Aviation Submission to Federal Minister

Below is the detailed submission that was sent to the Federal Minister Warren Truss as reply to his Aviation Safety Regulation Review (ASRR). The individual replies from members was also forwarded as a separate annex.

Sport Aircraft Association of Australia Minister Reply.pdf 



SAAA will again be supporting the RA-Aus and NATFLY. Fly in with your pride and joy so we can show why we choose to go custom made. Meet Deb and Amber from the office and put a face to the names.

Refresher MPC will be conducted on the Thurday for $150 PP, application via SAAA office, previous MPC must have been completed.

For forums and scheduling go to NATFLY 2014 for the latest news. 


Latest Maintenance Procedures Course (MPC) details.

10-11 September at Narromine(AUSFLY) - Places filling fast!

Bookings via the SAAA office or pay online for existing members Here.


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

Maintenance regulations are changing. Please read http://www.casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/rules/orders/cao100_5.pdf 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 Instrument for EXPERIMENTAL and ABAA aircraft.

Experimental and ABAA aircraft have a new maintenance instrument CASA 33/13 that replaces CASA 146/11.

Please make sure you read 33/13 as there are subtle diferences from 146/11.

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


Important CAAP for all amateur built aircraft

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


Kitplanes Safety Articles.


 The SAAA is please to announce that we have an agreement with Kitplanes Magazine in the united States to reproduce some of their excellent safety articles pertaining to Homebuilt Aircraft. These articles can be found in the Members area from the drop down menu or accessed directly from here.  These articles are available to members only.


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 or to David Brown on 0416223194. To read the details of Project CS13/01 click here.


Your SAAA campaign for PPL Medical Exemption is now a reality.

Your SAAA NC is delighted to announce that CASA has approved an alternative pathway for those who do not meet, or choose not to operate with, a Class 2 medical for holders of a CASA issued licence.


Summary of News Highlights

             CASA proposed clarification of IFR instrumentation requirements.

 Recreational Aviation Administration Organisation (RAAO).

 High Resolution Photographs

 CASA Experimental Aircraft Maintenance

 A message from our National President, Martin Ongley, about our website.

 AUSFLY 2012

 Anticipated developments between CASA and SAAA.

 New Fuel Card Arrangements.

 Carbon TAX hits fuel prices.

 Try our new Forum

 Langley Park Fly-In - Perth's Famous Langley Park

 C of A Pack Price Increase.

 Instrument number CASA 33/13.

 ATSB reportable matters.

 SAAA Handbook Released.

 Maintenance Procedures Course.


Members eMail Address Update

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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 membership 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.

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If you require Advertising in Airsport & The Website then click here for classifieds and rates.


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