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Summer NOTAC

So far this summer has seen us dealing with very dry conditions and smoke haze.  The Yarra Valley has a unique micro-climate and when it's smokey elsewhere, sometimes we're clear, and visa-versa.  Don't trust weather cameras, they don't tell an accurate story.  Call us before you make any decisions about flying to YLIL, or having a lesson.

While we had some very welcome rain in mid January, things are pretty dry, please take care when taxi-ing to avoid any obvious dust patches and do your runups away from them if you can. If in doubt, talk to our desk staff or instructors, and especially when it's windy, point your aircraft into the wind for run ups and parking where possible.

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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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