Sport Aircraft Association of Australia

We are a group of aviation enthusiasts, assisting each other to build, maintain and operate sport aircraft. We educate our members to continuously improve safety outcomes.

Technical Bulletin – Changes to SAAA Flight Test Guide & Cards – Stall Recovery

Late November 2018, one of our Members who is an experienced experimental aircraft test pilot suggested some changes to some of the advice shown within the SAAA Flight Test Guide book, and Test Cards. Specifically, with regard to stalling the aircraft and use of full...

Flight Ops Support for SAAA Members Climbs to New Levels!

A new Flight Safety Advisor program that now includes Type Transition & Re-current Flight Training – “delivered by SAAA Members who know our planes best” Many of our Members will be aware of this project, and if you were at AusFly in October, you will likely have...

AGAA representatives front Senate Hearing Committee – 19th November 2019

Comparing and contrasting medical and other standards for pilots within the self-administered sector against those of CASA-regulated pilots. AGAA representatives from AOPA, SAAA, AMROBA and GFA attended and provided evidence to the Rural & Regional Affairs &...

AusFly 2019 – All Aviators Under One Sky!

The dates are set! 17th - 20th October 2019 The success of AusFly 2018 was plain for all to see.  A phenomenal demonstration our great Australian general aviation community and spirit at work - it ticked all the boxes - fun, relaxing, community spirit, catching up...

Safety NOTAM – CASA Publication – Changes to Melbourne Port Phillip Bay VFR lane effective 8th November 2018

Subject: RAPAC OOS re MEL RWY 34 GLS consequential changes to Port Phillip Bay VFR lane [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]UNCLASSIFIED To all sport organisations, Please find an out of sessions RAPAC paper that the OAR would like you to disseminate to members in relation to an...

Safety NOTAM – CASA Publication – New Fuel Rules effective 8th November 2018

New fuel rules are coming The rules covering minimum fuel requirements are changing soon. For private operators - the rules begin on 8 November 2018. For AOC and Part 141 certificate holders with a certificate in force on 7 November 2018 - you have until 28 February...

CASA Airworthiness Directive Notification Changes

CASA released the following information on the 9th October 2018 regarding policy changes to their Airworthiness Directive notification service. CASA wrote: Dear Subscriber, CASA is changing our policy regarding notification of Urgent Airworthiness Directives (ADs) via...

Australian Flying – AusFly 2018 – Article 5th October 2018

Ausfly to run on Spirit of Co-operation 5 October 2018 If co-operation and spirit have any clout in this world, then Ausfly 2018 looks to be a great success already. The GA industry fly-in is back at Narromine on 19-21 October under the organisation of the Australian...

AusFly 2018 – Registrations are now open!

The event organisers will need to know for planning purposes (catering, aircraft parking, car parking and under-wing camping arrangements etc) whether you plan to fly-in with an aircraft, whether you will need car parking, intend to camp under the wing and which of...

CASA moves on low cost ADSB for VFR aircraft

CASA called for submissions on this project in December 2017.  SAAA contributed by way of a separate written submission, and also through a joint questionnaire style response with AOPA. We believe this is a great result to enhance situational awareness. The following...

MEMBER NOTAM – AusFly

MEMBER NOTAM - AusFly 1 September 2018 AusFly is coming up fast - 7 weeks away. 18th - 21st October kicking off with the arrival BBQ on the Thursday evening hosted by SAAA.We hope to see as many of you at AusFly as possible. This is a great opportunity to connect with...

Part 149 has arrived

The much heralded Part 149 regulation has arrived. Most of our Members will be aware that our management team have been developing a complete system of governance that covers all technical, financial and administrative aspects of our organisation's activities. This is...

General Aviation Summit 2018 – Wagga Wagga

What a success this event was!   Almost 40 general aviation organisations attended representing close to 30,000 aviators. Stunning outcome - acknowledged as being the most significant gathering of GA organisations in decades. SAAA is enormously proud to be one of the...

General Aviation Summit 2018 – Wagga Wagga 9th-10th July – SET FOR TAKE-OFF

As a founding Member of AGAA, SAAA alongside AOPA and AMROBA are proud to be part of the Australian General Aviation Alliance hosting the General Aviation Summit 2018, Wagga Wagga, 9th - 10th July.                 The Australian General Aviation Alliance welcomes the...

Approval for CTA and 601-760KG MTOW for RAAus Pilot Certificate Holders

SAAA and its partners in AGAA, Australian General Aviation Alliance, have each written to Mr. Carmody - Director of Aviation Safety - CASA, Mr Rob Walker - Group Manager Stakeholder Engagement - CASA, and Mr Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for...

AusFly 2018 18-21 October – Update: Matt Hall will be joining us at AusFly 2018

All Aviators Under One Sky! If you have not already visited the AusFly 2018 website, check out www.ausfly.com.au.  Here you will find the preliminary event details as they stand today. We will have lots happening, and we are very pleased to be able to announce that...

Announcing AusFly 2018 – Narromine Airport 18th – 21st October

All Aviators Under One Sky Thursday - Sunday, 18th – 21st October 2018 Visit AusFly 2018 here.   SAAA in conjunction with AOPA, AMROBA, Narromine Gliding Club, Narromine Aero Club, Narromine Museum and the Narromine Shire will be hosting the AusFly 2018 event from...

Maintenance Procedures Course (MPC) Alerts

Coming up soon..... Temora 7-8 June 2018 Perth (Serpentine) 9-10 June 2018 A reminder from the SAAA Training Team – there are two MPCs coming up soon at Temora 7-8 June and Perth (Serpentine) 9-10 June. If you are getting close to finishing your build, plan ahead –...

Changes to SAAA Admin & Financial Support

Effective 18th April 2018, we have commenced the process to end the SAAA-TAS contract. TAS, The Association Specialists, have been providing "front of house", administration and book-keeping / accounting support services to SAAA since June 2016. The fundamental reason...

The new Class 2 Medical rules are here…… from Weds 4th April 2018

Thanks to all amongst the aviation community who have contributed to this outcome. A great result! Following is a CASA notice On-the-spot Class 2 Medicals Tuesday 3 April 2018 From tomorrow 4 April, all designated aviation medical examiners (DAMEs) will have the...

If you’re thinking about building your own aircraft, then the SAAA is your best starting point.

SAAA is likely the most cost effective & expert supported environment to build, maintain & fly Experimental Category aircraft.

Check out our aircraft build support program, and our type transition and re-current flight training program – SAAA supports Members with aircraft builds, flight ops and maintenance.

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