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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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We have added a new flight plan form for users to use it can be downloaded here Flight Plan Form or accessed from the our website.
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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More and more pilots are leaving their licence renewal process untill the last few days in the month that it expires. It would appear that they are worried about the validity dates of their licence changing.
Inevitably what happens is, for one reason or another, they cannot do their renewal flight test on their planned date and their licence expires, leading to all sorts of issues.
Quite simply put - you can do your renewal on any day within the month that your licence expires and the validity dates will remain the same!
In other words, if your licence expires on the 31st day of March, you can do the renewal on the 1st of March (the same year!) and the validity dates will remain the same!
Don't leave your renewal to the last week of the month and then expect the school to work some kind of magic when it expires! It is your personal licence and your responsibility to keep it valid!
Please also take time to read the preparation for flight review articles on this web site to ensure you come prepared for your flight review. Doing this will make the process less arduous for both you and your examiner and may even afford you the opportunity to brush up on your skills or lear something new.