AirVenture 2017 - We will see you there!

With only a few days to go...

If you haven't completed your plans to attend, or are undecided - now is the time to commit!

We look forward to seeing as many of our members, friends and industry supporters at Narromine over the course of the event running 19 – 21 October.

Beyond the general aspects of the event, planned by the event organiser, SAAA will have our SAAA Narromine facilities open and operating with:

  • A members, friends and supporters meeting area - all aviator and industry supporters are also warmly welcome!
  • Management team members and technical advisers will be available for informal discussions.
  • Hosting for one of the event seminar spaces.
  • A display of 5 or 6 completed aircraft -  representative of the range and types operated by SAAA - access panels removed, instrument panels and systems demonstrated. 
  • A display of components of 3 or 5 part completed projects. 

There will also be:

  • An SAAA Booth will be in the Main Exhibitor's Tent. 
  • SAAA members will be participating in the air display
  • SAAA Aircraft judging competition with member awards in the following categories: 
    • Grand Champion Experimental
    • Best Experimental Aircraft
    • Best Composite Aircraft
    • John Liddell Best Hybrid or Rag and Tube Aircraft
    • Concors d'Elegance

Have a go! Join in and show the aviation community what beautiful aircraft we build. 

You can register your interest in entering the competition by contacting SAAA Head Office at or 02 6889 7777; or contact Bruce Towns at the event. 

Guidance for Pilots
Please also note the “Guidance for Pilots” (at YNRM) has been published also on the AirVenture website at

Ticketing Information
Tickets are required to attend the event and are available for purchase on arrival. Alternatively, you may find it convenient to  purchase a ticket in advance online via the AirVenture website:


SAAA will be holding it Annual General Meeting on Sunday 22nd October at 08.30hrs. The following documents are available for download:
Notice of Meeting
Revisions to Rules
Existing SAAA Rules
Special Resolutions Proxy Form
SAAA Nomination Form
Minutes of 2016 AGM

Annual Reports
SAAA Activity Report
SAAA Treasurers Report
SAAA Audited Financial Report

  SAF AGM 2017

SAF will be holding it Annual General Meeting on Sunday 22nd October at 08.00hrs. 
The following documents are available for download:
Notice of Meeting and Proxy Form
SAF Rules Revision Document
Existing SAF Rules
SAF Nomination Form
Minutes of 2016 SAF AGM

Annual Reports
SAF Activity Reports
SAF Treasurers Report
SAF Audited Financial Report

Member Alert!     Member Renewals
Dear Members,
We apologise for any inconvenience in paying your Membership fees account through to June 2018.
We had worked through the process and mechanism to make this transition with our IT provider, and it had been confirmed that the 'system' would support the transition with ease. 
Unfortunately however, the IT system has failed us and it may be necessary for you to make payment via two separate transactions. If your renewal notice includes a pro-rata period, plus full year membership, the system will only accept one payment at a time. You will be required to pay the pro-rata period, then log back in to make the next payment. Once both payments have been made it will take your membership up to 30 June 2018. 
Next year it will be a simple one off payment. 
Thank you for your forbearance and to the Members who were kind enough to advise us they had issues making a payment. 
Of course, if you require assistance making payment please contact the office. 
- SAAA National Council





The FY1718 Business Plan was approved by NC in July 2017 and is available for Members to review. Here

At the National Council meeting held on the 4  Feb 2017, your NC considered the SAAA’s position with respect to endorsement of training courses for members. 
Click Here to view all SAAA endorsed training courses. 

CASA AvMed Certification Review

SAAA along with all stakeholders in the aviation community were invited to make submissions in respect of CASA’s current review of Aviation Medical certifications.


SAAA naturally delivered a submission. In summary, we have been and continue to advocate like many others both here and in other countries for a system that is more suited for private pilots irrespective of whether they may be operating to VFR, NVFR, IFR or hold other license categories or endorsements. In developing our submission, we have been fortunate to draw on the expertise of many of our Members with a variety of backgrounds from highly qualified and experienced aviators and professional pilots, to those with medical and DAME experience. We thank all of our Members who contributed.


CASA reported receiving around 160 submissions from pilots, industry associations, flying organisations and medical professionals. Those submissions where the author has provided permission for publication are now available on the CASA website from the link below. SAAA’s submission is included.

_____________________________________________________________________________Discussion with Members continued:

Next Forum:        02:00 UTC.  President & Members Forum

We will be hosting the third “President – Chapter & Member Forum”  this ............ at 02:00hrs UTC using the Zoom conferencing software. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTSFlying events are listed in the monthly member news.

 If your Chapter has an event for 2017, please forward details to


SAAA Fuel Discount Scheme.

SAAA has partnered with Skyfuel and Aero Refuellers to provide members with continued access to Air BP, Aero Refuellers and Mobil carnet cards. Details are available in the member's area or click here.

SAAA Announces Foreign Exchange Discount Scheme.

SAAA has partnered with OFX (formally OzForex) to provide members with discounted foreign exchange services. Details are available in the member's area or click here.

Renewals and Website Issues

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For assistance call 02 68897777

or email the webmaster.


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