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Rooster McCraw. I will not lie to you. This man is crazy. He would even be crazy in Russia, I think. Learned to fly crop duster before he could walk. Discharged from air force on psychiatric grounds. Also happens to be finest attack helicopter pilot in western world. You want a wingman to take the heat? This is him.
Pavel to the player when selecting the helicopter backup support crew option in the heist planning screen

Rooster McCraw is a minor character appearing as a heist support crew member in Grand Theft Auto Online.


Pavel claims Rooster was once an Air Force pilot but was discharged on psychiatric grounds (much like Trevor Philips' backstory) and is now a mercenary for hire, the finest Buzzard helicopter pilot available.

He is a stereotypical Redneck.

Events of GTA Online

The Cayo Perico Heist

Yeehaw, I'll give 'em a wake up call worth dying for! Finally! My ass is itching to shoot something.
— Rooster's possible dialogue while active in support.

Rooster is an available support crew member for The Cayo Perico Heist through his association with Pavel. He can provide helicopter gunner support on Cayo Perico through the Interaction Menu for $30,000 once the player has neutralized the air defenses. When deployed, his light blue Buzzard will appear on the radar as a white icon and he will have a generic redneck armed with an assault rifle gunning from the side of the chopper. He will fly around the player position attacking El Rubio's Private Security for two minutes then fly off.

Damn! Fuel light's on. Oh, this was just getting fun.
— Rooster's possible dialogue while leaving the scene.

Mission Appearances

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Cayo Perico Heist