The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia (AOPA Australia) is seeking applications for the appointment of our Regional Airspace and Procedures Advisory Committee (RAPAC) representatives.
The RAPAC meetings are facilitated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for the purpose of discussing matters relating to airspace and procedures within the Australian Flight Information Regions (FIRs).
The primary role of the RAPAC is to enable airspace users and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority at a regional level to give effect to CASA’s safety-related function of promoting full and effective consultation and communication with the aviation industry.
CASA’s objectives for the RAPAC regionally are;
- to provide a forum for civil and military airspace users, government and private aviation organisations, air navigation and communication service providers, and other stakeholders to discuss any aviation matters, including airspace and procedures of a regional and/or national importance;
- to provide advice, recommendations or comment to CASA and other stakeholders on policies, procedures and programmes relating to airspace or procedures;
- to provide a mechanism for airspace users and stakeholders to raise airspace and procedural issues, and, submit for discussion proposals for change;
- to promote safe, economic and efficient airspace management; and
- to inform, primarily through electronic distribution, national industry associations and organisations of matters coming to its attention which may have national application or implication.
AOPA Australia RAPAC representatives perform an important role in representing the association on all matters relating to airspace and procedures, they attend meetings in eleven (11) regions across Australia, which include;
- Australian Capital Territory
- Northern Territory
- New South Wales
- South Queensland
- North Queensland
- South Australia
- (South) Western Australia
- (North) Western Australia
The association is seeking to appoint two RAPAC representatives for each region, a total of 22 representative positions are available.
An AOPA Australia RAPAC representative, you shall be responsible for;
- Representing the AOPA Australia and its membership at all scheduled RAPAC meetings for the designated region;
- Receiving and collating airspace and procedures information/requests from individuals and organisations;
- Submitting AOPA Australia RAPAC Agenda items and requests;
- Producing meeting reports to the AOPA Australia Board; and
- Producing membership reports for publishing on the AOPA Australia website and Australian PILOT Magazine.
Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate the following experience;
- A current and financial AOPA Australia member
- Hold a minimum of a PPL IFR, however, CPL is preferred
- A minimum of 5 years demonstrable flying experience
- A strong understanding radio communications and navigation
- Air Traffic Control experience is desired however not necessary
Members are invited to submit their application to;
Executive Director – AOPA Australia
Applications for the AOPA Australia RAPAC representative positions close on the 31st July 2017.