The aircraft spawns in GTA Online are different to GTA 5. As you level up in GTA Online, new and increasingly more expensive aircraft will spawn in various locations on the map.

Even when you first start some serious military aircraft are available at Fort Zancudo, but you will have to earn your prize as the army will attack, unless of course you have bought the Fort Zancudo hangar – unlikely until you’ve levelled up as it’s expensive.

The new locations all become available after level 11 and the aircraft you find will improve until you max them out at level 50.

The video above will show you the location of each of them as well as the level at which they start appearing.

For a full list of locations and aircraft see below and watch the video for the map locations of each of them, but bear in mind that not all aircraft will spawn and the ones that do will vary, so keep coming back if you’re after a specific aircraft:

Roof of Central Los Santos Medical Centre – level 11+

  • Level 11+: Maverick heli
  • Level 22+: Cargobob heli
  • Level 32+: Frogger heli
  • Level 37+: Annihilator heli
  • Level 42+: Buzzard/Maverick heli

Elysian Island, Merryweather – level 22+

  • Level 22+: Cargobob heli
  • Level 42+: Buzzard heli

Sandy Shores Airfield – level 11+

  • Level 11+: Maverick heli
  • Level 12+: Mammatus plane
  • Level 21+: Velum plane
  • Level 22+: Cargobob heli
  • Level 32+: Frogger heli
  • Level 32+: Titan plane
  • Level 37+: Annihilator heli
  • Level 41+: Mallard plane
  • Level 42+: Buzzard heli
  • Level 50+: Luxor plane

Vinewood Police Station – level 11+

  • Level 11+: Maverick heli
  • Level 42+: Buzzard heli

Paleto Bay Sheriff’s Office – level 11+

  • Level 11+: Maverick heli
  • Level 22+: Cargobob heli
  • Level 32+: Frogger heli
  • Level 37+: Annihilator heli
  • Level 42+: Buzzard heli

NOOSE Headquarters – level 11+

  • Level 11+: Maverick heli
  • Level 22+: Cargobob heli
  • Level 32+: Frogger heli
  • Level 37+: Annihilator heli

Vespucci helipad – level 11+

  • Level 11+: Maverick heli
  • Level 22+: Cargobob heli
  • Level 32+: Frogger heli
  • Level 37+: Annihilator heli

McKenzie Field – level 22+

  • Level 12+: Mammatus plane
  • Level 21+: Velum plane
  • Level 22+: Cargobob heli
  • Level 32+: Frogger heli
  • Level 41+: Mallard plane

Fort Zancudo Army Base – level 1+

  • Level 1+: Lazer jet plane
  • Level 1+: Titan plane
  • Level 42+: Buzzard heli

Los Santos International Airport – level 11+ across 4 locations (see video)

  • Level 11+: Maverick heli
  • Level 12+: Mammatus plane
  • Level 21+: Velum plane
  • Level 22+: Cargobob heli
  • Level 32+: Frogger heli
  • Level 32+: Titan plane
  • Level 37+: Annihilator heli
  • Level 41+: Mallard plane
  • Level 42+: Buzzard heli
  • Level 50+: Luxor plane