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Guthrie Aviation will always have a special place in my heart, It was there that I first learned that I could do things I never thought possible: standing in front of students and being a Ground Instructor and being able to fly an aeroplane. Even more importantly, it was the place where I learned to connect with other people on a level deeper than schoolwork or flying. I was a part of something ...

Zviko Nyamakura

After starting my training in SA, coming to Guthrie was a breath of fresh air.  The teaching was far superior in the classroom and in the air.  Thanks to Guthrie for making me a more knowledgeable and safer pilot.  A great atmosphere and very approachable staff.  

Gerald Jansen Van Rensburg

I recently got my PPL after thanks to my training at Guthrie Aviation. Due to financial issues it had taken 5 years, punctuated by frequent and often long breaks in between, which was less than ideal. My instructors were fantastic managed my slow progress as best as they could. I was pushed really hard with a mix of both encouragement and harsh admonition which I believe has made me a better ...

Kelvin Kutoka

Thanks so much for all the training and wisdom over the past 7 years. I was thinking the other day about our first flight together in June 2005! Catch u soon!

Simon Wild

A great & heartfelt thank you to the team at Guthrie Aviation for all the help in converting SA to ZW licence. Facilities, training & professionalism was beyond expectation especially in going out of their way to get things done. Thank you!

Mutsawashe Mukono

After completing my CPL training in 2011, I joined Guthrie Aviation to do my CPL conversion. I received a warm reception from the team at Guthrie team as well as a fantastic service and insight into the flying in Zimbabwe at the time.   During the training process i did not have the slightest clue that I would later be offered to join this great establishment and be able to part take and ...

Munya Mtetwa

Student / Past Employee


I did it, got my PPL with lots of help and guidance from a truly professional team.Thank you all at Guthrie.

Miena Ferreira

Thanks very much to the Guthrie Aviation team for the professional PPL training.  It was incredibly organised, and motivation was easy to get because of the passionate and knowledgeable instructors. An amazing experience looking forward to more flying with you guys.

Tiago Rocha

PPL Student at Guthrie Aviation


Just a small comment on yesterday, how great it is to see the incredible metamorphosis that is taking place at GAS! I recall doing my I.R. with you in 1994 in those same rooms and how different ( and much busier) things are today! I do miss the piece of arbitrary bent coat hangar wire holding up the toilet seat though! Thanks for the very long hours put in with me yesterday trying to teach an ...

Peter Wienand

Thank you to the team for helping me get my type conversion onto the Cessna 180. I really appreciated their enthusiasm and commitment to transfer as much of their considerable knowledge and experience onto me as they could, in order that I could safely and correctly operate this "tricky" aircraft. I would have to go a long way to find this kind of professional instruction.

Martin Henriksen

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Airport Security Passes

Coming to Charles Prince?
Please remember to bring your ID and cash, or a valid Security Pass when you come to the airport.
I doesn't matter that you were here yesterday or that your pass has just expired, either way, you are not going to have a pleasant experience.
Guthrie Aviation has appealed to the Airport Management for an understanding and customer oriented approach to security. The fact is that we do not have any control over Security at the Airport and there is nothing we can do to assist other than to provide you with good warning.

 

Flying Glass

Increasingly applicants for airline jobs are being asked if they have glass time. The use of GPS and "TV screen" instruments, electronic flight bags are more an more common in all aspects of aviation. To ensure that Guthrie Aviation students are able to operate in this enviroment effortlessly and that they have the skills and experiance to suceed, Guthrie Aviation has invested in Zimbabwes first all glass trainer. Fitted with the latest Garmin 500 PFD and 650 gps students will be exposed to the modern avionics world from the beginning, ensuring they have no difficulties in the future and are not looked over in interviews .

 

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Flight Plan Form

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Satellite Tracking

As part of our ongoing safety managment and quality assurance program we have implemented satellight tracking on our aircraft. While enabling us to ensure that our aircraft are operated in accordance with our standard operating procedures it has also given us the ability to rapidly locate our aircraft in the event of an emergency. Pilots are also able to raise attention and communicate with the flight operations department through the use of standard "Mark" messages ensuring that you are never alone even if there is no radio or cell phone signal.

Our students are only a press of a button away from getting assistance should the need arise, and instructors are able to follow their students flights in real time ensuring that all the flight objectives were accomplished. 

As clients with passengers on our flights you have access to live tracking, although with less detail, you will be able to see where your flight is and when your guests may be expected to arrive.

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In 2009 the satellites monitoring the international VHF distress frequency of 121.5Mhz on which the aircraft emergency locator beacons (ELBA / ELT) operate were upgraded to 406Mhz. This meant that only land based air traffic service units and other aircraft were monitoring 121.5Mhz. As reception is strictly line of sight it is difficult to locate aircraft and effect a rescue, often requirng large search parties and long periods of time.  The implemented satellite system allows the pilot to raise the alarm as soon as it becomes necessary, the aircraft is then monitored continuosly and key personal  alerted via phone, sms, and email. 

 

 

Test-sos Spidertrack
The pictures above show the track of a test SOS carried out recently and the satellite trackers user panel - the aircraft is seen making a simulated forced landing at an airfield before climbing out and returning to base.
The key personal were alerted before the aircraft approached the field approximately 1 minute after the alarm was raised and were able to track the flight on their mobile phones.

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