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Flight School: Helicopter Speed Run
Latest update by CMBF
on Sep 29th 2013
The basic approach here for most players is to get through this one any way they can because it really is the hardest lesson and course of all of them... Getting through it even with a bronze means you have unlocked the next lesson -- which is a genuine goal since you want to pass all of these for the 100% achievement (which does not require you to gold medal all of the lessons).
Taking this approach will be a lot less frustrating for you -- and allows you to continue through the lessons even though you did not get gold on this one... You can come back later when you have 100 flying skill and more experience with the copters -- that really is the best approach.
For the record, to unlock the gold medal you will need to do the course in under 2 minutes and 10 seconds, for silver it is an even 3 minutes, and for bronze, 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
To appeal to good mood, shoot for bronze and be happy with silver for your first run through (or bronze because your primary goal here is to successfully complete the course not win it gold).
(1) Hesitate and you fail. It is that simple. Try to plan out the checkpoints one or two ahead so that you have yourself positioned for a gentle and shallow approach.
(2) Remember you do not have to hit the marker in its center. Hitting it anywhere that results in the Thump that indicates you have hit it is all that is required.
(3) Expecting to hit gold your first time through is just going to set you up for disappointment. Instead shoot for silver and be happy with bronze if that is the best you can do.
(4) Don't get confused by the lack of a yellow marker after you hit the last marker at the airport -- the landing pad is directly in front of you close to the far wall of the building you are flying over. Just ease the copter down and, when you clear the roof drop right onto the pad!
Finishing the Course
Use these tips and you will have no trouble completing the course and unlocking the next lesson.
Having said that, getting gold on this is going to be a major accomplishment -- personally we suggest you do not try until you have at least a full hour of copter flying in this game under your belt, and have your flying skills at 100.