Membership Renewal Benefits
We really want to see you continue your Membership of SAAA – we have put an enormous amount of work into improving SAAA and hope you can stay with us to enjoy it’s growth and opportunities into the future.
- Continued Membership of the SAAA offers you a raft of benefits that potentially save you thousands of dollars each year – the most substantial being savings if you insure under the SAAA-QBE Insurance Scheme and savings if you exercise your privilege to maintain your own aircraft in accordance with the prevailing CASA Instrument (hold a valid SAAA MPC Certificate)
- You may wish to review the Member Benefits page on our website – there is much to be gained from retaining your membership.
- We are offering a special Legacy Membership to those who for whatever reason no longer own and are no longer able to fly any aircraft, yet are still making a substantial contribution to the SAAA community and still desire to remain part of the SAAA Community. Membership under these circumstance must be sought by way of a written application indicating grounds for such a Membership to be granted with the approval of the National President. If you would like to be considered for this Membership, please contact our Member Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 6889 7777.
We are proud of our efforts over the last five years, please read some of the highlights below:
- – Build a team of technical and support staff. This improves the delivery and quality of technical and administrative support services to our Members. Importantly, this also reduces the reliance on volunteers to run and manage the business.
- – Developed a modern website packed with a growing information resource from Chapter details, technical and administrative support team details, to technical and corporate reference centres.
- – Developed a new and streamlined SAAA Chapter Charter – this greatly reduces the administrative burden on Chapter leaders and allows everyone to focus more on Chapter activities – having fun! A number of new and re-established Chapters have already adopted the new structure; we encourage other Chapters to move to the new structure.
- – Put in place a new Chapter Funding program which, whilst still supporting all SAAA Chapters, provides for targeted assistance to new and small Chapters, and special projects.
- – Established our Flight Operations support to Members with a team of formally appointed Flight Safety Advisors (FSAs) and our own Flight Instructors to deliver Type Transition Training – all managed under our CASA approved Flight Training & Safety Manual (FTSM).
- – Started work to build Flight Reviews into our FTSM.
- – Established our Safety Management System which includes our own Occurrence Management System.
- – Continued to advocate on behalf of Members to protect and enhance members’ interests through:
o Engagement in the relevant Senate RRAT Committee hearings;
o Submissions to Senate Committees, CASA and Air Services.
- – In response to encouragement from CASA, almost completed development of a Maintenance Techniques Course (MTC). Beyond creating a comprehensive knowledge base, the MTC aims to streamline (and replace) the current Maintenance Procedures Course (MPC) and also provide a basis for non-builder aircraft owners to conduct their own annual inspections and related certifications of their aircraft. We hope to be able to submit the course and all supporting documentation to CASA for approval mid-2021 – given CASA’s long-standing support for this, we are hopeful of an expedient approval.
- – Begun investing in the future through engagement with young Australians – nurturing a new generation of Members and future Australian aviators. The first major step in this regard, and long called for by SAAA Members, is the SAAA Sponsored Youth Aircraft Build & Fly Program. The first aircraft, an RV12 being built by 6 schools across the country is well on its way to completion.