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goodice123

Buckingham Vestra Appreciation Thread

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All the other small aircraft in the game can be landed literally anywhere (even on the side of any mountain) making them almost as manoeuvrable as a helicopter. The Vestra, however, requires at least half a mile of flat runway to land without wrecking the thing. That is its only downfall.

 

Tried landing it at the McKenzie airfield a couple of times, ran out of runway and had to fly over to Sandy Shores Airfield. :miranda:

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Killzone3265

you CAN land it like the others by pushing up on the left stick once you hit the ground, but it damages the engines and will end up breaking on its own after awhile

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RowanSane

My golf course landing

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Some of the crew did better

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Its an utterly frivolous purchase but I find it more fun to fly than the sham/lux and of course its cheaper. I have a buzzard for serious business.

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Oink

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THE BUCKINGHAM VESTRA

 

​And so, with the Resurrection of this thread, I want to see who else is still a fan of the Buckingham Vestra. Poor plebs can just stay out of this topic.

 

I still remember when I got the call I could take delivery, after slammin' down nearly a million bucks. When your going to Las Venturas, you gotta go to Las Venturas. So I got in my Grotti and drove to LSX Airport.

 

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After I got the keys, I told the sales representative to f*ck off, and it was time for take off and do some downtown flybys

 

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The next day, I went golfing. My buddies were very impressed and put down orders intermediately, but the caretaker of the green was most displeased....

I'm currently in discussions with the the club Owner(a man named De Santa) and the City of LS, about closing down a adjacent street and converting it into a permanent runway.

 

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More Vestra adventures to follow. What are your owner experiences?

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Tiny Rick

I got a red and white one.

 

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Me too. Its dosent spawn in any other color other than red and white.

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Oink

 

I got a red and white one.

 

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Me too. Its dosent spawn in any other color other than red and white.

 

 

On occasion, mine is colored in a matte black charcoal color :devil:

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scoobsterinc

Love the plane. I just wish you were able to choose what colour it spawned with.

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Oink

I just love annoying those Lazer trolls with it :D The thing is impossible to shoot down :cool:

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Soran Is On

The short wingspan, maneuverability, and speed make this one of my favorite vehicles in the game. Any time I'm bored the vestra comes out and I'm immediately entertained. Flying that sucker down the ls river under all the bridges never gets old.

If you want a different color other players need to be spawning it as well. Or crash and recall a few in Quick succession that will give you different colors.

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Chloroform

I wish the vestra came out during the billion dollar days. I'm too broke for a vestra. I wish the aholes that are using the mod menus would grow up and start spitting cash out of their asses towards me.

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Oink

I wish the vestra came out during the billion dollar days. I'm too broke for a vestra. I wish the aholes that are using the mod menus would grow up and start spitting cash out of their asses towards me.

 

I hear ya, I paid mine with winnings from the last double payout occasion.. Still, beg, borrow or steal, its worth it! :)

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DarkSavageDeathlyCloud

I like the mallard more since that one is more agile then this plane and i dont use it often, yet when i need it or when i want it im so glad i bought it :)

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Trentallica

I like the Vestra quite a bit, I just wish I could get it in other colors than the defaults.

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Gleeman Vox

The Vestra is what would happen if a Luxor and a Velum had a baby.

 

This little plane is the fastest vehicle in the whole game which has two seats

 

Here's a short video below in the spoiler of me transporting a P.O.W Contract with only the Vestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share what you think of the Vestra, or any storys that you have.

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JesusFR33K

I forgot about the vestra lol. Im gonna go fly it now. Its a fun lil 2 seater thats decent at stunts.

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a1dopeman

I was all set to put down the Vestra compared to the Besra, but you make a great point about the 2-seat capability. Besra wins for solo activities, but I usually have to call in my buzzard for hostage rescue scenarios. You may have just convinced me to make a new purchase.

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AH-6_BirdTurd

Dude just turn off the engine and glide down to land in the streets with ease.

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Gleeman Vox

Dude just turn off the engine and glide down to land in the streets with ease.

Too many trees, that was the second landing attempt. First one was cut

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AH-6_BirdTurd

 

Dude just turn off the engine and glide down to land in the streets with ease.

Too many trees, that was the second landing attempt. First one was cutTrue. Vestra is awesome plane. One of the few that glides with no engine power really well.

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Hunter

The Vestra is a lovely guy actually. Really nice plane.

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iLikeDrivinInMyTruck

I just wish the rear seats worked, never understood that one

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Amy Vinewood

Great plane, it carried me and a friend to many crates on last gen.

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Cameron Star

Dude I haven't flown this plane in years, I used to love it so much! I'm going flying later on.

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Hunter

Mmmm, Vestra.

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BigBrother67

Haha, never brought this Jet, buying one for both characters today!

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Forza Harrd

I bought one for my second character a long time ago. Now I'm kind of regretting buying anything for her lol. She's only a level 33, she doesn't deserve it!

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zhp11

If you call it in enough at one time you can get a gold one.

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Willy A. Jeep

Has anybody around here ever heard of vaporwave? It's an obnoxious type of music that is made, as far as I can tell, by feeding 70s and 80s soul, pop, and disco records into a burning food processor. It takes its name from "vaporware", a computer industry term for programs and hardware that has been delayed so much it's likely to never be released. Think along the lines of Facade Uranus, Fruit BloCharger, or Righteous Slaughter: Inifinity. The word's also been applied to other things, from books to cars, and today I'm going to add a plane to the list.

 

The Buckingham Vestra. Buckingham introduced the project to develop these planes back before the recession, and didn't get a prototype flying until the thick of it. The plan then was that they'd start delivering these things by 2012, at a price of about $1,500,000, but by 2014, they were still testing the damned prototype, and the price had jumped to almost $2,000,000. Most figured they'd get deliveries out by 2016 at the latest, maybe 2015 if things went smooth, but they never do. Buckingham decided to stuff more new equipment into the Vestra as time went on, and every time, it had to be checked by safety boards, and every time, the price went up. It wasn't until Christmas 2016 when the first one made it to its owner, and even though they've had nearly 1,000 orders, only sixty-some have since been delivered. If you try to buy one now, you're looking at a price tag of $3,000,000, not to mention anti-aircraft fire from all the yachts of crazy billionaires anchored right off Vespucci beach.

 

So, here's mine, ordered way back in 2014. I was firmly situated in Los Santos by then and, having come into some cash, I put in an order before they hiked the price up again. Damn happy I did, even if it didn't show up until last December. Short of buying some ex-military fighter or a luxury business hopper, you're not going to find anything else in the way of personal jet power, and, despite its size, the Vestra makes a statement. I'm not sure if that statement is "I am an aircraft enthusiast" or "I have more money than sense", but I try not to worry about it when I'm cruising at 20,000 feet.

 

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IceDree
19 hours ago, Willy A. Jeep said:

Buckingham decided to stuff more new equipment into the Vestra as time went on, and every time, it had to be checked by safety boards, and every time, the price went up.

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Excellent work! 👍

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Standard Deluxe 59

This was the first non weaponized aircraft I ever bought. I don't remember if it's still in my hangar inventory but I remember painting my signature bluish grey metallic. (Usually cast iron silver with diamond blue pearl)

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