Administration

Document Name Format Description Download
SAFA Certificate of Registration 2019 PDF SAFA Certificate of Registration 2019 View here
SAFA Constitution PDF The SAFA Constitution, Nov 23. View here
SAFA Part 149 ASAO Certificate PDF SAFA Part 149 ASAO Certificate - Commencement date: 02/12/2023. View here

Aircraft Registration

Document Name Format Description
REG-03 Aircraft Registration Application - Non-LSA (95.32) PDF Non-LSA Aircraft Registration Application View here
REG-04 Aircraft Registration Application - LSA & E-LSA (95.32) PDF LSA & ELSA Aircraft Registration Application View here

CASA CAO's & MoU

Document Name Format Description
2020 SAFA RAAus Memorandum of Understanding PDF SAFA RAAus MoU ver 13 rev Mar 2020 View here
CAO 95.10 hyperlink View here
CAO 95.32 hyperlink View here
CAO 95.8 hyperlink View here
CASR Part 149 (Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisations) Manual of Standards 2018 hyperlink CASR Part 149 (Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisations) Manual of Standards 2018 View here
Civil Aviation Safety Regulations hyperlink Civil Aviation Safety Regulations View here
Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs) Framework PDF Diagram of CASR Framework, accessed 22/07/2022. View here
Part 149 (Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisations) Amendment Manual of Standards (No. 1) 2023 hyperlink Part 149 (Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisations) Amendment Manual of Standards (No. 1) 2023 View here

Competitions & Events

Document Name Format Description
Competition Scoring - GAP 2020 PDF Competition Scoring - AU_GAP 2020 View here
SAFA Competition sanctioning application hyperlink Competition Organizers use this form to apply for SAFA sanctioning of their Competition. View here
SAFA Competitions Manual PDF SAFA Competitions Manual   The Sports Aviation Federation of Australia produces this competition manual as a guide for competition pilots and for the conduct of Hang gliding and Paragliding competitions within Australia. This manual is updated and reprinted by the Competitions Committee (CC) of the SAFA in the interests of fostering development of the competitive aspects of the sport and to provide information for practising and intending competition pilots. View here
Sample Local regulations template for FAI CIVL PG&HG XC Category 2 events hyperlink Sample Local regulations template for FAI CIVL PG&HG XC Category 2 events View here

Defect Reports

Document Name Format Description
2019.11.25 Safety Notice: Gingo Airlite 4/Verso 3 hyperlink Gin Gliders have issued a Safety Notice relating to their Gingo Airlite 4 and Verso 3 harnesses. View here
2020.03.30 Woody Valley XR7 Defect Report hyperlink Woody Valley have issued a Safety Notice relating to their XR7 paragliding harness. View here
2020.05.21 ATSB report on Supair Strike harness PDF The report from the ATSB on their examination of the Supair Strike harness involved in AIRS #1241. View here
2020.05.29 DUC Windspoon carbon fibre propeller hub PDF Safety alert from ASRA concerning DUC Windspoon carbon fibre propeller hub issues View here
2020.08.23 Safety Notice: Air Design Front Container Handle Warning hyperlink AirDesign have issued a Safety Warning relating to the handle of their Reserve Front-mounted Container. View here
2020.08.26 Safety Notice: Woody Valley GTO Light 2 PDF Woody Valley has issued a Safety Notice relating to the Reserve Bridle used on the GTO Light 2 harness. View here
20200803 SAFA Advisory Notice AN-2020/01 - Rotax Oil Coolers PDF This Advisory Notice gives important information for owners of Rotax powered aircraft concerning fitting of after-market oil coolers. View here
20200804 SAFA Advisory Notice AN-2020/02 - PG Tandem Spreader Bars PDF This Advisory Notice gives important information for Tandem PG pilots concerning inspection of spreader bars. View here
2021.02.11 Gin Gliders - Genie Light 3 Safety Notice hyperlink Gin Gliders have released a Critical Safety Notice regarding the reserve deployment handle for their Genie Light 3 paragliding harness. All pilots are urged to not fly with these harnesses until the steps undertaken in the Notice are carried out. View here
2021.03.15 Gin Gliders - Genie Lite 3 Rescue Deck Safety Notice hyperlink Gin Gliders have released a Safety Notice regarding the zipper on the Genie Light 3 Rescue Deck. The Rescue Deck is an optional extra for the Genie Lite 3 harness that enables fitting of a second reserve. All pilots are urged to read the notice and the PDF document referenced in the notice. View here
2022.03.28 Woody Valley X-R7 Harness - Safety Note hyperlink Woody Valley has released a Safety Note concerning the reserve handle for their X-R7 harness. View here
2022.05.05 Sky Twin Harness - Safety Notice hyperlink Sky has released a Safety Notice concerning possible damage to the reserve parachute and container in their Twin tandem pilot harness. View here
2022.05.24 Supair Call for Inspection - Dyneema Parachute Bridles PDF Supair has released a Call for Inspection of Dyneema reserve parachute bridles, that may not have the correct reinforcing stitching in place. View here
2022.07.01 Gin Gliders Safety Notice - Switch 2 Light Reversible PG Harness hyperlink Gin Gliders have issued a product recall on all Switch 2 harnesses manufactured before July 2022. Affected harnesses should not be flown and should be returned immediately to Gin Gliders for modification. View here
2022.09.26 Fly-Neo Safety Notice and Product Recall - Rescue Bridle Y 125cm Black PDF Fly-Neo has issued a Safety Notice and recall of Black 125cm Y-pattern Rescue Bridles. Pilots are advised to not fly with these bridles. Please see the attached notice from Fly-Neo. View here
2022.10.28 Gin Gliders Safety Notice: G-Lite Rescue Parachute hyperlink Gin Gliders have issued a Safety Notice concerning the replacement of the rubber bands which close the inner bag of the G-Lite rescue parachute, with textile cord. The rubber bands should be replaced before the next flight using this equipment. View here
2023.08.03 EASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2023-0156-E PDF The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive. It relates to components in certain Rotax 912 and 914 engines. Owners and operators of aircraft equipped with these engines are advised to read the directive and if affected, replace specified parts as directed. View here
2023.11.13 AirDesign Safety Notice 20231109 - Line Connector Inspection - Safety Loops hyperlink AirDesign have issued a Safety Notice relating to an isolated case of Line-lop failure, observed during a SIV maneuver. The glider was manufactured in 2018 and had approx. 300 hours of airtime. Some of the loops on this glider were presenting visible damage on their edges, leading to low resistance. Owners of wings produced in 2018 with serial numbers ending between P183912A and P184417A are requested to carefully inspect all their gliders connecting loops. This inspection concerns several 2018 Eazy 2, Eazy 2 Superlight, SuSi 3, Vita 2, Vita 2 Superlight, Rise 3 and Volt 3. Further information can be found here: https://ad-gliders.com/safety-notice-20231109/?lang=en View here
2024.02.08 PHI Paragliders Safety Note - R07 risers hyperlink Phi Paragliders have issued a safety notice for all their wings using their R07 risers following an incident where a floating B-riser became detached in flight, The wings affected include: Allegro X-Alps (now called Allegro Light); Maestro 2; and Maestro 2 Light. Phi report that the Dyneema rope that holds the B lines in place broke, causing the loss of all the B-lines on that side. The pilot was able to land without injury. Some riser designs have a backup strap that retains the lines at the trim setting but some, such as the Phi risers in question, have no extra straps. There are no specific tests done on this part of the risers other than the wing passing a load test. It is a timely reminder to check your risers carefully from time to time, regardless of brand. View here

Insurance

Document Name Format Description
01a. Aviation Liability Policy - Certificate of Currency (Interested Parties) - 2023-2024 PDF Aviation Liability Policy - Certificate of Currency (Interested Parties) - 2023-2024 View here
05a. Non-Aviation Liability Policy - Certificate of Currency (Interested Parties) - 2023-2024 PDF Non-Aviation Liability Policy - Certificate of Currency (Interested Parties) - 2023-2024 View here

Maintenance Resources

Document Name Format Description
AC43.13.2B Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices – Aircraft Alterations hyperlink AC43-13-2B Acceptable methods and procedures. This advisory circular (AC) contains methods, techniques, and practices acceptable for the inspection of civil aircraft. This AC is for use by mechanics, repair stations, and other certificated entities. This data generally pertains to minor alterations View here
Airborne Microlight manuals hyperlink Listing of all Maintenance manuals pertaining to the Airborne range of Microlights. View here
Rotax 912 Line Maintenance Manual v20200101 PDF this manual allows independent ROTAX® Maintenance Technicians (iRMT) to maintain this engine in compliance with the relevant maintenance and safety instructions provided by the engine manufacturer. For detailed information related to aircraft and aircraft/engine installation, maintenance, safety or flight operation, consult the documentation provided by the aircraft manufacturer and/or its dealer. View here

Membership Documents

Document Name Format Description
Membership Fees & Other Costs PDF Membership Fees & Other Costs View here

Operational Information

Document Name Format Description
Biosecurity - Site Management & Landowner Information PDF Biosecurity - Site Management & Landowner Information View here
Flight in National Parks PDF Information regarding flight operation requirements within parks throughout Australia. View here
Flight Plan PDF Flight Plan View here

Pilot Resources

Document Name Format Description
AMSA Flight note PDF For pilots to use leaving details of a proposed flight with a responsible person View here
FAI Records hyperlink How to set a record, valid for FAI World and Continental Records of all sports and disciplines. View here
Navigation - Basic Navigation for Sport Aviation PDF A manual written to provide a basic knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of aviation navigation. View here
Radio Frequencies - SAFA UHF & VHF PDF SAFA UHF & VHF Radio Frequencies View here
Radio procedures in non-controlled airspace PDF Be Heard, Be Seen, Be Safe - A booklet providing information on radio usage in non-controlled ‘Class G’ airspace. View here
Recreational Passenger Carrying (Tandem) - Waiver PDF Warning, Release, Indemnity and Assumption of Risk form for those participating in a recreational passenger carrying flight. View here
SAFA Website hyperlink The public SAFA Website View here
Safe Hang Gliding is an Attitude PDF Getting your mind right before flight... View here
Safe Paragliding is an Attitude PDF Getting your mind right before flight... View here
Trauma Counselling Services PDF Where to get counselling services and assistance View here

Policies & Safety Management

Document Name Format Description
2. Policy on Safety Management PDF Safety Management Policy View here
8. Policy on Membership Types PDF Accepted SAFA Membership Types View here

Strategic Plan

Document Name Format Description
Strategic Plan & Framework PDF Strategic Plan & Framework View here