News Highlights

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.

Presidents message on additional board members.  See under NEWS tab.


Ausfly is now Oz-Kosh and will be held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2016.  Courses start on 6th October.

Airsport Winter 2016


Report under the NEWS tab.

GATTON AIRPARK - Breakfast Fly-in  8th May 2016

contact Martin Hone for more details


Fly-in BBQ Lunch 12pm  & Hangar dinner 5pm, Saturday May 14, 2016


see more details under events


Replacement for Expiring Maintenance instrument

The new Instrument CASA 15/16 which allows SAAA members to maintain EAB aircraft under the 51% rule is available on the Comlaw website, see

This instrument is a duplicate of the expiring instrument CASA 33/13.   CASA is to be congratulated for replacing the instrument on time as promised.


Podcast on Experimental Ownership in Australia

The latest edition of the Go Flying Australia - pod cast.  Mark Newton talks about ABE and ownership of his RV6.  Thanks for the insight Mark, fly safe from your SAAA family.


see video

Airsport Autumn 2016


2014 SAF/Ausfly Documents available also SAAA 3 Year Forecast

Member Documents

Proposed courses for 2016 - these are the proposed dates and locations

Please call SAAA HQ to book a place today or email us on !


  • April - Brisbane and Launceston. Proposed dates for both courses 9th and 10th April.
  • May - Adelaide. Proposed dates 14th and 15th May.
  • July - Sydney. Proposed dates 9th and 10th July.
  • August - Brisbane and Melbourne. Proposed dates 13th and 14th August.
  • September - Narromine. Proposed dates 6th and 7th September.
  • October - Perth. Proposed dates 8th and 9th October.
  • November - Adelaide. Proposed dates 12th and 13th November.


  • February - Narromine. Proposed dates 27th and 28th February.
  • June - Narromine. Proposed dates 11th and 12th June.

Sheet Metal Workshop

  • April - Narromine. Proposed dates 23rd and 24th April.
  • November - Narromine

Members Documents Available.

Accounts and Governance Documents in this folder.

Our Constitutions are now available online..

Sport Aircraft Association of Australia Inc. (SAAA)

Sport Aviation Facilities Inc. (SAF)

SAAA Code of Conduct for National Council and Staff

SAAA Code of Conduct for National Council.pdf

Aviation Safety Regulation Review (ASRR)

The Ministerial review has been completed and has been published on the Government Infrastructure site.

ASRR Report May 2014 is available Here

Aviation Submission to Federal Minister

Linked is the detailed submission that was sent to the Federal Minister Warren Truss as reply to his Aviation Safety Regulation Review (ASRR)

Terms of reference Here

Member replies Here

Ministerial Reply Here

The individual replies from members was also forwarded as a separate .

CAO 100.5 "General requirements in respect of maintenance of Australian aircraft"

Maintenance regulations are changing. Please read

CAO100.5 to determine the changes required for your aircraft. CASA is drafting further “guidance” re Certification Maintenance Requirements or CMR.

This means the required scheduled maintenance tasks which were established during the design certification of an aircraft, as operating limitations of the aircraft’s type certificate (TC) or supplemental type certificate (STC)

Emergency Manoeuvre Training (EMT)

The Australian Aerobatic Academy are working to assist owners and operators of experimental and amateur built aircraft to learn the skills that can save your life. Minimum of six persons required.

Indicative costs (including GST) are as follows:

  • Group briefings: $99.00 per person (once-off fee covers all briefings).
  • Aircraft ferry costs: $99.00 per person, per weekend (based on 6 people at Narromine).
  • Lesson cost: $311.20 per flight (based on 0.8 hr VDO).
  • Own aircraft training: $110 / hr instructor hire plus $20 / flight "own aircraft" fee per flight.

For more information click here

Maintenance Instruments for EXPERIMENTAL and ABAA aircraft

Experimental and ABAA aircraft builders' current maintenance instrument is CASA 33/13 /p>

Instrument of exemption CASA EX180/12 defines conditions and limitations relating to Experimental aircraft maintenance.

Important explanatory CAAP 42ZC-2(0) for all amateur built aircraft

CAAP 42ZC-2(0) is the explanatory document for all things Experimental and ABAA.

CASA proposed clarification of IFR instrumentation requirements.

If you are planning to equip you pride & joy for IFR or if you are an IFR operator please read the CASA project CS 13/01 as this may effect you.

You can respond directly to CASA with your submission.

IFR Safety case summary is the summary of the reply put to CASA regarding IFR argument.

IFR Safety Case is a very professional reply to CASA by our passionate volunteer members.

High Resolution Photographs

If you have high resolution photos of your pride and joy please email them to for us to use in promotion and our magazine.

 Kitplanes Safety Articles.

Members' eMail Address Update

Do we have your correct email address?

From time to time we send information to members via email. This enables us to contact you quickly with up-to-date information for you to provide a convenient reply if necessary. Not all members have provided an email address, and many are outdated. If you have not received an email from us recently we probably don't have your correct email. Simply email your name and updated contact details to enquiries at SAAA or click on the 'Update My Details' in the Members Section of the web site.

If you don't have an email address or a relative who could receive emails for you, contact Head Office and we will arrange for any important information to be posted directly to you.

To update your details online log in as a member, click on the 'Update My Details' in the Members Section of the web site. This will then allow you to update your email address and other important information for our database.

Log In/Forgotten Password.

In the top right hand corner of this home page is the box to login to the members' only section. Please follow the prompts. If you still have difficulty or get no response please email the details to the webmaster.

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