I’ve been having some trouble evading the police when they start calling the helicopters out to spot me. Two stars and below it’s pretty easy to flee in a car and either avoid the cops altogether or duck into some alleyway until they lose you.
Helicopters however, always seem to spot me when there’s something (a building, a container, etc) between me and the helicopter. Sneaking or going into cover doesn’t seem to help.
So what’s my best bet for evading the all-seeing helicopter at higher wanted levels?
Head immediately for the nearest train track then find the nearest tunnel.
They show on the map as light grey lines. Tunnels show as a darker grey.
The helicopters can’t find you in tunnels and in most cases if you get a good run down the tracks you’ll have lost the cars too. On the off chance a cop car does make it into the tunnel with you it shouldn’t be too hard to dispatch them as they can’t surround you any more.
After that it’s just a case of making sure you don’t get hit by a train. They’re very loud when approaching so that shouldn’t be too hard either and then you’re home free.
This is my tried and trusted method that has worked successfully right up to 5 stars.