Loadscrn Airport

Airport loading screen

Airport is the fifth level in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. It reappears in Tony Hawk's Underground 2 as a Classic Mode level, and in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD as downloadable content. The level has been recreated in the style of play and to match the graphics of each of the games that it has reappeared in.

Origin Edit

The origin of this level is unclear as THPS3 doesn't have any direct indications of its location. However, the welcoming billboard states "Welcome to the islands", there are palm trees all around the airport and player can notice the volcano at the entrance of the airport. According to the texture name, this is the Hawaiian volcano (Diamond Head). So we can claim that Airport is located in Hawaii.

However, the globe map in THUG2 has it placed in Japan. That made people to presume that airport is located in either Osaka, Fukuoka, or even Kyoto since both levels share the location spot. But there is no Japanese text at all, so this probably was just a random placement without a thought behind it.

Layout Edit

The level is an airport terminal, including waiting room, baggage claim, baggage handling, toilets, customs and a helipad.


Airport, as it appears in the GameBoy Advance version of THPS3.

The level is significantly different in appearance in the GameBoy Advance version of Pro Skater 3, in keeping with the graphics and capability of the console.

Goals Edit

  1. High Score: 75,000 points.
  2. Pro Score: 150,000 points.
  3. Sick Score: 300,000 points.
  4. Collect S-K-A-T-E
  5. Find the Secret Tape
  6. Airwalk Over An Escalator (Vert)
  7. Crooked Grind around the Baggage Claim (Street)
  8. Visit 10 Countries
  9. Get the Tickets to your Skate Buddy
  10. Stop the Pickpockets

Additional info Edit

Speaker Edit

  • "Flight 666 to Las Vegas is departing now from gate 1."
  • "The yellow zone is for loading and unloading only."
  • "Mr. Thorne, please, report to the white courtesy phone." - this one refers to Darren Thorne, one of game developers. This is also a reference to the film Airplane! (1980).
  • "Flight 275 to Woodland Hills is departing in 5 minutes from gate 23."
  • "Flight 275 to <Pequiva???> is departing in 5 minutes from gate 23."
  • "Flight 62 to Hollywood is departing in 10 minutes from gate 15."
  • "Flight 62 to Petaluma is departing in 10 minutes from gate 15."
  • "We are now boarding our first class and far superior individuals."
  • "Now boarding couch, the lower class citizens."
  • "Please, do not park in front of the terminal. We will tow your car and send you the parts in the box."

Boards Edit

  • "Welcome to the islands"
  • "We lost your bags again"
  • "Noel owes me 5000 bucks" - may refer to Noel Hines, one of game developers.

Trivia Edit

  • During the development, Neversoft planned to include some stuff which would involve terrorists. After 9/11 it was decided to replace terrorists with pickpockets. However, the pickpocket model file is still called terrorist_a.
  • In THPS3, during the "Stop the Pickpockets" goal camera, a remix of a track from the Spider-Man PS1 game can be heard in the background.
  • In THUG2 if the player skates into one of the steel doors at the end of the level, they will teleport back to the start.
  • In THPSHD and the PS1/N64 versions of THPS3, Airport is set in the night, while the other versions are set in the day. Also, there are no pedestrians in either versions, aside from the caddy driver.
  • In THPS3 and THUG2, there are police officers guarding the bottom of the escalators. They will knock you down if you go anywhere near them.
  • In THPS3 and THUG2, when the music level is turned off, the background sound effects use the same the audio track from both of its appearances. It features speakers over the PA system speaking in somewhat gibberish.

See also Edit

Gallery Edit

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 levels
FoundryCanadaRioSuburbiaAirportSkater Island Los AngelesTokyoCruise ShipOil RigDownhillParis


Tony Hawk's Underground 2 levels
TrainingBostonBarcelonaBerlinAustraliaNew OrleansSkatopiaPro SkaterTriangle

SchoolPhiladelphiaDownhill JamLos AngelesCanadaAirport

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD levels
WarehouseSchool IIHangarMallVeniceDownhill JamMarseille

CanadaAirportLos Angeles

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