Sport and Recreational Flying Associations
Administration of many sport and recreational flying activities has been delegated to sporting aviation organisations. Many of these organisations issue their own pilot certificates and ratings.
Sports Aircraft Association of Australia Inc (SAAA)
PO Box 99
Ph: (02) 6889 7777
Fax: (02) 6889 7788
The amateur aircraft builder assembles the aircraft from planes or a kit, with the SAAA inspector approving each major stage of production. CASA supervises the building of the first aircraft of a type. Pilots flying amateur-built aircraft require a flight crew licence issued by CASA.
Australian Ballooning Federation (ABF)
PO Box 402
Emerald Vic 3782
Ph: (03) 5968 6533
Fax: (03) 5968 6599
Responsible for all private ballooning operations Issues the private ballooning certificates. CASA issues commercial ballooning licences (CAO 40.7).
Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA)
Level 1/34 Somerton Road
Ph: (03) 9303 7805
Fax: (03) 9303 7960
Responsible for administering operational and airworthiness standards Issues pilot certificates. Aeronautical experience on gliders may also be recognised towards the requirements for flight crew licences issued by CASA.
Hang Gliding Federation of Australia (HGFA)
4A/60 Keilor Park Drive
Ph: (03) 9336 7155
Fax: (03) 9336 7177
Hang gliders, Power gliders, Paragliders Hang gliders etc. trike experience does not count towards the requirements of a flight crew licence issued by CASA.
Model Aeronautical Association of Australia
1 Watson Ave
Mont Albert North
Ph: (03) 9897 1220
Fax: (03) 9897 1445
CASA approval is required for operations above 400 ft AGL or within 3 NM of an aerodrome. CASA approval is required for aircraft above 25 kg (most aircraft weigh 3-4 kg).
Australian Parachute Federation (APF)
PO Box 144
Deakin West ACT 2605
Ph: (02) 6281 6830
Fax: (02) 6285 3989
Responsible for parachuting operations in accordance with CASA requirements Issues parachutist and parachute instructor certificates.
Australian Sport Rotorcraft Association Inc (ASRA)
PO Box 666
Morisset NSW 2264
Ph: (02) 4973 4845
Fax: (02) 4973 5273
Responsible for pilot training and operations for single-place and 2- place light gyroplanes Issues pilot certificates for light gyroplanes. ASRA gyroplane experience may count towards meeting the requirements for issue of a gyroplane licence under the CARs.
Recreational Aviation Australia Inc (RA-Aus)
PO Box 1265
Fyshwick ACT 2609
Ph: (02) 6280 4700
Fax: (02) 6280 4775
Responsible for all ultralight operations Issues pilot and pilot instructor certificates. Ultralight aeroplane experience on 3-axis ultralights may be recognised towards the requirement for a flight crew licence for all other aircraft categories.
Australian Warbirds Association Limited (AWAL)
Ph: (02) 9791 9299
Fax: (02) 9791 5283
Negotiates with CASA regarding guidelines for the operation and maintenance of ex-military aircraft. Provides systems of maintenance for various warbirds types and conducts training weekends for pilots.