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Sport aviation

Sport aviation covers almost half the aircraft operating in Australia. It involves about 75,000 participants, more than 9000 aircraft and 288,000 parachute jumps each year.

Sport aviation offers a wide range of activities and is an economical way to take part in aviation. It also provides a proving ground for new aviation concepts and technology.

The Australian sport aviation industry includes manufacturers, training facilities, organised competitions, and enthusiasts who all contribute to growth in Australian aviation.

Sport aviation and what it covers

CASA's role in sport aviation

Avsafety seminars

Our sport aviation office works with our aviation safety advisors to provide relevant safety advice and deliver safety education and training to members of recreational aviation organisations.

Jabiru engine limitation relief

Operators of aircraft powered by Jabiru engines can obtain relief from operating limitations imposed in 2014 and 2015. A new direction issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority sets out the actions operators need to take to be able to lift the operational limitations on their Jabiru-powered aircraft. The direction takes effect from 1 July 2016. Operators must continue to observe the limitations if they do not take the actions set out in the CASA direction. The new direction was largely based on analysis in a CASA Jabiru Engine Reliability Analysis report 2016.

Additional resources and links

Contact us

For any general enquiries about sport aviation, please email sport@casa.gov.au or phone 131 757.