I started my flight lessons with another highly recommended training company in Twin Falls. I continued with my off and on lessons for a little over a year and a half and considered stopping lessons all together. A friend of mine that has been a pilot for a few years suggested that I reach out to Garth Baker at Short Final Aviation. After my first meeting with Garth, I know that I would finish. I felt like Garth had the same goals for me that I had - to be a proficient pilot. I have since received my license and will be continuing my education with Garth to complete my IFR training. My 18 year old son Jase started with Garth this year and is about to do his 2nd solo cross country. I’m thankful that I was introduced to Garth, he has helped me to complete my life long dream of getting my pilots license. There is definitely a difference between getting flying lessons and becoming a pilot! Thank you Garth
Andrew(Wednesday, September 12 18 10:08 am EDT)
Garth is easy to get along with, and his teaching style is low-pressure. He also has good equipment that he takes good care of. It’s apparent that he loves to teach, and is passionate about aviation!
Jon(Friday, April 06 18 01:24 pm EDT)
Highly recommend using Short Final and Garth. He takes your training very personal. You couldn’t find an easier guy to sit right seat instructing you as you learn. Thanks Garth.
Jaret Wiley(Saturday, March 10 18 11:21 am EST)
Anyone from a beginner pilot all the way up to a veteran pilot, I guarantee garth can teach you something. Just finished my ground school and I am blow away by the amount of knowledge garth has. If you are wanting to get into flying, I highly recommend you look no further than short final aviation. You won't be disappointed.
Cameron Schoessler(Tuesday, February 27 18 09:52 pm EST)
Short Final Avaition is a great place for anyone to start flying. Garth works very hard and he uses time very effectively. I just recently received my pilots license with the help of Garth! If avaition has been a dream, look no farther than Short Final.
Alan Hansten(Monday, February 19 18 07:50 pm EST)
I completed my flight review with Garth a couple of days ago. He's very thorough, knowledgeable, and a great instructor. I would definitely recommend him for your flight instruction needs.
Keith Sivertson(Wednesday, January 17 18 03:00 pm EST)
Recently completed BFR with Garth.
Easy to schedule. Very complete ground and air review. Fairly priced.
Will definitely train with him again
Scott Martin(Wednesday, January 17 18 10:35 am EST)
I have just over 30 hours and have wanted to get prepared for my solo cross-country. I struggled getting on the schedule with my previous trainer, so I recently switched to Garth after some advise from a Pilot that I am friends with. In my first flight with Garth he took me through maneuvers that I hadn’t experienced yet and has set a schedule and timeline for my copletion. I’m excited to get on track and finish my license - Thanks Garth!
Dusty Votroubek(Sunday, December 31 17 09:21 pm EST)
Thanks Garth for the great ground school. What I gained from this experience goes above and beyond the material conveyed throughout the course. Garth is very passionate, easy to understand, always available, extremely knowledgeable about aviation, ensures a deep understanding, and would never give up on any of his students. Because of his exceptional instruction I was able to pass the written exam the first time. Thanks again Garth!
Jim Scarrow(Friday, December 01 17 11:09 pm EST)
Thanks Garth for your passion for flying and the ability to rub it off on your students and those around you. It was evident in the very first class that this was going to be fun and you were there to help us with being the very best we could be. Thanks again for an awesome ground school. If you want someone who cares and is willing to spend the time with you needed, Garth is your man!!!!!
Todd Thomas(Friday, October 20 17 01:02 pm EDT)
Garth is a great teacher, doesn't waste time and gets you through the learning material very efficiently. I would definitely recommend him.
Landunn Koyle(Friday, October 20 17 12:37 pm EDT)
Garth really knows his stuff and is more than willing to help anyone out! definitely worth every penny?
Just finished ground school with Garth and passed my exam without any problems. Great instruction in an atmosphere conducive to helpful discussion. Thanks Garth!!
Garrett Nash(Sunday, February 19 17 12:03 pm EST)
I want to thank Garth for everything. He was always willing to reach out and help me whenever I needed it. He has a great passion for flying and he knows what he is talking about. Thanks again Garth!
Josh Stevenson(Monday, January 16 17 03:32 am EST)
Garth is awesome, anyone thinking about getting started in aviation this is the place to be. Garth has real passion for what he does both in the class room and in the air. Five stars from this guy thanks again Garth we nailed it.
Cole Seamons(Thursday, October 20 16 11:08 am EDT)
I'd like to start by saying thank you Garth. One of the bigger issues I found in becoming a pilot is finding somebody with time and patience because everyone has different learning curves but Garth
is the kind of person that can read people and can figure out different methods and being able to teach and have you fully understand every part of the question. there are instructors and ground
school teachers that are good but the one thing Garth has is the passion for helping somebody achieve their goal. So without a doubt Garth is your man if you want to get things done!
Jordan Staley(Friday, July 08 16 07:53 pm EDT)
Garth is a great pilot and a great teacher. I was able to pass the written exam with ease in just two months thanks to Garth. Would recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to fly.
Brad Gough(Monday, June 27 16 11:47 am EDT)
Very professional.He explains in real language and not institutional language.
I highly recommend Garth for your ground school course!!!!!!!
Eric Staley(Friday, June 24 16 12:22 pm EDT)
Thanks Garth could not have done it without you. Passing the test was easier with the great instruction that I had. There was a lot of information that we put in my head over a short period of time,
and amazingly it stayed. Thanks again