We, as humans, tend to sometimes form attachments with inanimate objects. For most of us these inanimate object are called cars, but a select few sometimes form these magical bonds with helicopters, airplanes and even tanks.
This occurs quite frequently in GTA 5, and we’re left with an immense desire to preserve this vehicle so that when we leave it for a few minutes to go kill some Balla gang members beefing over turf or hillbillies out to take your meth, they don’t disappear.
As a result Rockstar has provided each of the characters with some storage areas such as Garages, Helipads and Hangars that can preserve that Comet you’ve had with you for five missions running, or that tank you managed to get away from the army with in your last 5-star rampage.
GTA 5 Safehouses, Helipads, Marina Slips and Hangars
By default, all the characters have certain safe-houses, and there is a garage attached to each of them. Michael starts with one, and both Trevor and Franklin have two each. You can purchase new garages and safe-houses at any time if you have the required money by buying property.
Boats are little different though, to store a boat you need to do so at a Marina Slip. None of the characters actually have a Marina Slip by default, so you’re going to have to buy one for each of them at Puerto Del Sol for $75,000 each.
Each of the three main characters will have their own library of boats at the slip.
Helipads function much the same way. To preserve a helicopter, you need to land it on a helipad that you own and leave it there for a short while. After a while, the heli will be saved to that characters helipad and will be shown in the library.
By default, only Trevor owns a helipad at his Sandy Shores hangar. Both Michael and Franklin can purchase helipads at Vespucci for $419,850 each.
Finally, we have Hangars, which are used to store both Airplanes and Tanks. To save an airplane, you need to land it at the runway of your hangar and taxi into the building. The airplane will then be saved to that hangar and you can use it any time.
By default, Trevor has a hangar in Sandy Shores. Both Michael and Franklin can purchase hangars at the Los Santos International Airport for $1,378,000 each.