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About Yarra Valley Aviation

For all your flying needs

Yarra Valley Aviation is based at Lilydale Airport in Melbourne's picturesque Yarra Valley just 45 minutes east of the Melbourne CBD.

Whether you are after a scenic joy flight, an unforgettable Air Safari experience, require an Air Charter service or have the desire to take the controls yourself and learn to fly, Yarra Valley Aviation can help.

Looking for an unforgettable aviation experience? Yarra Valley Aviation offer a variety of packages, where you are able to enjoy the thrill of flying by yourself, or with friends and family.

Charters

Charter Flights offer you the flexibility to travel to places that are inaccessible by other means of transport within an efficient time frame.  Charter flights allow you to travel when it suits you, rather than on someone else's schedule, and in luxury and comfort.

BUSINESS CHARTERS

With a wide range of aircraft and vast experience in charter flights, Yarra Valley Aviation can get you to your business destination and back, in minimum time, with minimum fuss, and maximum time spent at your destination. Reduce travel times, eliminate the need for overnight stays, and simplify your travel plans.

FREIGHT CHARTERS

Do you absolutely have to get something somewhere right away? Sometimes it seems the inability to get the smallest item to where you need it can disrupt your entire operation. Yarra Valley Aviation offer a wide range of Freight Charter solutions to take practically anything anywhere, at any time, with minimum fuss.

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Flight Experiences

Looking for an unforgettable aviation experience? Yarra Valley Aviation offer a variety of packages, where you are able to enjoy the thrill of flying to hard to reach locations by yourself, or with friends and family.  Personalised gift vouchers are available if you're looking for the perfect gift for someone special.

AIR ADVENTURES

If you're looking for something different to do in the Yarra Valley, why not consider an air adventure. We have a range of packages suitable for every member of the family. See the Melbourne CBD lights from the air, get in the front seat and fly the aeroplane or even get on board for the ultimate adrenaline rush with an Aerobatic Adventure.

AIR SAFARI

Air Safaris, in the tradition of the golden age of air travel, provide a unique way for groups to travel to places that are either inconvenient or inaccessible by other means of transport. Plan your once in a lifetime trip from one of the regular trips we provide below, or custom make your own Air Safari.

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Lilydale Flying School

At one time or another almost eveyone has dreamt of being able to fly. Be one of the few who actually take the next step

LEARN TO FLY

The RAA Pilot Certificate / RPL (Recreational Pilot License) phase is the first step in becoming a pilot. One of our instructors will guide you through a simple step-by-step process, which breaks learning to fly down into a series of individual lessons focussed on the fundamental skills required to safely control the aircraft.

ADVANCED FLIGHT TRAINING

Yarra Valley Aviation offers a wide range of advanced pilot training including:
CPL
NVFR
Instrument Ratings
Aerobatic
Formation

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Yarra Valley Airport

Yarra Valley Aviation is situated at Yarra Valley Airport, on MacIntyre Lane half-way between Lilydale and Yarra Glen. Prior permission is required to land and this can be obtained in person or by phone from Flight Operations at Lilydale Flying School on (03) 9739 1211.

Permission can NOT be obtained on CTAF 119.1 or from anyone other than an employee of Lilydale Airpor.

SERVICES

With a wide range of aircraft and vast experience in charter flights, Yarra Valley Aviation can get you to your business destination and back, in minimum time, with minimum fuss, and maximum time spent at your destination. Reduce travel times, eliminate the need for overnight stays, and simplify your travel plans.

FACILITIES

Do you absolutely have to get something somewhere right away? Sometimes it seems the inability to get the smallest item to where you need it can disrupt your entire operation. Yarra Valley Aviation offer a wide range of Freight Charter solutions to take practically anything anywhere, at any time, with minimum fuss.

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Latest News & Events

Find out what is happening 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.

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