The Federation can offer to member Clubs the following:
- 1. Technical Advisory & Safety Committee
Committee members make representation on the Federation's behalf at Ministerial
level and at as many industry meetings throughout the year as is practicable. The
Federation's Technical Advisory Committee - John Willis OAM - Chairman - former CFI
Latrobe Valley Aero Club, John Douglas Manager Flying Operations RACWA, Graeme
Geraghty CFI Darling Downs Aero Club, George Warner CFI Rockhampton Aero Club, Peter Meguyer Royal Newcastle Aero Club and Trevor Potter CFI Manning River Aero Club who
liaise with CASA on any proposed changes occurring in the Industry.
- 2. Annual Conference
An Annual Conference is held providing the only opportunity for Managers and CFI's
of Clubs to get together with CASA, Air Services, ATSB etc and each other annually
to discuss the Flying Training Industry and changes within General Aviation.
- 3. Australian Light Aircraft Championships
To compete in the Australian Light Aircraft Championships each year in the team
event you must be a member of the Federation. This is a most worthwhile event,
not only for the competition, but it enhances flying skills and creates great
club spirit amongst members.
- 4. Wings International Championships
The winners of the Australian Light Aircraft Championships represent Australia
in a Competition with winners of Royal New Zealand Aero Club's Nationals competition.
It is held alternately in Australia and New Zealand each year.
- 5. Pilot Proficiency Programme
Supplying of Certificates and badges for certain stages of achievement in flying.
- 6. RFACA Flying Scholarship
Airservices Australia is our sponsor for the RFACA Flying Scholarship Competition.
Three prizes to the value of $4400 each to be won in one draw. This is a competition
that all Clubs can participate in and will assist with utilisation of club
- 7. RFACA Products
Only members of the RFACA can purchase Gold Wings and other RFACA insignia items.
- 8. Management Assistance
The Federation is aware that Committees change frequently in Aero Clubs and
recognise that lack of continuity can cause problems. We can offer advice on
any administration problems be they large or small. If we cannot assist directly
we will try our best to supply names and telephone numbers of those who can. We
have produced a standard form for costing the hourly rate of your aircraft and to
produce annual comparisons between aero clubs to be presented at the Annual Conference.
- 9. Legal Assistance
We can supply names and telephone numbers of Solicitors in each state whom are
willing to assist you. The first twenty minutes of the first consultation is free.
- 10. Insurance
By insuring through Willis Australia, Brokers, you will receive reduced premiums,
for Hull Insurance, Public Liability, Directors Indemnity etc.
- 11. Pilots (General Aviation) Award
We recognise that the interpretation of the Award is very difficult especially
when employing Instructors. We can again offer advice or put you in contact with
someone who can assist in these matters.
- 12. Operations Manual
We can extend support to you in establishing or changing your Operation Manual.