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    The Freedom of FLIGHT

    Experience the freedom of Pure Flight today.

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    “Adrenaline courses through my veins as I turn to face the cliff
    and gently steady the wing above my head.
    I feel the rising lines push on my shoulders, a guarantee of lift.”

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    Which Flight Path for me?

    Paragliding? Hang Gliding? Powered Paragliding? Microlights?

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    Ben’s First Solo Paraglide

    Ben West shares the Thrill of his First Solo Paraglide.

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    Four Steps to Pure Flight

    The Four simple steps to enjoying the thrill of pure flying.

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    Stay Safe, Get Certified

    Like all adventure sports, safety is crucial.

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The Freedom of Flight

Don’t delay, take flight today and renew your membership with the Sports Aviation Federation of Australia.

To continue to experience the exhilaration of free flight, whilst enjoying that bird’s-eye view of the world, it is a requirement that all pilots renew their membership with SAFA.

As an organisation, we are much more than simply providing insurance. SAFA is passionate about advocating on our member’s behalf;

  • As a member of ASAC, we advocate with various stakeholders, both national and international in the best interests of our members and their disciplines
  • We set and pursue strategies for the growth and sustainability of our sport
  • We seek to ensure our pilots operate safely and lawfully
  • We ensure our operational processes and procedures retain relevance in a changing regulatory environment
  • We seek continuous improvement to our member benefits and services
  • We provide financial support to Regional Associations, Clubs and other groups for approved projects that support the growth of our sport


Benefits of Renewing with SAFA.

  1. SAFA members fly secure in the knowledge that they are protected by all necessary insurances throughout Australia.
  2. Be part of a supportive flying community of 3,500 fellow members, where we encourage you to spread your wings and take flight with your mates.
  3. SAFA is responsible for administrating flight operations to protect and promote member’s safety.
  4. SAFA is your industry body and will advocate, support and inform members on all things sports aviation.
  5. SAFA liaises with related sporting bodies and international organisations on its member’s behalf.
  6. SAFA supports women pilots and sees this area as having a wonderful growth opportunity of our sport.
  7. Be part of a sporting and recreational legacy that stretches back over 50 years.
  8. Be part of an adrenalin-pumping, thrilling sport that takes you sky high.

Safety and lawful participation are of the utmost importance to SAFA. Without a current SAFA membership, flying is prohibited, and your licence, ratings and qualifications are no longer valid in Australia or overseas.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is prosecuting illegal flying activities. SAFA is focussed on safety, the future sustainability of our sport, and ensuring your freedom to fly continues.

We look forward to seeing you soar in this sport and fly high across Australian and overseas skies.

SAFA also wants you to understand how your money is being spent, and we are working hard to keep the cost of membership down. Click on this link to gain a greater understanding.

To renew your membership login to your account and click the renewal menu option.

Until next time, safe, fun flying

- Paul Green, President, SAFA




Our Craft



A Paraglider pilot sits in a harness below a fabric wing that holds its shape through suspension lines and air pressure.
Hang Gliding 

Hang Gliding

A Hang Glider pilot is suspended in a harness below a rigid wing which is usually an aluminium frame covered in a synthetic sail cloth.
Powered Paragliding 

Powered Paragliding

Powered Paraglider or Paramotor pilots wear a motor on their back which provides enough thrust to take off with a Paragliding wing, specifically designed for motored operations.
Microlight & PoweredHang Gliding

Microlight & Powered
Hang Gliding

Microlight trike pilots sit in a propeller-driven trike, suspended below a wing similar to a Hang Glider.
Powered Hang Gliders have a small engine contained within the harness allowing launch from flat ground.