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aircraft & hire rates

We hold the quality of our fleet to the same standard we do our training. We use only the best and most suitable training aircraft. 

TVSA have a range of Cessna and Piper aircraft online, including two brand new Piper Archer TXs with G1000 avionics. We also have two fully refurbished Piper Warriors with G3X and G650 avionics.

Our fleet is maintained onsite by our team at TVSA Maintenance. 

To keep both you and the aircraft safe, we have a range of hire terms & conditions you need to know before you clear prop. 

piper warrior II

The PA28-161 Warrior II was first built by Piper Aircraft in 1977 as an upgrade to it’s successful Cherokee family of aircraft. It is used at TVSA for basic and navigation training flights. Larger fuel tanks and higher cruising speed than the Cessna C152 mean it can go further, faster!

TVSA also has two recently refurbished Warrior aircraft fitted with Garmin G3X touch screen avionics, and painted in our new fleet paint-scheme!

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piper archer II

The Piper Archer takes what worked well with the Piper Cherokee family of aircraft and adds a 180-horsepower engine. As a result, it climbs like a rocket, and cruises an extra 10kts faster, at the cost of a slightly higher fuel burn rate.

piper Archer tx

The newest aircraft in the TVSA fleet, the Archer TXs arrived with just 11 hours on the clock! Fitted with a Garmin G1000 Avionics package, these aircraft provide students with exposure to modern flight instrumentation. Pair that with comfortable leather seats, and these aircraft are perfect for longer navigation exercises!

TVSA’s Archer TXs are also capable of flight under the IFR and NVFR.

piper arrow

The Piper Arrow is fitted with a Manual Propeller Pitch Control and Retractable Undercarriage so is perfect for training towards those endorsements. It also cruises at 120 knots, making it a solid choice for training towards a Commercial Licence. 

TVSA’s Piper Arrow is also capable of flight under the IFR.

piper seminole

The Piper PA44 Seminole is a great aircraft for an introduction to multi-engine flight. It features two 180HP engines, Manual Pitch Propeller Control, Retractable Undercarriage, as well as a full suite of avionics and flight instrumentation capable of operations under the IFR. 

At TVSA, the Piper Seminole is used for training towards Multi-engine Class Ratings and Instrument Ratings.

Cessna 152

The Cessna C152 is a two-seater fixed-gear aeroplane first built in 1977 and is used all over the world for flight training. They are perfect for early training sessions due to their basic layout and forgiving nature.

Due to the size of this aircraft, we do have height and weight restrictions for dual flights. If you are more than 6ft tall or 90kg, we recommend opting for the PA28s.

Redbird MCX

Redbird MCX Sim

The Redbird MCX provides an immersive flight simulation experience. It features a wrap around display and three-axis motion, providing feedback in Roll, Pitch, and Yaw. Changes to settings such as weather, position, and emergency drills can be initiated at the touch of a button, allowing students to experience different training scenarios in the safety of a simulated environment. TVSA has the capability to simulate both single-engine and multi-engine aircraft with a range of analogue or glass instrumentation to allow a wide range of training options.

per vdo hour

aircraft hire rates

Current as of July 2021

Aircraft Dual Solo
Cessna 152 (C152)
Piper Warrior (PA28-161)
Piper Archer II / Archer TX (PA28-181)
Piper Arrow (PA28R-200)
Piper Seminole (PA44)
Redbird MCX Simulator


We have the ability to service aircraft all across Victoria. Our fully qualified engineers provide you with quality service as well as speedy turnaround time.

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What can we maintain?

Our team has extensive experience in the service of a range of aircraft and avionic electronics. Follow the button for more information. 

terms and conditions

All rates are per hour (start up to shut down)

All private hire is to be paid for in accordance with our current private hire agreement

Rates listed are not applicable to overseas or full-time Diploma students

All rates are inclusive of landing fees excluding those at capital city international airports

Full payment is required on the day of the flight

Rates include fuel if taken from TVSA fuel bowser or using TVSA fuel cards at selected airports

Fuel purchased off-field will be reimbursed at a maximum of the bowser rate of YBSS

Aircraft hire exceeding 24 hours is subject to Management approval, attracts additional terms, and will incur a deposit fee

Prices are subject to change without notice

Cancellation fees may be charged if cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the booking

Cancellation rate is 50% of the expected flight duration for flights cancelled with less than 24 hours notice

Landing fees (excluding those at capital city international airports)

Pre & post flight briefings

AirServices fees outside of Bacchus Marsh

IFR approach fees

Fuel if purchased with TVSA cards

CASA fees

Additional training or tuition required to meet the standard