The R44 Cadet is Robinson's new 2 seat helicopter which is ideal for flight training. GBR Aviation Flight Training Centre has acquired the first production R44 Cadet in the world and will be operating it out of our Mareeba base.

To celebrate the arrival of the R44 Cadet, GBR Aviation Flight Training Centre is introducing the R44 Cadet at the special introductory price of $549 per hour for a 20 hour block.

A review of the R44 Cadet can be found at

Further information on the R44 Cadet can be found on our Fleet page

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.