*MISSABLE* This can only be obtained during the last memory of DNA Sequence 8 called ‘Infrequent Flier’. At the beginning of the mission, when you first take off, you will come across four guards on a rooftop shooting arrows at you. Steer slightly left to maneuver towards the archers and press to lock onto one of them. Fly low enough and you will kick him automatically, unlocking the achievement. There are many opportunities to do this but the first set of archers is the easiest.
If you happen to miss, you can either crash the flying machine into a building (to restart the checkpoint) or press and ‘Abort Memory’. Doing this will allow you to play the memory from the beginning, but you have to watch the cutscene again. Just make sure you don’t finish the flying machine sequence without getting this achievement or you will have to play the entire game over again.
Note: If you purchased the DNA Sequence 12 DLC, ‘The Battle of Forli’, the flying machine is once again available to you once the sequence is complete and is always located in the northeast corner of Forli as a “Special Memory” that you can access at any time.
During DNA Sequence 8 (Thanks to PTNVideos for the video):
After DNA Sequence 12 (Thanks to ElectronicElation for the video):
There is another chance to do this achievment. If you have sequences 12 and 13, when you have finished 11 you will start in Forli. Before starting 12 go to the location marked by the assassin symbol and you get to use the flying machine again.
This achievement is a pain for me. At the time I did not realize kicking a guard was an achievement. Now I must Go through the entire game once more, and the opportunity to getr this achievement is like in the middle of the game. What I'm saying is, when on the flying machine fly toward a guard and kick him.
at this point i wasn't intent on going for 1000g, but decided to put the effort in here to get this anyway. then after i beat the game i decieded i wanted 100%, so thank god i got this. but if i didnt get it here i wouldve gone for max score as i was borderline anyway.
There IS a way to get this achievement without replaying the whole game, at least for some (like me). Just buy the DLC Sequence 12 (currently 320 MSpoints), then go to Romagna and the tower at the most northern point of the map has the flying machine at the top as a special mission. Here is a youtube video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExxeUxxOJfc
I got the achievement this way and can verify that it works.
Let's go crazy, you don't have to do the ENTIRE game again if you missed this. You wouldn't have to fix up your villa or find the feathers or all the other stuff. You just have to do the game until this point which isn't even that far into it.
This achievement is pretty stupid. Just make sure you lock on one guard before you try to kick them. That flying machine is hard to navigate as well so you will most likely have a couple of attempts before you'll reach your destination to do get this one
idk why everyone is saying this is a hard or stupid acievement?!? its by far one of the easiest one's to get in the game. When your doing the mission where you have the flying machine and have to go over the fires, just lock onto an archer on the roof and dive at him and you will kick him off and get the achievement, i did it and crashed but idc i got it and then it sychronized me back to the start and then did the mission correctly. easy points people!
you can buy dlc sequence 12 for 320 microsoft points to do this achievement. i missed this first time round. i had to do it all again up to sequence 8 the last memory which didnt take that long to do. why pay?
I missed this . when I came home my 5 year old nephew deleted my save forcing me to do the game again getting it . Why doesnt this game have replayable missions , AC1 did even though you had to watch that incredibly long intro