Close Shave achievement in Grand Theft Auto V

Close Shave

Complete all Under the Bridge and Knife Flight challenges.

Close Shave0
7 guidesOffline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Collectable - These achievements are obtained by exploring the game environment to find a set of unique objects.

How to unlock the Close Shave achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,128,552
    19 Sep 2013 20 Sep 2013 16 Jan 2014
    285 16 81
    To get this achievement you will need to get all 50 Under the Bridges and all 15 Knife Flights.

    I recommend using the small helicopter for all Under the Bridges. You can find in one the N.O.O.S.E Headquarters near the southeast corner of the map (as shown in the video). Approach the bridges, nice and slow without much angle.

    Notes: There are two bridges near #25, make sure you fly under the correct one, in the north. Also, some bridges are quite hard, make sure you don't touch the ground/water or any sides with your chopper.

    As for Knife Flights, there are a few easy ones, and a few very difficult ones. I used the plane that is available in the McKenzie Airfield after completing an air trafficking mission, although the yellow crop duster that lands there will also work very well. To perform a knife flight, you'll want to get your plane sideways, and use the rudder to maintain altitude. Here is a video of all 15:

    Remember to use the Quick Save function in your phone to save regularly and reload your save if you crash the plane. Also, you can check your progress in the menu, under stats, vehicles.

    After completing both of these sections, you will unlock the achievement.

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    zeldafanjtlTip: deploying the landing gear on a plane slows it down considerably, at the cost of maneuverability. It can make some of these a lot easier.
    Posted by zeldafanjtl on 23 Jan 16 at 02:30
    Gunrunner318Great guide was stuck on 48/50 under the bridge flights and got last two.i do wanna say yeah you do need the buzzard for the bridges where you chase lazlow in story mission fame or shame i believe that was 15-16 but i used the frogger for the rest cause the buzzard is really unstable even with trevor it goes where it wants to or did with me and had better luck with the frogger the one with tp industries painted on it
    Posted by Gunrunner318 on 01 Oct 17 at 02:31
    SPOOKYVILLESeems to have glitched on me, flown under all of them several times as per guide. Stats show 45/50 but has counted in the 100% misc stat...?!?
    Posted by SPOOKYVILLE on 14 Aug 18 at 00:02
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  • Zasta 360GameTVZasta 360GameTV145,587
    23 Sep 2013 23 Sep 2013 04 Sep 2014
    124 4 22

    The Achievement have 2 Parts, the 15 Knife Flights and the 50 Under the Bridge Flights

    For both you can say as a general tip first, always saves before trying a Bridge, or Knife Flight. If something should go wrong, you need to reload only the Save and you have a new try.

    For the knife Flights of course need an airplane, a helicopter has proven itself for the bridges. You can both use what you personally preferred were with me that the stuntplane, which can be available for purchase for $ 250k, or for the Bridges the Buzzard Attack helicopter which you can obtain.

    The Knife Flight or how it works, you can practice in the flight school as soon as it is available. But basically you put the plane just to the side and keeps the height of the rudder.

    In the City you can combine many Bridges as they are close to each. I combine as example 14 Bridges in 1 Flight (Number 15-28 on my Bridge Map)

    My Map for the 15 Knife Flights:

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    Video: The Links in spoiler open in a new window, in the YT Description you have the same Timeline. There can you click a Timestamp without open a new Window. The Number on the Map are the same in the Video

    My Map for the 50 Under the Bridge Locations:

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    Video: The Links in spoiler open in a new window, in the YT Description you have the same Timeline. There can you click a Timestamp without open a new Window. The Number on the Map are the same in the Video

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    Dark BearcatGreat solution. Only an idiot would down vote.
    Posted by Dark Bearcat on 31 Jul 14 at 16:14
    KKMPGreat guide. The only problems I had were bridges: 15, 16 (needs to be done slowly but with confidence - best to set the speed and direction before approaching it and during it just to slightly correct wour wey through when needed) , and 29 (slow and extramely precise flying under - keep in mind that you may not see or hear when you touch the ceiling if done delicately and obviously it will not count then). Just try and try and eventually you will make it, but don't forget to save through your mobile phone before each bridge.
    Posted by KKMP on 27 Aug 14 at 10:20
    tajbenderI was stuck at 48, tried again no. 15 & 16 using the buzzard and voila!

    @ZasterModa123: Perhaps you should point that out in the solution - Vielleicht könntest Du das in der Lösung nochmal klarstellen, dass die beiden wohl nur mit dem Buzzard vom NOOSE zu machen sind...

    +1, Thanks!
    Posted by tajbender on 03 Sep 14 at 19:50
  • mikeazzomikeazzo463,753
    15 Jun 2014 15 Jun 2014 15 Jun 2014
    8 0 3
    This is a solution for the Knife Flight Glitch for the downtown locations 11-13 in Maka91's guide (the ones between the skyscrapers). I have spent a lot of time researching this and have seen many people have the same problem on various forums.

    From what I can see it seems the location may have changed for #13 above the car park, possibly due to a rockstar patch.

    Please see the following video that shows an entirely different flight path to doing all 3 at once. In fact it does 2 at once. The path is coming from the south to the left of a brown building. It worked for me. I hope it works for you too.
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    Posted by FEAR EPIDEMIC on 26 Jan 15 at 15:58
    Unky KyI don't get it.. The video you uploaded shows two flights that Maka has already contained in his video. Am I missing something?
    Posted by Unky Ky on 03 Jun 17 at 20:17
    Unky KyThe video posted also says "#5 & #6" which is completely different than what you state in your solution, #11-13.
    Posted by Unky Ky on 03 Jun 17 at 20:19
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