The Helicopter glitch is a common glitch in GTA:Vice City, in which any helicopter does not load. It happens most at your properties on which there is a landing pad. This is because you can start out there unlike the other locations such as the Downtown Police Station, which you have to drive to, prompting the game to spawn it. Often, if you load a game file in which you are at the Vercetti Estate or the Hyman Condo, if you go immediately to the roof the landing pad will simply be empty.

A similar glitch also happens at Sunshine Autos in which the Sentinel XS does not appear in the showroom.