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. 

See here for more:

Of course, if you require assistance making payment please contact the office. 

- SAAA National Council

News Highlights


Dear Members,

The National Council in the pursuit of open and transparent management is publishing Minutes of Meetings. 

The Minutes are now all available, since this current NC was elected 26th November 2016.





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.



The current National Council was elected 26 November 2016. In the absence of any plan or functional structure at this time, a Business Plan for the 2nd half of FY1617 was prepared and has been in operation since approved in January 2017. This plan will be re-worked for the FY1718 around May / June 2017. In the meantime, the 2nd Half FY1617 Business Plan available here represents the current status of this plan; this will be updated periodically.  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. 

Policy Discussion with Members continued:

Next Webinar        3rd June at 02:00 UTC.  Chapter Presidents & Members webinar.

Dear Members,

We will be hosting the third “President – Chapter Discussion Forum” this coming Saturday at 02:00hrs UTC using the Zoom conferencing software.  We have adjusted the prior planned day / time in an endeavor to find perhaps a more convenient time that suits more Members.

We will also trial inviting individual Members to participate, in addition to the Chapter group participation. This is of course designed to make it more practical for Members to participate. We have increased the participant capacity of the Zoom conferencing software to 100. We hope this will be adequate, but we would nevertheless encourage as many Members to participate as part of Chapter groups as this should improve discussion dynamics and ease of managing discussion. But, all participants will need to be careful to avoid background noise, moving their computers / laptops / tablets as the cacophony of background sound from up to 100 participants will like

Members are reminded to contact the Chapter President & Secretary to find out where your Chapter is meeting to participate in the Webinar. 

All Members will receive an email on how to participate.  Please contact the office if you have not received these details.


Flying 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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Safety Notices & AD's

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Lodge an Occurrence

The New SAAA Occurrence Management System is now live.

The SAAA is committed to Safety.

To access the Safety Occurrence Management System click the button above.

Accident and Defect Summaries



Forums and Facebook

SAAA forums are for members to communicate with each other on topics relevant to aviation and safety.

The forums are open for members and access is  here.

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