Formerly known as the Australian Ultralight Federation, Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus.) is the peak body in Australia responsible for administering ultralight, recreational and Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) operations.
We train and certify pilots (almost 10,000 members), flying instructors and maintainers, register a fleet of almost 3,500 aircraft, oversee the operations of 174 Flight Training Schools throughout the country and support almost 50 Aero Clubs.
Our Organisation is also responsible for the development and promotion of flying safety standards and for advocating on behalf of our 10,000 members. We are one of nine Recreational Aviation Administration Organisations (RAAOs) authorised to self-administer sport and recreational flying activities on behalf of the Commonwealth Government's Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Since The Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 don't regulate this class of aircraft or activities, RAAus operates via exemptions and delegations.
Recreational Aviation Australia continues to experience sustained growth, and has been successful in securing enhanced operating privileges for its members. Our not-for-profit organisation is governed by an elected board of volunteer Directors, supported by a small team of dedicated staff who are committed to helping you realise your dream of safe, accessible, fun, enjoyable aviation.