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There is only one pilot who combines the necessary skills for this operation with necessary indifference for international law. Retired from air force. Very experienced, very bored. In fact, he is so bored he has picked up little gambling habit, and owes some nasty people too much money. We get rid of these people, he will owe us favor, yes? He has given us coordinates... should be with you now. Some kind of house on stilts.
— One of Pavel's descriptions of the pilot to the player.

The unnamed ex-Air Force pilot is a character in Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto Online, as part of The Cayo Perico Heist update.


The pilot is described by Pavel as a retired veteran Air Force pilot with a gambling habit. In game, he uses a generic African-American NPC character model dressed in a Command Pilot uniform.

Events of GTA Online

There is only one pilot we need for this operation. Air force veteran with a chest full of ribbons and no fear of causing international incident. He is perfect... but not a man who works for money. Still, there is always a way. Not so long ago his pet plane... a project of his... was stolen. You recover this, he will be in your debt, yes? He has given its location... let's do our good deed for the day.
— One of Pavel's descriptions of the pilot to the player.

If the player selects the Stealth Helicopter or Alkonost approach vehicles, they will be required to recruit the pilot, by doing him one of two possible favors: recovering his Western Rogue from thieves; or killing a number of loan sharks to whom he was in debt.

He will then pilot the selected aircraft to Cayo Perico where the player/s will either rappel from the Annihilator Stealth or parachute from the RO-86 Alkonost.

Mission Appearances

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Cayo Perico Heist