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Our School

Yarra Valley Flight Training operates the Coldstream Flying School. Enjoy professional flight training in a friendly club atmosphere at YVFT. We operate both GA and RA training schools, so any flight training from trial lesson through recreational up to commercial can be done at Coldstream. Learn to fly with our experienced instructors in the beautiful Yarra Valley.

Our Courses

Our school is approved to train pilots from their Recreational Licence or Certificate, through Private Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence and Instructor Ratings. We can train existing pilots in the use of complex aircraft (Manual Propeller Control, Retractable Undercarriage or Tailwheel). We run courses in aerobatics and formation flying, we can convert pilots from one type to another, and conduct flight reviews.

Our Aircraft

The YVFT fleet at Coldstream has six aircraft available online. Our fleet includes one Tecnam P92 Echo Super, one Piper Cherokee Warrior, two Piper Cherokee Warrior II, one Piper Cherokee Six and one Cessna A152 Aerobat. Hire rates are listed in the current Rate Sheet.

Tecnam P92 Echo Super

The P-92 Echo Super is the latest aircraft type cross-hired by YVFT. It is a two-place Recreational Aviation-registered aircraft, cruising at 100kt and is ideal in the training role, both for initial training or for pilots converting to the RA system. Our Tecnam is equipped with Dynon D-100 EFIS, Transponder, Aera 500 GPS and dual-adjustable intercom.

Piper Cherokee Six

The Cherokee Six is a larger version of the standard Cherokee design. It features a six-cylinder, 300HP engine, and seating for six. With the variable-pitch propeller, the aircraft cruises at 130kt and is an excellent cross-country aircraft.

Piper Cherokee Warrior/Warrior II

The Piper Cherokee family is one of the most common aircraft available for hire/training in Australia today. This design has trained thousands of pilots and is ideal for, not surprisingly, training and cross-country trips. Aircraft available at YVFT cruise at 105kt with seating for four.

Cessna 150

The Cessna 150 is an excellent ab initio trainer, a good cross-country aircraft for short trips and a nice sightseeing aircraft. The 150 cruises at 95kts and seats two.

Our Staff

Bob Boyd - Chief Flying Instructor & Managing Director

is an experienced senior GA and RA instructor, with over 30 years and 5500 hours aviation experience. Bob owns Yarra Valley Flight Training and is also the Chief Flying Instructor. Bob comes from a technical career in telecommunications.

Ian Ryan - Instructor

Ian received a trial flight for his fourteenth birthday and decided then he wanted to be a pilot. He has now been flying for twelve years, and is the newest instructor here at Coldstream. Ian has worked as an analytical chemist and lifeguard at Kilsyth Centenary Pool and volunteers for the State Emergency Service. Whether you are after an experience for yourself or as a gift, or wanting to learn to fly, Ian would be happy to fulfil your dream.

Dick Gower - Senior Instructor

is a Flying Instructor of the General Aviation and Recreational Aviation flying schools at YVFT. He has over 50 years and 10,000 hours of aviation and flight instructor experience including training students in aerobatics and formation flying and holds CASA test approvals. Dick has recently given up the title of CFI to do more of what he loves (flying) and less of what he does not (paperwork).