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  • Latrobe Valley Aero Club :: History
    Tri Pacers to offer pilots a four seater cabin touring aircraft They were joined in 1961 by a Piper Comanche an advanced aircraft with retractable undercarriage This faster aircraft proved popular for the growing number of charters and safari type flights through outback Australia This period saw the Club establish itself on the present site of what is now Latrobe Regional Airport in 1959 developing over the years many facilities enjoyed today hangars clubhouse and refuelling installation The Club played a significant role in the establishment of the Airport and in the ongoing operation and development of the Airport over the years The early sixties saw the development and production of an all Australian training aircraft the AIRTOURER This promised a modern cheap and economical aircraft for Club use Latrobe Valley Aero Club bought the first production Airtourer and by 1966 was operating five of these aircraft almost exclusively for training The mid 1960s were boom years in flying training in Australia and the Club grew rapidly At its peak the Club employed a full time staff of 13 including a Manager five flying instructors maintenance engineers and apprentices and office staff The Club flew over five thousand hours in one year Just as quickly as it started the flying boom ended and by the late sixties the Club was facing one of its most challenging periods Aircraft were sold the workshop closed country centres discontinued and just a handful of staff was left to carry on These economies proved effective and in 1973 the Club purchased a new Cessna 172 This began a gradual fleet re equipment program Since then the Club enjoyed a more or less steady growth pattern through the to the end of the decade The new century brought new challenges and opportunities including a fleet

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  • Latrobe Valley Aero Club :: Pilots
    History Pilots Committee and Staff FAQ Past Students Contact Us About Us History Pilots Committee and Staff FAQ Past Students Gerard Lappin Grade 1 Instructor CPL RA Aus Senior Instructor John Warren Grade 1 Instructor CPL RAA Instructor Alan Campbell

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  • Latrobe Valley Aero Club :: Committee and Staff
    club As a member you are entitled to nominate if you so desire There are also other sub committees that help organize flying displays flying competitions fly aways to other clubs and other such significant events as the annual Wings Dinner The Latrobe Valley Aero Club also has an active social club that do much to create a happy and friendly atmosphere for all members be they students or old

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  • Latrobe Valley Aero Club :: FAQ
    when you can start learn i ng to fly when accompanied by a flight instructor but you must be 15 years old to fly solo Do I need a licence to fly as a student pilot Whilst under the supervision of a flight school you do not need a licence However you will need an aviation reference number ARN prior to flying solo How about a medical certificate You will

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  • Latrobe Valley Aero Club :: Past Students
    Alex Hood Alan Helding and Gary Chadwick Three weeks after my first flight I passed my restricted PPL test with John Willis the CFI on 9 Jan 1982 The Department of Transport the CASA of the day did not notice that I was only 16 and a half years old and issued me with a restricted PPL and I was able to take passengers in the training area whilst still 6 months under age After turning 17 I then completed my unrestricted PPL with the LVAC in Oct 1982 I flew a total of 150 hours at the LVAC on the Cessna 172s VH EUI UGO CMX INU and STH dropping parachutists flying with the AIRTC and doing cost share flights I learned to spin the Victa Airtourer VH MOI and got endorsed on the Cessna 206 VH IQH before and to quote Don Suckling Joined the big government flying club In May 1984 I joined the RAAF and my experience at the LVAC certainly helped me in the initial stages of pilots course After receiving my wings I was posted to fly fighters at RAAF Williamtown with No 77 SQN No 2 OCU No 3 SQN and was then posted to RAAF Tindal with No 75 SQN I began instructing in 1990 at No 2 OCU when I became a Fighter Combat Instructor FCI on the F A 18 Hornet I then qualified as an Instrument Rating Examiner IRE on the F A 18 Hornet I continued flying fighters throughout my RAAF career until joining Cathay Pacific Airways in February 1993 After moving to Hong Kong I converted to the L1011 TriStar My current role is as a Training Captain Check on the Airbus A330 and A340 I hold a current Grade 1 Flight Instructor Rating with multiple training

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  • Latrobe Valley Aero Club :: Contact Us
    About Us History Pilots Committee and Staff FAQ Past Students Contact Us Latrobe Valley Aero Club Contact Info Address Airfield Road Traralgon Victoria 3844 Postal PO Box 3083 Gippsland Mail Centre VIC 3841 Phone 03 5174 2591 Fax 03 5176 1097 AWIS 03 5176 0534 CTF 126 0 Have a question for us Please fill out the form below and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible

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  • Latrobe Valley Aero Club :: Login
    Latrobe Valley Aero Club User Account Email Address Password Options Remain logged in to website Forgot Your Password Enter your email address below We will send you instructions to reset

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  • Latrobe Valley Aero Club :: FunFlight
    Members About Us History Pilots Committee and Staff FAQ Past Students Contact Us FunFlight Latrobe Valley Aero Club was proud to once again participate in the FunFlight program for sick disabled and foster children Several pilots volunteered their time to fly aircraft for these children and their families around the local area For many it was their first flight in an aircraft With a BBQ provided after the flights a

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