Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 Achievements
Complete the mission without using the fire extinguisher in Fire From The Sky

In the co-op mission "Fire from the Sky", you and your partner will pilot/gun a helicopter. The pilot has the option to hit  when the helo gets significantly damaged to use a 'fire extinguisher' to put out the fire to damage. Complete the mission without having to use it to unlock.

Play on easy mode, and keep circle strafing BMP's and take out AA guns ASAP when they appear as they will do the most damage.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by xxx orange
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 01:28:38 PM

this level is impossible I can fly a heli on multiplayer but not this why????

Comment #2 by dudebot121256
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 08:07:34 PM

I know. This level sucks.

Comment #3 by Scrappy Bean
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 09:35:44 PM

I don't think I will ever finish co-op because of this level. I can't fly the heli and neither can anyone I join with.

Comment #4 by markoquinn
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 04:03:49 AM

why is it so hard to fly this damn chopper and not the others

Comment #5 by v FuNkyyyy
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 12:04:16 PM

i can just about fly that thing

Comment #6 by VideInfra86
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 12:39:21 PM

add me up if u still need to do this :) and bring a headset!

Comment #7 by DaredMaverick30
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 12:55:47 PM

I agree, my friends and I tried to fly the heli but it was just too hard to even control it. This level will be entirely impossible to finish...I haven't gone pass this level yet.

Comment #8 by Outmilk
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 07:25:32 PM

I taught myself how to fly helicopters using this level. The funny thing is I couldn't remember how to use the fire extinguisher so that is how I got this achievement :P

Comment #9 by DaredMaverick30
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 10:55:06 AM

Anyone here able to fly the heli well enough to get throught the chapter?

Comment #10 by AshMcAwesome
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 12:52:30 PM

i made it on hard today several times... add me if i can help you with this one (only (only with headset)

Comment #11 by tranman1
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 10:19:22 PM

How are you supposed to get passed the AA guns without using extinguisher? :[ i always get my engines disabled

Comment #12 by gr13ve
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 10:51:57 AM

If anyone needs a hand getting this fire me a FR. I got it on my second try last night. First time I accidently flew out of the combat area.

Comment #13 by corbin dub
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 07:42:54 PM

i h8 this level

Comment #14 by Panda Bamboo
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 05:57:46 AM

Who needs a pilot? :)

Comment #15 by Naberios
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 04:39:05 AM

Okay, so here's my experience on the best way to get through this mission with out using the fire extinguisher.

The first time through this with my buddy(on EASY with me as pilot) I couldn't shake the AA fire while keeping him in good position to lock on with his guided missles. We did make it through the mission but I had to pop the extinguisher.


Comment #16 by Naberios
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 04:43:10 AM

The next time we played(trying to get more co-op XP) we played on HARD difficulty with me still as pilot. This time, during the ground warfare and the BMP battle I hovered at around 150 m, back just enough for him to spot and fire(him using night vision pretty much the whole time). When the AA came out I climbed to around 270 m. This was the key. Even in a hover, the AA wasn't hitting me and he could target and destroy them.

For the pilot - DO NOT try to get rocket kills, just hover at approximately the altitudes that I mentioned and talk with your gunned to position him in a good firing position.

Comment #17 by Naberios
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 04:45:30 AM


If anyone needs a pilot who's been through this and has a headset to help walk you through it, send a friend request stating so and I'll help out if I can.

Comment #18 by Understocked
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 09:50:48 AM

I have been doin this quest as pilot for a while and I think I don't have issues with flying at all.

Add my gamertag (Understocked) and I have headsets to communicate through.

I am in Australia, Adelaide, so some distant connection might suffer

Comment #19 by ARMISTICErj
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 03:28:50 AM

send me a message and if i'm on i'll probably help. ( i have beat this mission about 10 times). i'm a great pilot.

Comment #20 by turdfurguson
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 04:19:25 PM

easy way to do this is sit back behind your guys in a hover and let your gunner get all the kills.

Comment #21 by hoost2
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 03:25:24 AM

I went on this last night on public co-op, didnt use the fire extinguisher and DIDNT complete the level and the achievement popped, may be glitched

Comment #22 by ViceralNephilim
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 04:03:06 AM

did this on hard not realising it was a cheevo. its pretty easy if you can fly choppers...just be light on the controls and hover around 200m or so and its yours without an issue

Comment #23 by ericnb
Monday, December 05, 2011 @ 07:40:09 PM

I ! I i have beatin this one several times as a pilot with ease on easy-hard. if anyone needs help on this one send me a friend request and a message. if your my gunner always keep pressing the back button every 5 seconds to light people up to spot them faster.
GAMERTAG: ericnb

Comment #24 by TheCommander
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 12:13:02 AM

I have done this numerous times and know exactly what to do. Have come really close to finishing. Add me if you have a mic and want to get it.

gt: iixcommanderxii

Comment #25 by Mojo87
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 02:27:53 AM

I wish I could give some great advice for this, but I was lucky enough to get paired with a random pilot who turned out to be the best I've ever seen. I'm not sure if I even killed anybody the entire mission. He helped me unlock two achievements at once =P

Comment #26 by XX HEH8ME XX
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 11:37:49 AM

if anybody needs HELP msg me i got this achievement and am a good pilot
(XX HEH8TEME XX) is my gamertag

Comment #27 by Gothmule
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:22:51 PM

Hay guys im lookin 4 someone who is willing to get this achievement with me, sick of getting noobs that fuck it up all the time, if ur interested hit me up online :)
GAMERTAG - Gothmule


Comment #28 by fmcrea19
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 01:52:46 PM

I can fly the chopper so if you need help just let me know and i will help you just add me or sent me a text my game tag is fmcrea19

Comment #29 by killajoy714
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 03:19:53 PM

Got lucky and I was partnered with a great pilot. The difficulty on this achievement depends on the skill of the pilot. My tip is that the pilot should only focus on flying and staying away from the dangerous bmps and mobile aa rather than attacking.

Comment #30 by jack the ripper
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 03:41:12 PM

man this achievement is easy. i did it first go on hard

Comment #31 by CurbsideBoot
Sunday, May 06, 2012 @ 10:37:06 AM

Any good pilots out there? I suck at this one, friend request me, I speak english!

Comment #32 by dem0n88
Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 01:15:01 PM

i need this achievement. GT - Dem0n88

Comment #33 by Halo master2000
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 03:36:12 PM

i need this 1 and 2 other 1s so if u could help me that would be great. all u have to do is know how to get it, have a mic, and dont rage if we dont get it on our 1st try my gamertag is FLAMINGDOG2000
P.S. u may need to be the pilot cause since i dont fly them 2 much in mulityplayer but i am improving a lot

Comment #34 by Thanagar
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 04:41:30 PM

Really need help with this. I am a decent pilot gt=thanagar

Comment #35 by RestoredTwo
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 06:28:30 PM

Do co-op is so much easier with someone else but i didn't even finish this level because we crashed the heli but hey i still got the achievement

Comment #36 by TheOnlyDogMan
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 08:24:10 PM

Any Australian players interested in going for this one weekend? I'm not a great pilot but I think I can do this on easy with a few attempts. I'm mostly just looking for practice flying without screwing things up for my team in multiplayer. Really hope BF4 has a Flight School training mode.

gt: TenaciousDogMan

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Electronic Arts


US October 25, 2011
Europe October 28, 2011

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