The Pilot School is unlocked through the course of the main story and is actually required to finish as part of the story. It is located at the abandoned airstrip in Verdant Meadows, Las Venturas. The vehicles unlocked all spawn at the airstrip.
- Bronze or better - Rustler
- Silver or better - Stuntplane
- Gold - Hunter
You need to takeoff and fly through three coronas to finish this course. Pull up on the left analog stick at around 5 seconds, then slowly climb up until you are level with the first corona. You should reach it at around 19 seconds if you want gold. After that, hold down on the left stick to gain a bit of speed as you're going to the second corona, then climb to the third one. You need to finish it in 30 seconds or less to get a gold.
Press R3 to put out your landing gear and go through the first corona. Line yourself up with the red marker on the runway, making sure to hold Square to slow down. You must land perfectly in the marker, making sure to be parallel to the runway, and do it in 25 or less seconds to get gold. If you're not parallel, use L2 or R2 to taxi the plane into position.
You need to take off and circle the airstrip, passing through the coronas positioned throughout. Take off at around 5-6 seconds and line yourself up with the initial corona, then take the turns slowly to pass through each corona. Try not to bank too hard to the right or left as you're circling around the airstrip. You need to complete it within 60 seconds to get gold. You should pass through the first corona in about 19 seconds if you want gold.
CLEAR AIRSTRIP & LAND
Follow the steps above for circling the airstrip. After that, line up parallel with the runway, then land the plane in the marked area. You must complete this within 1:20 to get a gold.
Follow the directions onscreen until they tell you to turn around 180. Facing the opposite direction from when you took off, simply hold forward a bit to go through the corona. You should be moving forward right after they tell you to turn around. Following this will guarantee the gold (within 50 seconds normally).
Hold forward slightly and head towards the red marker on the runway. Try to lower yourself a bit as you're approaching the marker, then press L3 to level the chopper and land in the red marker. Do it within 30 seconds, with no damage, to get the gold.
Go into first person mode to make this mission easier, since it places a square in the middle which helps with targeting. Make sure to keep L1 pressed, since you can't run out of ammo. Make sure to fire missiles like mad to destroy each truck on one pass, then turn around and head for the moving vehicles. After you destroy them, you'll need to land in the marker on the runway. You must finish within 1:20 to get a gold.
Follow the instructions onscreen, but be sure not to make too many sudden movements with the controller since the Stuntplane is quite sensitive. Press down on the stick when prompted and fly through the second corona. You need to finish within 21 seconds to get gold.
I have found that doing this in first person is much easier. Go through the first corona and immediately press left/right on the stick to do a barrel roll and fly through the second corona to finish. You must finish within 25 seconds to get a gold.
PARACHUTE ONTO TARGET
Hold forward on the analog stick until you get past the set of clouds, then press Circle to open the chute. Hold back to slow down your descent and let it go when you need to go down faster. You must land in the center of the circle on the ground within 60 seconds to get the gold.