Fly-by-wire achievement in Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360)


Take out 3 out of 3 helicopters with the remote missile.

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How to unlock the Fly-by-wire achievement

  • iNTiMiDaTe xXiNTiMiDaTe xX433,901
    03 Nov 2013 05 Nov 2013
    52 6 0
    There is 3 helicopters at the beginning of the Severed Ties mission, press Y to change to the remote missile and shoot at the heli's if you miss them you can press RT to detonate the missiles right next to the choppers.
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  • SSCPSSCP827,232
    06 Nov 2013 06 Nov 2013
    32 2 4
    Mission 16 - Severed Ties

    Il be honest here. I really do not understand this achievement description BUT the achievement unlocks.

    At the beginning of the mission you will be in a tank. And after proceeding on you will encounter a large array of satellite dishes and have to deal with 6 or so tanks.

    Your team-mate will call out to tell you helicopters are in-coming. You can see the red dot at the top of your screen. And I believe they are in groups of 3, hence the 3/3 kills needed for the achievement. Change weapon by pressing Y. To fire use RT and guide the missile, You can detonate at any time by pressing RT again.

    In the video I take out the first group of 3, but it doesn't unlock until i take out 1 from the second group of 3? But just keep destroying the Helicopters until the achievement pops.

    I apologise for not being able to write this better, Please if you understand this achievement let me know :)
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    SSCPThanks for the comment, I don't usually get stumped by things like this but it just didnt seem to make sense haha.
    Posted by SSCP on 09 Nov 13 at 05:31
    crunchb3rryChances are one of your allies killed the chopper a split second faster and stole the kill. They will take them down on their own, you can sometimes see them get blasted out of the sky while you're guiding the missile up to it. It's just a matter of being quick and hoping your hit scored the kill.
    Posted by crunchb3rry on 17 Nov 13 at 06:37
    Mobius EvalonI think what the achievement is getting at is shooting down 3 choppers without missing. I killed 2 of the 3 in the first attack group immediately at the beginning of the mission, then the third one was killed by a friendly but my rocket had enough fuel to hit a fourth chopper behind it to unlock the achievement.

    That's also a point worth mentioning -- the guided rockets have limited range.
    Posted by Mobius Evalon on 20 Jul 15 at 23:41
  • 10 2 0
    Mission: Severed Ties
    I made a Video Tutorial for our Clanpage. It is a good explanation how to get this achievement. Here it is:
    I hope you like it :)
  • Develed JrDeveled Jr182,619
    11 Nov 2013 18 Dec 2013
    7 0 0
    At the beginning of the mission Severed Ties, you will be controlling a tank and driving into a field filled with satellites. At one point you will be instructed to use your guided missiles in order to take out helicopters that are flying in. There are only the 3 helicopters and they will all fly in through a canyon, so the easiest way to get this is to drive straight to the canyon (as I do in the video) and shoot down the three choppers as quickly as possible with the guided missiles. If you wait too long the other tanks will destroy them first so be sure to be quick about it
  • Life On SaturnLife On Saturn52,842 52,842 GamerScore
    11 Nov 2014 25 Oct 2014
    4 0 0
    This achievement can be obtained in the mission Severed Ties.

    In the beginning you will be controlling a tank. Keep on going through the mission until you reach the part where it tells you to switch to your secondary missiles. When you switch over there should be 3 helicopters coming in. Switch to your secondary missiles and take down the helicopters. You don't have to hit them with the missile, you can explode it while it's near them. Simple achievement, shouldn't be too hard to get.
  • HyacinthHouse71HyacinthHouse71453,584
    27 Feb 2014 27 Feb 2014
    4 0 0
    Easy achievement. You need to shoot down the three choppers with guided missiles early in the mission Severed Ties. As soon as the choppers start to appear, press Y to switch to the guided missile. Fire with RT, guide with LS. If you do not score a direct hit, press RT to detonate the missile. You don't even need to get the three choppers without a miss. I got the first two with one missile each, but I missed the third chopper twice. On the third hit, I got the achievement. You also don't need a direct hit. If you destroy the chopper with a detonation, it still counts.
  • jordan macitjordan macit243,730
    25 Apr 2014 30 May 2020 30 May 2020
    0 0 0
    Simply load up the campaign mission 'Severed Ties' and proceed until Command informs you that you have enemy helos inbound. Once you have spotted the helos you must change your weapon to the guided round and launch them at the helicopters one by one (you may detonate the round next to the chopper, it does not have to be a direct hit. As long as the chopper blows up you are fine) and each round must result in one chopper destroyed. You can revert to the last checkpoint if you fail as it is just before you engage with the choppers.

    I created this video to help:

    Hope this helps.
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