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“Magic! ”
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GSL Aviation
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Owner description: GSL Aviation is your best value fixed wing operator in Airlie Beach. We offer a range of scenic flights over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. GSL Aviation also offer island transfers and air charter. Our flights operate 7 days a week, with a courtesy bus available to/from hotels and town centre.
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“Magic! ”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We opted for a trip from Airlie to Hamilton via the Great Barrier Reef which was epic. We had to get a transfer across so when taking into account the cost of a ferry and taxi it was very good value.
They picked us up from our accommodation which was handy.

Midflight the Pilot did multiple turns over points of interest on the trip, giving people on the left and right a chance to have a good look.

The plane didn't have middle seats, ensuring everyone got a great view- taxiing out I noticed their competition had rows of 3-meaning that at least one passenger would miss out on the view. In our experience everyone got a good view and enjoyed the commentary immensely.

This trip was the highlight of our holiday. Thanks to GSL Aviation.

1 Thank Cameron E
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“Fantastic Flight!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

From the moment I was picked up at our apartment in the free courtesy van, I knew that this was a very professional outfit. On arrival at the Whitsunday Airport we entered a modern, sparkling clean reception area, staffed by uniformed pilots. Every one of them could have been placed by central casting; it looked like a movie set! Then, after a quick restroom break, we were escorted past several brand new airplanes to our older, but freshly rebuilt Cessna 206 and given a safety briefing by our pilot, Kahlie Jensen. She was smart, beautiful, and turned out to be an outstanding pilot! I'm thinking she might star in Hollywood's next big film, if they need a beautiful, new action hero.

We flew over the Great Barrier Reef for about an hour with Kahlie narrating the scene through our intercom/headsets. We saw the splash of a whale about two miles away, but when we got there, it had gone deep. On her last flight they spotted six, but today they were shy. We saw the many islands and reef structures of the Whitsundays including the Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and much more. Every point of interest came with an interesting narrative. She was even able to take our pictures from the pilot seat, while maintaining straight and level flight, and could probably rub her belly, pat her head and sing a song at the same time. This lady is good!

We landed briefly on Hamilton Island to let two passengers out and took off for the return to Airlie. Everyone had a great time. Both takeoffs and landings were smooth and precise; absolutely no drama. The narration was informative and entertaining. The staff was fantastic. The views from on high were breathtaking. In all, I'd give it a perfect score!

Visited June 2014
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“Great way to understand whitsundays”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Did the shortest scenic flight that the company offer. Was absolutely fantastic. The whitsundays look great from the air. The female pilot (sorry I forget your name) was super friendly and answered all questions. Would strongly recommend this company and their tours

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“Better than the brochures”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Perfect weather, perfect vision. Spotted several pods of whales on the flight out to the reefs. Great commentary, informative without being too much. Thanks Kahlie. Wonderful views of the islands, Whitehaven Beach and heart reef plus the other reefs. Beautiful relaxed trip.

Visited June 2014
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Agnes Water, Australia
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“Amazing !!!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is one of the best things I have done in my life . The Great Barrier Reef is a treasure and I feel very lucky to have seen it up close . We had the the best conditions the day we went so we were extra lucky .
The GSL Team are very professional and super friendly . I would recommend them 100% .Well done guys I will be back :)

Visited June 2014
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