Seminars & Workshops

Provisional program content:

The world of glass and carbon experimental aircraft – did you know?
  • An illuminating overview of what can be achieved to produce sleek aircraft with stunning performance
Type transition training – what you really need to know
  • Many brush this step aside – find out why you should not, and how to go about keeping the odds in balance
The future of Australian General aviation
  • Find out what’s going on, and what WE are doing about it…and why we need all of OUR support
A pipeline of future Australian aviators
  • Take a look at what is happening to promote interest in aviation amongst our younger Australians, and how rewarding getting involved in this program can be
Flying RVs
  • So you think they are a piece of cake…and they are all just RVs? Think again. They are all very different
Private IFR rating – why not?
  • Get some insight into why gaining a PIFR rating can do so much to improve your aviation experience and de-stress those otherwise stressful flights; find out what’s involved
Migrating to and operating within a Pt 149 Environment
  • What’s involved and what it means for management teams and their members – the advantages, how it will feel, and busting the myths
Improving flight safety outcomes through delivery of affordable type transition training by those that know experimental category aircraft best
  • Hear how CASA and SAAA are working together to enable formal type transition training and conduct of AFRs by approved SAAA flight instructors
Pilot and aircraft risk assessment
  • Do you know where you are exposed – and what you need to focus on to keep you and your passengers safe?  Find out about SAAA’s risk Radar Aviation (RRAv)
Obtaining a Special Certification of Airworthiness Experimental
  • Who’s involved beyond the builder and who is responsible for what. All the “Did you know’s” called out and answered
Keeping elderly certified types up to scratch
  • As an Owner and if you are not a LAME – what you really need to know and who can best help you to cost effectively yet safely keep your aircraft airworthy
Australian General Aviation Alliance – AGAA
  • An Australian equivalent of the EAA – here is what AGAA is all about, what AGAA has achieved, who’s in the ring and, if you are not already in the ring, why you may want to be
AOPA
  • An update from the CEO – what has been achieved in the last few years, and where we are headed
The gliding experience and Gliding Federation of Australia – GFA
  • You might be an AvGas head or JetA1 head – but if you’ve never experienced or understood the delight of flying on air – not even the smell of an oily rag: find out what it’s all about
Occurrence and Incident Reporting – Why?
  • Not exactly a subject that many want to talk about – but really – find out how you can help your mates out through letting people know what happened to you
SAAA Technical Counsellors Forum
  • A forum to review the roles, responsibilities and contribution of the SAAA TCs to building and maintaining aircraft – without our TCs, many builders will have a hard time. Find out what’s involved – a must participate for both TCs and owner builders / maintainers.
Aerobatics
  • Up-skill, and enter a new world – what it takes, and how to go about it
Formation flying
  • The precision required of formation flying is second to none; the rewards are likewise second to none and takes you to a new level of pilot skill
Emergency Manœuvre Training (EMT)
  • Learn why EMT is something all pilots should consider.  Apart from up-skilling and have fun, you will never know when you may need it, and it could make a real difference if something one day doesn’t go your way.
Flight planning with EFBs
  • Hear from one of the leading EFB developers how to make the most of what’s available with your EFB and flight planning
Weather avoidance with EFBs
  • Find out the latest news around what is available on your EFB systems to acquire weather data and make good decisions on the ground and en-route
Surviving the big ditch
  • An astonishing first hand account of when the odds stacked up, and a ditching in the ocean in adverse weather conditions at night became inevitable. What happened, and the aftermath
Careers in the aviation industry
  • So what goes on in aviation? Its more than pilots. Hear about the huge variety and diversity of career opportunities in aviation, and what qualifications you need
A new breed of sophisticated yet affordable avionics
  • Find out how about the latest avionics equipment options that will transform your cockpit to with enhanced flight information, systems management and navigation capabilities
Low cost ADSB-In solution
  • In the the spirit of the world experimental aircraft, find out how your situational awareness can be enhanced with ADSB-In for as little as $100
SAAA transformed and delivering more to its members
  • Hear from the President about how the SAAA has re-built its systems and is offering even more to its members than ever
Composites vacuum bagging techniques and demonstration
  • If you don’t how to do this, or want to brush up your skills – here’s an opportunity to see and find out how it is done