GSL Aviation - The Whitsundays

GSL Aviation is a north Queensland based airline providing a range of charter, scenic and transfer flights from Cairns and Shute Harbour / Whitsunday Airport to anywhere along the Cape York Peninsula and Gulf of Carpentaria aswell as parts of the Great Barrier Reef and The Whitsundays including Hamilton Island. 

Air Queensland.blogspot recently visited GSL Aviation at Whitsunday Airport and if our observation is anything to judge-by, was thoroughly impressed with not only how immaculately clean the aircraft are maintained and particular attention-to-detail invested by the pilots when conducting daily / pre-flight checks, but the kind yet professional nature of the staff.  

At Shute Harbour / Whitsunday Airport, GSL Aviation operates from the main passenger terminal which includes their own check-in counter and seating. Naturally, the terminal is air conditioned to ensure comfort during the warmer months, and a café is located in an adjacent part of the building.  

To provide a means to uplift and transfer passengers, GSL Aviation operates a modest fleet of fixed-wing aircraft consisting of Cessna 208 Caravan's, GippsAero GA-8 Airvan's aswell as a single Cessna 206 and Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain.

To learn more about GSL Aviation or enquire about making a booking, their official website can be located at :

GSL Aviation can also be found on Facebook :

Alternatively, pick-up the phone and dial 1300 475 247.

GippsAero GA-8 Airvan VH-VMU prepared and ready for another day of flying at Whitsunday Airport.
GSL Aviation Cessna 208B Grand Caravan VH-TIY conducting a 'hot' turn-around (engine remains running while passengers disembark / embark) at Shute Harbour / Whitsunday Airport.

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20.10 | 18:25

Hi, I sent you emails they all bounced back. I want to know if u do oneway transfer from Heron Island to Gladstone Airport. Please email me. Thanks!

02.09 | 23:10

I would like to enquire about Pilot instruction .Does Thangool airport have a pilot instructor ? I have one hours of flight instruction under my belt.

15.06 | 18:24

Hi Len. Really lovely aircraft you have built for yourself. Thank you for writing up the story and pictures. I am currently looking for an aircraft project.

21.01 | 22:17

Giday. Len
Thanks for a great building history and photos of your J6 aircraft
I have a property at Durong South and want to base a J 6 there for local flying

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