Testimonials

Guthrie Aviation is a highly professional organisation driven by strong leadership and excellent instructors. I have learnt an enormous amount during the PPL course. Thank you to the team for the patience and guidance in the air and on the ground.

Phillip Dumont de Chassart

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

Thanks very much to the Guthrie Aviation team for the professional PPL training received.  Having such passionate and knowledgeable lecturers/instructors who scheduled me in whenever I needed was brilliant and much appreciated.  Keep up the good work!

Andrew Hill

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

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

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

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

Big thanks to the GAS team for providing an excellent,well structured Caravan course.Look forward to more training with you in the future.

Adrian Mundangepfupfu

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

Thank you so much Guthrie Aviation for training me so well in getting my ppl. You are the  best! If you want to get the best training and be a good, safe pilot. GUTHRIE AVIATION IS THE BEST PLACE TO BE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Prudence Chinyemba

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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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