The airport races can be started at Las Venturas Airport and work a little differently than the other races. These are checkpoint challenges rather than pure races, meaning there are no other competitors and no time limit. That means you can take your time and don't have to rush, which is helpful when a crash in one of the planes/copters means you will likely die.
WORLD WAR ACES
- LENGTH - 4.24 miles
- VEHICLE - Rustler
Make sure to retract the landing gear with R3 after taking off to get some better handling with the Rustler. Some checkpoints are close to trees, so if you find yourself getting a bit close, roll the plane left or right so that the wings are vertical. After that, level yourself off again and continue on again. One last thing to remember is to not bank too hard, since the plane can become a bit hard to control.
- LENGTH - 7.64 miles
- VEHICLE - Stuntplane
This is one of the hardest races, simply due to the fact that the Stuntplane's controls are very responsive. That means that you shouldn't move the plane more than you need to, as you will likely lose control of it an crash. Since there is no time limit, take your time and don't rush things.
- LENGTH - 10.80 miles
- VEHICLE - Hydra
There are two ways of doing this course. You can fly the Hydra like a helicopter, although it can take a long time to finish the course or you can fly the Hydra like normal. If you feel the jet is going too fast, then go towards hover mode and if you feel you're going too slow, then gravitate towards the jet mode. Make sure to not get in the vicinity of Area 69, since 5 stars will make it much more difficult.
- LENGTH - 3.05 miles
- VEHICLE - Maverick
The Maverick is easiest chopper to control in the game. Remember to take as long as possible and pace yourself through this course.
WHIRLY BIRD WAYPOINT
- LENGTH - 2.73 miles
- VEHICLE - Maverick
Once again, take your time and you shouldn't have too much trouble in this course. Watch out for the checkpoints under the bridges. The checkpoints are in harder locations than the previous one, but patience is the best course.
- LENGTH - 3.08 miles
- VEHICLE - Hunter
While the Maverick is the easiest chopper to control, the Hunter is the most durable. Remember to take your time and slowly work through the checkpoints. Two of the checkpoints are under freeway overpasses, so slowly go through these. It seemed like I was crashing the Hunter into a lot of objects and not one bit of white smoke at all.