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.

FIND OUT MORE

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.

FIND OUT MORE

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

FIND OUT MORE

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.

FIND OUT MORE
Latest News & Events

Find out what is happening at Yarra Valley Aviation

Aviation News

RAAus Scholarships are now open!

The RAAus is pleased to announce that 2020 scholarships are open to applicants of all ages. Applications for the 2020 round of scholarships open on 1st August (closing 31st August) and include the categories of Under 25, Over 25, Instructors, and Maintainers. We have a good record of LFS pilots being awarded these scholarships, so have a go! We'll help with your application references - contact our office or your instructor for a reference letter.

YVA News

Weekly Seminar Series starts this week

Our weekly seminar series starts THIS Wednesday the 12th of August from 6.00pm 'til 7.00pm. We're using the Zoom platform, which you can access from just about any device.Our first session is "A Pro's Guide to flying at Essendon Airport". Our special guest presenter is Kelvin O'Callaghan, who has around 40 years of experience working in Australian air traffic control and who is currently a tower controller at Essendon airport. Kelvin is also learning to fly with us at Lilydale!

YVA News

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.

view all the yarra valley aviation news