YVA News

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.

We will be taking additional precautions, including:

- Cleaning and sanitising aircraft before flying each day and between lessons
- Limiting the number of people in the LFS office at any one time to six (6)
- Clients (and staff) are asked to stay at home if they are showing any signs of illness including a runny nose, fever, cough or sore throat
- Face masks will be available for those who wish to wear them

Alternatively, or in addition, it’s fine to ask your instructor to wear a mask

We will also continue to hire out aircraft for solo flying to those wishing to maintain recency and/or fly for business.

Lastly, we understand each of our clients’ individual circumstances may or may not allow them to recommence their training. Please feel free to call our office to discuss your pathway at any time.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

News From Our Blog

Related Posts

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.

YVA News

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.

YVA News

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.

View all the latest blog posts