now you're really flying

Welcome to GBR Aviation and our Flight Training Centre. We are part of GBR Helicopters, the largest helicopter operator in Far North Queensland for the past 20 years, with a strong foundation in reef and rainforest tourism flying and an excellent reputation in many other aspects of helicopter operations. Our instructional team are very experienced in flight training, but have also worked in a wide range of other helicopter roles.

Situated at Mareeba airport in the Cairns Hinterland, an easy drive from Cairns, the Flight Training Centre enjoys 300-plus days of good weather per year. The Mareeba airspace is unrestricted for easy and flexible operations, but close to Cairns international airport for controlled airspace training and easy access for visiting students. Our training area takes in the beautiful Atherton Tableland region, ranging from lush rainforest to the real Australian outback.