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Nils Jameson Safety Seminar

We're very happy to once again be able to welcome Nils Jameson to Lilydale to present another of his excellent Safety Seminars.  Nils flies Boeing 737s for Jet2 in the UK and his seminar is a "not-to-be-missed" event suitable for beginner pilots through to the old hands with thousands of hours.  Wednesday the 18th of March, 6.30pm for 7pm start.   Please RSVP or call us to let us know if you're coming so we can arrange to have enough seats and snacks.

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August Covid-19 Update

Sadly STAGE 4 has forced the LFS to cease flight training for the time being. Given the fact that in the last 4 months there have been zero cases of Covid-19 transmission in Melbourne-based flying organisations, a number of appeals are being made at high level to the relevant Victorian authorities to exempt flight training from the shutdown.We are hopeful on these appeals while there also appear to be some grey areas in the STAGE 4 restrictions as published that may give us room to continue. However, we feel it appropriate to give it 5 days in the hope that a government response to clarify, one way or the other, can be elicited. In the meantime, Yarra Valley Aviation will remain open 7 days per week as per our normal operating hours for essential flying only.

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Updated Advice

Lilydale Flying School is remaining open and operational at this time LFS recognises that pilot skills (especially when learning) degrade as time passes between flights and that our clients have invested or plan to invest considerable amounts of money, time and effort to complete their pilot qualifications. At this time, the best advice we have from Victorian and Federal Governments is that flying lessons continue to be deemed as educational and may continue under the current restrictions.

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Vale Bob Irvine

It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you that Lilydale Flying School instructor, team member and "the voice of the airshow" Bob Irvine passed away last night after a long illness. Many of you will have flown with Bob and benefited from his experience and passion for sharing aviation. Blue skies and tailwinds Bob, you will be missed by all of us at the Lilydale Flying school and our extended community.

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