The Shamal is an aircraft that draws its influence from both the Learjet 35 and Gulfstream IV. It is a simple to control.
The first time the player could fly the Shamal was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The plane's interior can be seen during the mission Freefall and, despite its interior size, can only transport Carl Johnson. The interior view also shows seven windows, yet when viewed from the outside, only four are visible. The Shamal can be found at Los Santos International Airport, Easter Bay International Airport and Las Venturas Airport. It is always seen unmarked.
In GTA IV, the Shamal is no longer a flyable aircraft (as with all planes). It can be found at Francis International Airport, and features an updated design. The Shamal also appears in the multiplayer mission Hangman's NOOSE, where four players must hold back the NOOSE team and escort Kenny Petrovic to the safepoint.