The direction of the LVAC is steered through the Committee of Management elected by the members of the Club. As a member, you are entitled to nominate, if you so desire.

There are also other sub-committees that help organise flying displays, flying competitions, “fly-aways” to other clubs and other such significant events like the annual Wings Dinner.

The Latrobe Valley Aero Club also has an active social club that does much to create a happy and friendly atmosphere for all members, be they students or “old hands”.

LVAC Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

Committee Members

President: Gene Ipenburg
Vice President:Barney Hansford & Phillip Reeves
Secretary:John Warren
Treasurer:Peter Parniak
Committee Members:Paul Andronicou, Adrian Marthick, Jamey Lawn, Rob Bonfield & Mick North
Finance Sub Committee Members:Treasurer Peter Parniak, Fiona Macrae, Jamey Lawn, Paul Andronicou & Dan Trotter
Flying Sub Committee Members:President Gene Ipenburg, Chief Base Instructor & Committee Members Paul Andronicou & Dan Trotter

Flying Staff

General Aviation Base Pilot:Gerard Lappin
Recreational Aviation Chief Flying Instructor:Gerard Lappin
Recreational Aviation Flying Instructor:Tim Little


General AviationRecreational Aviation
Training PartnerPAC (Peninsula Aero Club)Latrobe Valley Aero Club
Licences RPL – Recreational Pilots Licence
PPL – Private Pilots Licence
CPL – Commercial Pilots Licence
ATPL – Airport Transport Pilots Licence
Other Courses as delivered by PAC
Recreational Pilots Certificate