Member benefits

As a member of RAAus you enjoy four crucial benefits that set RAAus aside from the general aviation sector.

First and foremost is that as an RAAus member, you do not need to deal directly with CASA. RAAus does the work for you. We oversee your training, aircraft maintenance, medical standards and any occurrences you may be involved in.

We are there for you and look after you.

We are also in constant contact with CASA and working to protect your privileges and ensure RAAus members enjoy a simple, yet safe, rule set.

Secondly is our medical regime. RAAus has a safe yet simple self declaration medical system in place. As a pilot you simply need to self-declare with us that you are fit to fly. There are some restrictions, so you should check with your CFI or RAAus, but in essence a healthy person between the age of 15 and 75 can fly without complex and costly medical check-ups.

Thirdly is our maintenance regime for owner operated aircraft. By undertaking some simple training with RAAus you enjoy the freedom of maintain your own aircraft.

Fourthly is our comprehensive third party property damage and passenger insurance coverage. As a member of RAAus you are automatically covered by a $10M public liability policy and a $250,000 passenger policy.

None of the above member benefits exist in the general aviation sector.

Registering a VH aircraft, maintaining an RPL or PPL carries with it higher medical standards and increased maintenance, both of which come at a cost.

Join RAAus today and enjoy these and other benefits.

  • The freedom to fly, once you’ve gained your pilot certificate.  Whether you want to fly for fun, or see aviation as a career, RAAus is the best place to start.

  • Involvement in a vibrant and ambitious network of likeminded people
  • Access to member only programs and unique scholarship opportunities
  • Access to digital magazine and E-Newsletter
  • Discounted paper-based magazine subscription to Sport Pilot magazine
  • Your own dedicated member portal
  • Freedom outside the regulator
  • Access to a variety of insurance policies and coverage which includes your passenger.
  • A vibrant and active social media network
  • Discounted first aid courses
  • Access to our Knowledge Base, an online library of resources and useful factsheets.
  • Representation and advocacy to further aviation
  • Connect with Recreational Aviation Australia members and aviators to enjoy camaraderie with like-minded aviation enthusiasts from all over the world.
  • Enjoy Many Participation Opportunities. No matter where you are, there are ways for you to fuel your aviation interest.
  • Access to flying schools across Australia
  • A great team of staff to assist and support you on your flying journey.