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January 2016 Pilot Extra

Thank you to all members for your feedback on the electronic Pilot Extra. The Extra is now available as an email based newsletter and a web browser version is provided for members here on the website. Please log-in and go to Pilot Extra to view the latest newsletter. Links to older PDF versions are also found here.

Do you have questions about ADS-B?


AOPA has put together a FAQ fact sheet for owners of Australian general aviation aircraft.

The document contains information on how ADS-B works, why and when you need to equip your IFR aircraft and how to install ADS-B.


If you have a question regarding ADS-B,
please click this link: ADS-B FAQ


  • AOPA Safety Seminar Jandakot & Serpentine, WA 14 & 15 November 2015

    We are pleased to announce the dates of our final Safety Seminar for 2015.

    The seminar will take place over 2 days;

    Saturday 14 November – RACWA, Jandakot Airport

    Sunday 15 November – Serpentine Airfield

    The seminar will be informative & fun, it is open to all aviators (not just AOPA members) and the Official Program has now been published.

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  • AOPA in 2015

    In 2015 AOPA will be working towards improving members website experience via video content produced in Australia that enhances the magazine, an online version of Australian Pilot and the website being updated with regular aviation news relevant to our members.

    Starting with the Avalon Airshow, the website will be updated every few days. Avalon is providing us with the opportunity to demonstrate the value of our website, so even if you don’t get to Avalon, you’ll be kept up to date with all the news from Australia’s biggest airshow.

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  • AOPA Safety Seminar DVDs Available

    For those that were unable to attend the Safety Seminar at Bankstown in
    May 2013, we have put the two day giant event onto 2 DVD’s. You can purchase this
    for only $10 including postage.

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  • Do You Own or Fly an Amateur Built Aircraft?

    If so, please read the following important message to amateur-built aircraft owners who may be members of AOPA but not members of SAAA.
    There have been some important publications released just recently by CASA, which owners and operators of Amateur-Built (Experimental) - AB - aircraft and Amateur-Built Aircraft Acceptance - ABAA aircraft – may not be aware of.

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