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Hayden McDonald completes incredible solo circumnavigation of Australia

Trailblazing autistic pilot Hayden McDonald has completed his inspiring solo circumnavigation of Australia, proving his flying competence and that he should be judged on his...

MTOW Increase – 601kg to 760kg

It’s the weight increase we’ve all been waiting for! Read on for the answers to some frequently asked questions. Documentation and processes to finalise the...

The Barefoot Pilot

Meet the first Barefoot Academy student, Tyeisha Clark! A young Indigenous woman from Kowanyama (Kalanyama) QLD.

Wing Threads: Flight Around Oz

A flying quest to share the amazing journeys of migratory shorebirds with Australian primary schools. Using science, art and adventure to foster nature stewardship.

Catriona Rowntree’s Flying Journey

Catriona Rowntree has spent much of her life jet-setting across the world as a professional TV presenter, she then decided it was time to jump...

Celebrating 40 Years

From our beginnings as the Australian Ultralight Federation in 1983 to Recreational Aviation Australia in the present day, we are the country’s largest sport aviation...

Yes She Can: The Stories of Women in Aviation

Did you know that only five per cent of pilots are female, and that only 1.4% of captains are female? Just let that sink in…...

Lapping Australia for Autism Awareness

Hayden McDonald’s mission to inspire and inform Long before Esperance local Hayden McDonald obtained his Recreational Pilot Certificate, he knew he’d found his passion. Flying...