, the Akula’s weapons get folded in, and you can start roaming around without showing up on the map. 

The Akula packs a good arsenal of weapons. It has a Minigun by default that can be swapped for a Dual Minigun, which is also operable by the co-pilot. In addition, you can equip either Homing or Barrage Missiles and a bombing bay. 

It’s a great helicopter because of:

  • Its agility and fast speed.
  • Its ability to go into stealth mode.
  • Its capacity to carry 4 people on board.
  • Its resilience to 2 RPG and Homing Launcher shots. 

Akula stats:

  • Speed: 76.75
  • Acceleration: 100.00
  • Handling: 100.00
  • Overall: 92.25

Buckingham Akula full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Akula


2. FH-1 Hunter

The Hunter

Hunter review

Standard Price: GTA$ 4,123,000

Trade Price: GTA$ 3,100,000 (By completing 42 Air Freight Cargo source missions)

The FH-1 Hunter is a must-have aircraft in your hangar, as its offensive and defensive strength make it the deadliest helicopter in GTA Online. With its design reminiscent of American attack helicopters from the ‘80s, the Hunter screams patriotism once it starts flying. 

The Hunter boasts a vast array of weaponry. By default, it’s equipped with a Machine Gun that can be swapped for a powerful Cannon. Note that the co-pilot can also use the Machine Gun/Cannon. Unlike the Akula, it can be equipped with both Homing and Barrage missiles at the same time. Moreover, there’s also room for a bombing bay and standard countermeasures.

It's a great helicopter because:

  • It’s incredibly fast and easy to maneuver.
  • Its armor can withstand 5 RPGs and 2 Homing Launcher missiles.
  • You can wreak havoc once you get a competent co-pilot.

FH-1 Hunter stats:

  • Speed: 85.00
  • Acceleration: 87.50
  • Handling: 70.00
  • Overall: 80.83

FH-1 Hunter full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Hunter


1. Sparrow

The Sparrow

Sparrow review

Price: GTA$ 1,815,000

Hands down, the most lucrative way of earning money in GTA Online is by repeatedly running the Cayo Perico heist, and we all know how much traveling is required for it. The vehicle that’s arguably the backbone of doing that is the Sparrow. A light, fast, and agile helicopter that is the best in its class in terms of practicability. 

A caveat for getting the Sparrow is that it’s a moon pool vehicle for the Kosatka submarine, meaning you need to purchase the Kosatka first in order to use the Sparrow. 

Regardless, doing all the above is undoubtedly worthwhile because: 

  • Once you purchase the Sparrow, you can spawn it immediately next to you from the interaction menu without the need to be registered as a CEO. 
  • The Sparrow’s compact size and responsive controls make it one of the fastest and most agile helicopters in the game. Even better than the Buzzard. 
  • The ability to be stored inside the Kosatka makes the Sparrow powerful in terms of escaping enemies and finding shelter out in the sea.
  • The extent to which the Sparrow aids in making money off the Cayo Perico Heist makes it a truly powerful purchase. 

Sparrow stats: 

  • Speed: 100.00
  • Acceleration: 100.00
  • Handling: 100.00
  • Overall: 100.00

Sparrow full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Sparrow


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