SAANZ Membership Benefits

Some of the benefits you gain by joining the 500 members of SAANZ.

Technical assistance and advice

  • SAANZ Members and approved mentors are there to help you, giving freely of their knowledge in all facets of homebuilt aircraft.
  • Constructing or planning to construct your aircraft
  • Materials, components and construction methods
  • Preparing your aircraft for final Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) inspection
  • How you meet the CAA legal paperwork requirements
  • Before and during the endurance flight-testing phase
  • How you gain the qualifications necessary for obtaining a maintenance approval for the aircraft you have constructed
  • SAANZ Mentoring Scheme

Access to the Members' Area of our website

Gain access to these great features:

  • Downloads of forms and directories
  • Council and administration announcements
  • Contact details for council members


Eligibility to enter competitions and gain recognition

  • Enter flying and building competitions
  • Receive your "Wings Award" for completing and flying a new aircraft



  • Save $400 on CAA Approved Maintenance Program Licence – only $100 to members


Free Magazine

Enjoy a free copy of our quarterly magazine "Sport Flying", posted to you before it goes on sale on bookstands:

  • Current topical information and high quality photographs
  • Read Member profiles and their stories
  • Free classified advert (up to 30 words)


Documentation & Directories

You will gain free access to:

  • Forms and documents including a range of guides, aircraft building/flying records and various application forms
  • Annual Membership List
  • Mentor directory



SAANZ council members are the go-to people for raising public and political awareness of homebuilt aircraft and sport flying issues:

  • Collectively we're a strong advocate in all aviation matters to the CAA and the public
  • National representation to CAA on Sport and Recreational Rule changes and exemptions



Have your say with voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting of the Association.