The Federation can offer to member Clubs the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reciprocal Membership Rights
Pilots of RFACA Member Clubs are entitled to Reciprocal Membership Rights and other privileges with other member Clubs.
Pilot Proficiency Programme
Supplying of Certificates and badges for certain stages of achievement in flying. Brochure attached.
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 aircraft.
Only members of the RFACA can purchase Gold Wings and other RFACA insignia items.
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.
By insuring through Willis Australia, Brokers, you will receive reduced premiums, for Hull Insurance, Public Liability, Directors Indemnity etc.
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.