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Not to be confused with the Volatol, a stealth bomber in Grand Theft Auto Online.
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The Buckingham Volatus is a luxury helicopter featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update.


Grand Theft Auto Online

The helicopter takes a similar luxury appearance to the Swift, sporting a large nosed cockpit and sliding side doors. It appears to take influence from primarily the Airbus Helicopters H160 and the Eurocopter EC155. The H160's influence can be seen heavily in the rotor assembly and blades, Fenestron tail, side profiling and windscreen. On the rear is a Fenestron tail, similar to the Valkyrie's empennage, with twin tail wings. The vehicle has a 5-blade rotor and appears in a chrome finish. It has retractable tricycle landing gear like the Swift and Savage. The word "Buckingham" can be seen printed in white on the tail boom.

Similar to the Swift Deluxe, the interior is fitted with luxury equipment, such as a TV screen, surround sound, leather seating and a coffee machine. Also, it has sliding doors and reuses the door-opening animation from the Swift Deluxe.

Passengers can drink champagne and browse the internet within the helicopter, instead of using the Mobile Phone.

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Grand Theft Auto Online

The Volatus has decent performance for a helicopter. Statistically, it has the same top speed as the Swift and a slightly better maneuverability, but its rather large size makes it not suitable for landing in tight spaces. The helicopter’s narrow landing gear causes it to tend to lean when landing, especially in steep places. Since it's designed for luxurious, speedy traveling like the Swift, it's not very durable: ten seconds of continuous Minigun fire will cause the engine to stall, destroying the vehicle. Therefore one should consider only using it to travel from place to place in quick succession in non-combat situations.

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Aircraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Vertical Climb/ Descent Rate
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 99 / 160 / 86 N/A N/A N/A 8000 / 17637 100
Website Statements [?]
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
4.2 Seconds 173 / 278 / 150 400 / 400 Twin turboshaft engines, 5-bladed rotor Middle/Rear Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Available for purchase on Elitás Travel for $2,295,000.
  • Can be requested in Free Mode for Organizations through SecuroServ Vehicles menu for $10,000 or for free if owned.
    • A CEO may also request a Luxury Helicopter pickup in free mode through the CEO Abilities menu for $5,000, which causes either a piloted Volatus or SuperVolito to arrive, similar to the Merryweather Helicopter pickup service, but can also instantly travel to any of the player-owned Special Cargo warehouses, Import/Export warehouses, or office.


  • 'Volatus' relates to 'flight' and 'flown' in Latin, referring to the characteristics of a helicopter. This term is also comparable to the word 'Volito', seen on the SuperVolito.
  • The Volatus appears to be one of the helicopters available with tinted windshield, although the inner side of the same is still transparent, intended for the first-person view.

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