At Lyndoch Airfield we’re not just about helicopters!

Did you know that we have a historic site, model aeroplane flying club, airstrip and recreational aviation flying school, horse trail riding and arena/venue for hire.

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Elevation: 800
CTAF: use CTAF 126.7 within 10nm and 3,000FT if over flying Lyndoch airfield, frequent traffic in close proximity.
Aerodrome operators: Barossa Helicopters, 261 Hoffnungsthal Road, Lyndoch, SA 5351
Phone: 08 8524 4209
Handling Facilities: AVGAS by arrangement
Physical Characteristics: 18/36 grassed surface
ATS Communications: Adelaide Center 130.45
Charts related to the aerodrome: WAC 3458 & 3459, Adelaide VTC/VNC
Additional Information:

  • HEL scenic flight OPS 7 days per week.
  • Model ACFT fly most weekends.
  • Private fixed wing activity.
  • Car hire available, close to Barossa Valley accommodation.
  • Overnight aircraft parking available, 24 hour surveillance.

Hoffnungsthal (Valley of Hope) is the location of a former German pioneer settlement, located in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. Founded in 1847, it was located in an ephemeral lagoon which was dry for the first years of settlement. Local Peramangk people warned the settlers that the area was prone to flooding, but this advice was ignored. In October 1853, after a week of heavy spring rains, the village was flooded and many of the houses were evacuated. After the cost of a proposed drain was seen as prohibitive, the village was eventually left deserted. Most of the settlers moved to the Barossa village of Bethanien as well as further a field.

Built on higher ground, the Lutheran church was still used until 1867, when the building was also abandoned.

In the local Peramangk language, Hoffnungsthal was named Yertalla-ngga (flooding land) and between the years 1917 to 1975, it was called Karawirra as part of the changes to German sounding place names during World War I.

All that remains of the village today are the foundations of the church with a commemorative plaque honoring those buried in the now unmarked cemetery.

Have you ever wanted to learn to fly but thought it cost too much? Well here is a cost effective way to get into aviation!

Lyndoch Sport Aviation offers recreational aviation flying training in the safe 2 seat Tecnam aircraft. Our instructors have real flying experience, with our Chief instructor having 25 years of flying experience (in excess of 13,000 hrs) agricultural flying.

If you want to know more about learning to fly, contact Richard on 0418 859 049.

Eagle Scale Aircraft Group have been meeting nearly every weekend for about 20 years. These guys have some amazing scale models that look like the real thing when flying! If its a nice day, head on over to the Hoffnungsthal Memorial and look across the paddock to see if their cars are there. They always welcome visitors to come say hi and take a look over their aircraft.