Parachuting in Grand Theft Auto V is a lot of fun. If you want to get some use out of your parachuting skills, you should consider participating in the associated challenges scattered throughout the map.
There are 13 different parachuting locations in GTA 5, ranging from mountaintops, building rooftops, and helicopter jumps. The objective of the challenges is to make a successful parachuting jump and land at the designated target zone. Doing so will reward you with money for every challenge.
There are also challenges that will have floating checkpoints which you will have to pass through, giving bonus for every successful pass.
In order to participate in Parachuting challenges, you will first need to complete Dom’s first mission, “Risk Assessment”. All three characters can participate in parachuting challenges.
The following are the various parachuting challenges available in GTA 5:
This challenge is located in La Puerta, southwest Los Santos. You will be jumping off a chopper and attempting to land on a boat. The helicopter is parked in a parking lot between a hotel pool and harbor docks.
The boat you need to land on will start moving immediately once you jump of the chopper. Sky dive to around 700 feet and then pull your chute, after which you should slowly navigate and align yourself to the boat.
Once done, activate precision landing at 400 feet by pressing RB and LB (Xbox 360) or L2 and R2 (PS3). This will slow your descent and allow for precision controlling.
Aim for the Fairway
This challenge is located in Rockford Hills, in north Los Santos. You will find the parachute on the sidewalk next to a vehicle barrier at a multi-story building. Once you start the mission, you need to jump off the rooftop and land on the designated location.
The altitude is pretty low, and you will be pulling the chute pretty quickly, so you should first identify the landing location. The target is a corner of the golf club. It’s pretty easy to navigate to it, but just make sure you don’t end up in the nearby trees. Also make sure you avoid the fence to the right. Use precision mode to get yourself some control, and make the landing.
Carving the Mountain
This parachute challenge is located in the Raton Canyon, Blaine County. You can find the helicopter on a hilltop. This is a checkpoint based parachute challenge, meaning you will have to steer yourself while sky diving and parachuting to pass through floating rings.
The first one requires no steering, and you can pull the chute fairly early on to get some control. After the first checkpoint, the second one is located to the right. The third is to the right of the second checkpoint. You can lose altitude by dipping towards the ground. The rest of the checkpoints are also at different altitudes, and you can easily navigate through them.
The final three checkpoints are close to the mountainside, so it’s best to use precision mode here. The landing zone is on a dirt road, so maintain the precision mode to land on it. You will get a bonus of $100 for tagging all the checkpoints, and can earn up to $510 from this challenge.
This challenge is also located in the Blaine County, Raton Canyons, but instead of a chopper you will be jumping off a cliff. The starting point is located on top of a mountain. It can be identified by the stationed bike and parachute on the apex.
This challenge is another checkpoint jump, and the first one is dangerously close to the top side of the mountain. Have a look and identify the location of the first checkpoint, and then perform a jump. Immediately pull the cord and go through the first checkpoint. The second checkpoint is located to the right.
The landing zone is in the middle of a dirt road. Use precision landing to get yourself right in the middle.
Razor Rock Dive
This is the third parachute challenge in the Blaine County, Raton Canyons. This one is located on lowly hanging mountain top. Look off the edge to find the first checkpoint. Make a jump for it and immediately pull the cord before going through the first checkpoint. Then, pass through the second and third checkpoints to the left while in precision landing mode.
The landing zone is located near the end of a small wooden bridge. You can make up to $390 from this short challenge.
This challenge is located in Paleto Boulevard, Raton Canyon. You will be jumping from a helicopter in this one. Locate a chopper parked on a low mountain ledge. Enter the helicopter to start the challenge.
The helicopter will take you high above the canyon. You will be making a jump and landing on a mobile train that passes on the railway track bridge between the mountain tunnels. When you make the jump, you will already be aligned with the track bridge.
The train will take 10 seconds to arrive once you make the jump, so deploy your parachute three seconds after starting the sky dive.
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