YVA News

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.

YVA Events

Outback Morning Tea

On Sunday the 17th of November, we're hosting a big Outback Morning Tea to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in celebration of Rev. John Flynn's birthday (founder of the RFDS). Bronni will be cooking up a ridiculous number of her Nan's Scones (best recipe in the world), and you'll be able to get a big fluffy one with a huge dollop of jam and whipped cream for $3 - free tea and coffee provided!

YVA Events

Wings Presentation

Join the Yarra Valley Aviation team on Sunday 24th November for an afternoon of presentations, family friendly social gathering and flying. The afternoon begins at 1pm with presentations at 3pm. For more information contact reception at Yarra Valley Aviation

Other Events

Lake Eyre

A set of very rare circumstances have combined to fill up Lake Eyre. This is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, and many Lilydale pilots are taking the opportunity to fly there and see it. You can hire one of our planes and fly yourself, or we can take you there. William Creek is the place to land, and then tour the lake, also known as Kati Thanda. If you're in a hurry, our PC12's will get you there very quickly.

YVA News

Winter is almost over

The last few weeks have been wet and our grounds have had a lot of rain. We need it, but it does affect our operations - in particular how we handle takeoffs and taxi-ing. While everything is lovely and green, we need to make sure that as much as possible we avoid taxi-ing over any puddles or standing water.

Other Events

2019 Flinders Island Food and Crayfish Festival

Following last year's open and shut success, this event is expected to sell out in a heartbeat! Commercial flights to the Island are all but booked up; that's where we step in! Charter flights ex Essendon/Yarra Valley for the Long Lunch on Saturday (incl overnight, fly back Sunday) are still available - call 03 9739 1211 now for details.

YVA News

Profile of a volunteer - Ree Adams

If you've spent much time at the flying school, you're bound to have come across Ree Adams. She's a regular at our study group and a qualified RPC holder, working on her cross-country endorsement. Ree's been a volunteer at a number of our events including our airshow and will be at Avalon as a volunteer there too.

Aviation News

Melbourne Coastal Route Reminder

If you're flying the Melbourne Coastal Route around Station Pier, the recommended altitudes were changed in December. The VTC and VNC are NOT being recalled and re-released. Your charts, if paper, are WRONG and will be until the next release in May 2019. Yes, you're expected to have read the NOTAM. Both Australian EFB vendors, AvPlan and OzRunways, have patched the charts in their software.

Other Events

Get to Avalon Airshow in style

Take the hassle out of getting to and from the Avalon airshow with a Yarra Valley Aviation return chartered flight. From February 26th to March 3rd Avalon Airport near Geelong will host one of the largest Airshow, Aerospace and Defence exhibitions in the Southern Hemisphere. We will have chartered flights departing from the Yarra Valley Airport for the entire show. Flights will be $220 per person return. Contact the Yarra Valley Aviation team for more information

YVA Events

Lilydale Airshow 2018

A huge day for Aviation lovers and families! Featuring flying displays performed by drool-worthy aircraft; planes that are usually tucked away in hangars are pulled out and shined up for display, and other birds - as rare as they are impressive - come to visit. It's an annual showcase of Aviation in the Yarra Valley: vintage aircraft, warbirds, aerobatic and formation flying displays, all at the stunning Lilydale Airport. ENTRY COST IS $25 per car ($10 for motorbikes), or $10 per head for buses. GATES OPEN 11AM - pre-purchase your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lilydale-air-show-2018-tickets-49628702786?aff=eac2 to avoid waiting at the gate!