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.

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...

Northam, WA, Fly-In. What a great day!

The Northam fly-in on Saturday 24th March was a great day.  The event was hosted by Northam SAAA / Hangar Owners. Congratulations and thanks to Kim Lawrence, Greg McFarlane and all those who so generously helped pull this together and provide the venue and delicious...

Technical Bulletin – Alert – RV9A Landing Gear & Bolts Lengths (relevant to all aircraft)

This Technical Bulletin, whilst specific in this case to the RV9A Vans Aircraft kit, has relevance to all aircraft in respect of making sure bolt lengths are correctly selected. Don't be short on exposed threads - it's bad practice, and not in anyone's interest. TECH...

AirSport – Autumn 2018

AirSport - Autumn 2018 edition is out! Congratulations to AirSport's Editor, Kathy Mexted - another outstanding issue!  Thanks from all at SAAA. Check out this short video promoting our latest edition of AirSport - Click...

Australian General Aviation Alliance – AGAA

 Australian General Aviation Alliance “Promoting & Protecting your Freedom to Fly”   AOPA, SAAA and AMROBA announce the establishemnt of AGAA – Australian General Aviation Alliance.  AGAA has been established with focus areas of: Growth – Community Engagement, Youth...

Transition Training – Feedback from some happy fliers

Taking the opportunity to learn more about your aircraft or improve your flying skill. Check out this story. The Super Legacy.   Lancair Super Legacy Training in Tasmania Have just spent three days exploring the capabilities of the Lancair Super Legacy RG with Gary...

AirSport – The magazine of the Sport Aircraft Association of Australia

Our AirSport Editor, Kathy Mexted has put together this great video promoting our current AirSport Issue. Check out what's been happening around the SAAA community!   https://vimeo.com/254970191     Don't forget - if you have any interesting stories,...

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