Testimonials

Guthrie Aviation is a great place to learn how to fly! Organised, professional, friendly, experienced, knowledgeable, enthusiastic; it has been an absolute joy for me to have obtained my PPL under their tutelage. I thank them for all their hard work and dedication in sharing the passion for flying!

Patrick Shadwell

Special thanks to the Guthrie Aviation team for helping me through the start of my aviation career. My courses have been well organised and easy to understand. The welcoming but very professional feel at the school makes learning a pleasure and instills good disciple right from the start. I have enjoyed my time studying

Daniel Wijers

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 would like to applaud and recommend Guthrie Aviation on a well structured, comprehensive and explicitly informative DG course presentation. It was highly beneficial, well planned and executed even better. Thank you for the knowledge imparted and keep up the good work!

Hilary Changwesha

I have had flight instruction and testing through FTOs in USA, UK and most recently in my native Zimbabwe. Your professionalism, standards and dedication to developing safe and competent pilots is second to none. I was surprised but very grateful to have plugged fundamental gaps in the knowledgeable and safe operation of 'complex' aircraft; my profound gratitude to you guys, thank you!!

Guest

Special thanks to Guthrie Aviation, for helping me start off my aviation career. With recently completing some new aircraft ratings and helping me get through my Commercial pilots license exams, The training is thorough and well organized. Look forward to completing the rest of my CPL at Guthrie Aviation 

Tiago Rocha

Thanks very much for doing the DG with our Zim and Zambian crew. Its great to see that Zimbabwe has now got these kind of cources on offer. I really hope that you get the support from the rest of the Zim operators as i can rate it better than any of the South African cources. Our next plan is to get you into our other operations in both Botswana and Namibia. Please let us know once you have ...

Alex Henderson

To the GAS team! Congratulations on creating a "world class" flight training school....It has been inspirational to see the transformation over the years. I was fortunate enough to do my multi-engine IR last year through the school based on their newly approved IR training course. This new approach made it an absolute pleasure, with ground school and exams being written at the school rather than ...

Craig Davenport

I would love to thank Guthrie Aviation as a whole for the quality of training i received during the conversion of my S.A Cpl to Zim CPL.May you guys continue maintaining your high standards which i really appreciate and us as pilots the margin of safety will be well improved.

Natsai Chiremba

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

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Guthrie Aviation is the oldest commercially operating flight training school in Zimbabwe.  The school was founded in 1995 by Craig Guthrie who, prior to establishing this school, was involved in training schools since 1988.
 
Although licensed to conduct Air Charter Operations, the schools main focus has always been on pilot training. The school is approved by and registered with the Ministry of Higher Education.

Numerous pilots have been trained at Guthrie Aviation, most of whom have continued their careers in aviation and are today flying for many of the world’s largest airlines. 

The school offers full & part time training for the Private Pilots Licence and the Commercial Pilots Licence, as well as Instrument ratings, night ratings & type conversions (multi-engine and single engine, including tail wheel). The part time training option allows many people to fulfil their dream of learning to fly, whilst continuing with their normal day to day life.

The majority of the training is conducted in Cessna 172’s, with the complex type training being conducted in a Cessna 210.  Multi-engine training is conducted in a Piper Twin Commance or Beachcraft Baron.

All of the schools training material has been developed, over the years, by the dedicated school personnel whose combined experience, exceeds twenty five thousand hours of airborne training.

Training presentations are computerised and the school has it’s own in house computerised testing facility.

The instructors not only have experience in pilot training, but also in charter operations, corporate aviation and scheduled heavy aircraft operations.

Based at Charles Prince Airport in Zimbabwe, the local weather patterns promote flying throughout the year.

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