Fly the yarra Valley Way!

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

YVA News

Important Information - Covid-19

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation continues to unfold, the well-being of all staff, students, customers and our community is at the forefront of our minds. As such, as of COB this afternoon (Tues 24th March) the Lilydale Flying School will cease Dual Flying training apart from some limited flight testing. Solo Flying and Private Hiring will continue as normal and instructors will be on hand to assist and supervise with ninety day check flights. Lilydale Airport (and Lilydale Flying School and Yarra Valley Aviation) will be continuing its other operations 7 days per week including Charter flights, Fuel Sales and Aircraft Maintenance. This all means you will still be able to take to the air!

Aviation News

Can you fly VFR "On Top"

Flying over weather, be it low cloud or smoke haze, is ok as long as a number of conditions are met. In this article we briefly talk about what this means.

YVA Events

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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