Designation of Recreation Aviation Administration South Africa (RAASA)
During the first quarter of this year, the SACAA has conducted an internal review study and business case on the benefit of designating recreational aviation oversight.
The Director for Civil Aviation (DCA) communicated the SACAA Board’s decision with RAASA and the Aero Club of South Africa on the 13th of April, and issued a formal letter in this regard on the 21st of April.
The Board of SACAA resolved that;
"... the administration of recreational aviation will be returned to the SACAA..."
"...the MOA Agreement with RAASA, due for renewal on 31 March 2018, will not be renewed.."
The SACAA Board further resolved that;
- the SACAA will establish a task team to develop a transitional plan,
- the current Agreement be extended for 12 months to 31 March 2019 as part of a transitional period,
- the staff of RAASA are to be absorbed into the SACAA should they wish to join the SACAA
PLEASE NOTE there will be no changes to the current administration process until the transitional plan is implemented.
The Board of RAASA has not yet had the opportunity to meet to consider the decision of the SACAA Board.
For the full letter received from the DCA, please click here
We will keep the industry abreast of progress in this regard, and will issue further information notices as progress is made.
Yours in recreational aviation
Recreation Aviation Administration - -SA (RAASA)
Call for nominations NTCA & Technical Approved Persons Advisory Committee
RAASA is seeking nominations for the NTCA & Technical Approved Persons Advisory Committee.
The committee shall consider and make recommendations to RAASA on maintenance, airworthiness and safety standards related to NTCA and technical approved persons, and on applications for the issue, renewal or amendment of technical approved persons certificates as required by RAASA.
The committee will concern itself primarily with the application of the applicable regulations provided in the SA-CARS, CATS and the TAP MOP; these include but are not limited to Parts 24, 44, 66.4 (soon replaced by 55 and 56), 94, 96 and 115;
Updated User Fees as per Part 187
Regulations regarding user fees for the provision of aviation services have been updated in terms of the Civil Aviation Regulations, Part 187 of the Regulations, and published in the Government Gazette No. R 173, 12 February 2016, No 39687
Download the Government Gazette No. R 173, 12 February 2016, No 39687
Part 62/68 Test Flight rating Training Course.
Date to be confirmed.
Rand Airport Hangar 50, Conference Centre.
Duration Three day Theory, and Two day practical evaluation.
Description: This is a training course for all pilots performing Test flights on NTCA with Part 62/68 ratings
Who may attend: All existing Test flight rating holders, and candidates meeting the minimum criteria as per Regulation Part 62. Note: limited space will be available.
Costs: To be determined.
Whilst RAASA will provide the venue, speakers, materials and refreshments free of charge, kindly note that all and any expenses incidental or otherwise incurred by all attendees and delegates will be for their own costs.
In the event that ARO’s elect to send special representative’s to attend, such cost shall be as per their own agreements.
For any queries regarding the above events please contact Danielle at the office on 0110821000