Recreational Aviation Australia

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Recreational Aviation Australia Limited
Type Not for profit
Founded 1983 (as the Australian Ultralight Federation)
Headquarters Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Membership Individuals and companies
Field Aviation advocacy and aircraft registration
Number of Members 9400 (February 2017)[1]
Key Personnel Chairman - Michael Monck[2]
CEO - Michael Linke

Recreational Aviation Australia (abbreviated to RAA or RAAus), formerly known as the Australian Ultralight Federation (AUF), is the governing body for ultralights in Australia.[3]

RAAus registers ultralight aircraft and issues pilot certificates through 170 approved flight training facilities under a delegation from the nation's aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.[1]


RAAus' stated mission is:

"Accessible, safe aviation for all by being an industry leader in developing sport and recreational aviation for the fun and enjoyment of our members"[4]


As of 31 December 2016 RAAus had almost 9400 voting members and over 3200 aircraft registered. Excluding instructors and students, members fly an average of 250 000 hours per year.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Brandon, John (March 2010). "The RA-Aus association and our mission". Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  2. ^ Recreational Aviation Australia (1 October 2011). "Your RAAus contacts". Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  3. ^ Civil Aviation Safety Authority (n.d.). "Sport and Recreational Flying Associations". Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  4. ^ "Strategic Plan - RAAus". Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  5. ^ RA-Aus (January 2008). "Benchmark events in Australian Recreational Aviation". Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-06-03.

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