AOPA Australia Meets with Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party

AOPA Australia Meets with Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party

AOPA Australia Meets with Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party

August 23, 2019 By Nicholas Christie
AOPA Australia's NICHOLAS CHRISTIE reports.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia Executive Director, Benjamin Morgan, met with the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (SSF), Thursday 20th August, speaking with The Hon Rob Borsak...

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia Executive Director, Benjamin Morgan, met with the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (SSF), Thursday 20th August, speaking with The Hon Rob Borsak MLC and The Hon Mark Banasiak MLC about a range of general aviation industry concerns, including;

  • Central Coast Warnervale Airport and the Warnervale Airport Restriction Act of 1996;
  • Access for fixed-wing and rotary bush-pilots to national parks and crown lands; and
  • Carriage of firearms onboard general aviation aircraft and regulatory requirements.

“I appreciated the opportunity to discuss aviation community concerns regarding the Central Coast Warnervale Airport and the Warnervale Airport Restrictions Act, which has stopped the airport from being developed to its full general aviation potential.”

“I also discussed a range of fixed-wing and rotary bush-pilot concerns, seeking support to help open up recreational access to national parks and crown lands for use by the aviation community.

“On behalf of members, I discussed a range of issues pertaining to the carriage of firearms in recreational and general aviation aircraft.”

“I would like to thank both Mr Rob Borsak and Mr Mark Banasiak of the SSF for the opportunity to meet, it is important that our association cultivates strong working relationships on all sides of the political landscape.”, Executive Director Benjamin Morgan.



 

Nicholas Christie

Nicholas started flying lessons at the age of 13. He holds both Grade 2 (GA) and RAAus Flight Instructor ratings.  Since graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor Business Management (Marketing), he has held various sales, marketing and management positions across a broad range of sectors. Nicholas has written for a variety of aviation magazines in Australia and currently runs his own aviation businesses.  In 2016, Nicholas took on the challenge of building a “slow build” Van’s RV-12, at Tyabb (Victoria) and he has since become an active member of SAAA, AOPA and RAAus.  Nicholas believes that the passion and involvement of people (especially youth) in the aviation community is key to the sector’s future success in Australia and that minimal government regulation will assist in the industry’s continued growth and success.

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