Seminars

With over 60 seminars over three days and four venues, there is something of interest for every aviation enthusiast! 

Registrations are now open, and registration is FREE!

Seminars may book out once the venues reach capacity, so don't miss out!

You can view the seminar timetable here, and see the full seminar description in the list below.

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RAAus Member Forum Thursday 12:00pm Room 1 Mick Monck and Michael Linke

A chance for RAAus members to ask any questions they have about the organisations, hosted by the CEO and Chairman.

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What to expect from your BFR Thursday 1:00 Room 1 Neil Schaefer

This interactive session includes  a pre-briefing presentation outlining the purpose of the Biennial Flight Review (BFR) and key elements that should be covered.

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Decision Making Thursday 2:00pm Room 1 Lea Vesic

Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management on the ground and in the air 

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Aviation Business Insights Thursday 11:00am Room 3 David Young, Azimuth Partners

Come and learn about current insights into the aviation business sector. Find out more about how the general aviation research report will help shape GA's future in Australia.

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BFR post-briefing Thursday 4:00pm Room 1 Neil Schaefer

Helping you understanding continuing flight competency and self-assessing your skills

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Aircraft maintenance logbooks and the Hours and Maintenance record Thursday 12:00pm Room 2 Jared Smith

Learn about the requirements of maintenance record keeping for RAAus registered aircraft and how the Hours and Maintenance record form will assist you

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Five steps to aircraft selection Thursday 1:00pm Room 2 Jared Smith

Learn about the RAAus aircraft register and how to select an aircraft that is right for you

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OzRunways Tutorial Thursday 2:00pm Room 2 Rowan Willson and Ellen Franklin

A tutorial on the OzRunways Electronic Flight Bag

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Australian Sport Pilot - Meet the Editor Thursday 3:00pm Room 2 Mark Smith

Meet the editor and learn about writing for Australian Sport Pilot

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Runway Safety Thursday 4:00pm Room 2 Lea Vesic

A pilots guide to staying safe on the ground  and on final. 

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Australian Sport Pilot - Meet the Editor Thursday 12:00pm Room 3 Mark Smith

Meet the editor and learn about writing for Australian Sport Pilot

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Hunter Aerospace Thursday 2:00pm Room 3 David Scully

Coming soon

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Instructor experience with the Aeropilot Legend and handling long distance navigation training. Thursday 4:00pm Room 3 Greg Doyle

Hear the experiences of one of our Instructors on how this 80% scale CESSNA (LSA) look-alike performs in long term training use and how it’s interesting new features make work easy.

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AvPlan EFB Thursday 3:00pm Room 3 Peter Derrick

Coming soon

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Hunter Aerospace Thursday 12:00pm Room 4 David Scully

Coming soon

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Marketing Beyond the Runway Thursday 2:00pm Room 4 Michael Linke

Strategic communications to maximise your FTS’s reach and reputation 

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Meet the Team Thursday 3:00pm Room 4 Michael Linke

Meet some of the team from RAAus

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OzRunways Q&A Thursday 4:00pm Room 4 Rowan Willson and Ellen Franklin

A Q&A about the OzRunways Electronic Flight Bag

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Runway Safety Friday 9:00am Room 1 Lea Vesic

A pilots guide to staying safe on the ground  and on final. 

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Practical Application of GAF/GPWT Forecasts in Flight Planning Friday 10:00am Room 1 Ashwin Naidu and Andrew Anderson

Key weather phenomena affecting pilots pre-flight and enroute and the applicable products

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AMSA’s role in Aviation Search and Rescue Friday 1:00pm Room 1 Peter Myers

This presentation will focus on search and rescue arrangements for RA–Aus aircraft in Australia and the importance of safety from a search and rescue perspective. 

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Flight Planning - Time waster or life saver? Friday 2:00pm Room 1 Stephen Limkin and Shannon Samarasekera

If you’re asking yourself "What does it take" to complete an epic flight across a dry, vast and volatile environment such as Australia, or even a short nav, then you need to know 'how and what’ was considered, including; fuel requirements and availability, weight and balance, contingencies, weather, remote areas, equipment and the weak link in the chain - human factors! 

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CASA AvSafety—Enhancing pilot skills in a dynamic environment Friday 3:00pm Room 1 Teraya Miller

Our Aviation Safety Advisor Teraya Miller will discuss how knowledge of human factors enhances two essential pilot skills: communication and situational awareness.

Using practical examples, the seminar will look at the skills involved with radio communications around aerodromes, and maintaining situational awareness in a dynamic and changing environment.

The seminar is also a great opportunity for you to discuss local issues and ask questions.

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WIAW - Past, Present, Future Friday 4:00pm Room 1 Lea Vesic

Diversification of the Aviation Workforce 

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RAAus Member Forum Friday 9:00am Room 2 Mick Monck and Michael Linke

A chance for RAAus members to ask any questions they have about the organisations, hosted by the CEO and Chairman.

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Ground Theory = Flying Fun Friday 10:00am Room 2 Neil Schaefer and Lea Vesic

The importance of primacy in learning to ensure success on the ground and in the air 

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What to expect from your BFR Friday 11:00am Room 2 Neil Schaefer

This interactive session includes  a pre-briefing presentation outlining the purpose of the Biennial Flight Review (BFR) and key elements that should be covered.

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A weight increase for RAAus Friday 12:00pm Room 2 Jared Smith

An overview of the original weight increase proposal submitted to CASA and the progress RAAus has made

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Controlled Airspace update fro RAAus pilots Friday 1:00pm Room 2 Neil Schaefer

An overview of development and rollout of this current proposal, recent achievements, key elements and managing expectations.

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ATC Communications with Confidence Friday 2:00pm Room 2 Neil Schaefer and Lea Vesic

A short overview on effective radio communication in the controlled airspace environment that will benefit all pilots.

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Marketing Beyond the Runway Friday 3:00pm Room 2 Michael Linke

Strategic communications to maximise your FTS’s reach and reputation 

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Engaging youth in aviation Friday 4:00pm Room 2 Michelle O'Hare

Learn and try out some simple ideas and activities to engage youth in aviation on the day of their first flight and to encourage them to move onto their own flying journey. 

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Overview of Angel Flight Friday 9:00am Room 3 Marjorie Pagani

Angel Flight CEO Marjorie Pagani will present an overview of Angel Flight’s community work and how rural people can access free flights to city hospitals for treatment, and home again.

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Tecnam Overview - Australia and Italy Friday 10:00am Room 3 Bruce Stark - Sales Director Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific

Introduction of Tecnam Pty Ltd and Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam s.r.l.

 

 

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Cirrus Aircraft - G6 and Vision Jet Friday 11:00am Room 3 Graham Horne

General update on Cirrus aircraft including the G6 and Vision Jet

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Let's talk about speed in the LSA environment Friday 11:00am Room 3 Errol van Rensburg

New to Australia, JMB vl3, the fastest side-by-side LSA, the new Sling 4 Tsi powered by Rotax 915 and now cruising at 145+ knots as well as the versatile Bushcat, a bush aircraft but with good cruising capacity.

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OzRunways Q&A Friday 1:00pm Room 3 Rowan Willson and Ellen Franklin

A Q&A about the OzRunways Electronic Flight Bag

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Digital and Analogue C-Bus instrumentation-you can have them both Friday 2:00pm Room 3 Greg Doyle

A look at the leading technology European Kanardia instruments, simple C-Bus connectivity, lightest weight and the most economical systems including Glass panels available.

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AvPlan EFB Friday 3:00pm Room 3 Peter Derrick

Coming soon

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Pipistrel 4:00pm Room 3 Michael Coates

Coming soon

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BREEZYLOG - Taking aircraft record keeping into the 21st Century. Friday 9:00am Room 4 Paul Strike

BreezyLog is a “Real Time”, cloud based, fully Interactive Aircraft Records System which enables you to control, input, record and search everything from Flight Times, Fuel and Oil Uplifts, right through to Airworthiness Directives, Scheduled and Un-Scheduled Maintenance, Component History, engine changes and everything in-between. 

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OzRunways Tutorial Friday 10:00am Room 4 Rowan Willson and Ellen Franklin

A tutorial on the OzRunways Electronic Flight Bag

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Composite Materials Friday 11:00am Room 4 Fred Diacci

We will look into the different resins, fabrics and fillers that are commonly available and discuss the where, how and why of there application. As well as looking at the identification and assessment of degradation and damage to frp structures.

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Using technology to log every flight Friday 12:00pm Room 4 Michael Monck, Founder of lockr.aero

Come and see how lockr.aero is the cost effective solution to compliance with log book requirements for pilots and aircraft

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Converting a Mazda rotary engine for Aircraft use Friday 1:00pm Room 4 Neil Unger

The Mazda engine is the ideal aircraft engine. Power to weight approaches a turbine and equally vibration free.

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Corrosion Control Friday 2:00pm Room 4 Fred Diacci

“Are you repairing your aircraft or building a battery“. In this topic we will discuss the mechanism of corrosion, how to avoid common mistakes and look at some materials and techniques that can be used to prevent the effects of corrosion.

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What's New at Dynon? Certified Avionics and Portable Products Friday 3:00pm Room 4 Kirk Kleinholz

For the first time, pilots have an affordable way to upgrade their aircraft with a completely integrated avionics system. Learn about this exciting development, including Dynon’s plans to expand the STC to your aircraft. 

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Why is my Radio so crappy 4:00pm Room 4 Garry Woods

We look at all the parts of the system of an aircraft's radio system, with particular emphasis on the cable/antenna subsystem.  

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Using technology to log every flight Saturday 9:00am Room 1 Michael Monck, Founder of lockr.aero

Come and see how lockr.aero is the cost effective solution to compliance with log book requirements for pilots and aircraft

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Matt Hall 10:00am Room 1 Matt Hall

Matt Hall safety Seminar

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Girls in Aviation/STEM Saturday 11:00am Room 1 Lea Vesic

Social Change for Global Good

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Spitfires over Normandy: The Australian experience. Saturday 12:00pm Room 1 Adam Lunney

Divebombing, dogfighting and on the run behind enemy lines - these are some of the experiences of Australian Spitfire pilots during the Normandy campaign. Join Adam Lunney, author of 'Ready to Strike', for a presentation on his research and forthcoming book about 453 Squadron and their contribution to Allied operations in Normandy.

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OzRunways Tutorial Saturday 9:00am Room 2 Rowan Willson and Ellen Franklin

A tutorial on the OzRunways Electronic Flight Bag

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Become an Aviator Friday 11:00am Room 2 Jared Smith

Introduction to Recreational Aviation Australia and how to become an aviator!

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Preparing for your first RAAus flight Saturday 12:00pm Room 2 Neil Schaefer

Getting into the  RAAus flight training space and where it can lead you in aviation.

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Jabiru - The 30 year Journey continues Saturday 9:00am Room 3 Rod Stiff, Managing Director of Jabiru Aircraft Pty Ltd

Hear what's happening at Jabiru, progress with the Gen 4 engine production and of course be entertained by Rod's stories of the past adventures along the 30 year journey.

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Introduction of Tecnam CS23 certified aircraft Saturday 11:00am Room 3 Allan Bligh - Sales Agent CS23 certified aircraft

A review of Tecnam’s most recent developments with certified General Aviation Aircraft.

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Pipistrel Saturday 12:00pm Room 3 Michael Coates

Coming soon

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Manned with Unmanned (Drones) Saturday 9:00am Room 4 Will Stamatopulos

Will from In Motion Aero delves into a discussion drawing experience parallels of airmanship and professionalism from manned aircraft to an unmanned operation

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From idea to Air race Saturday 11:00am Room 4 Stephen Limkin and Shannon Samarasekera

We wanted to challenge ourselves to see if we have what it takes to complete the Outback Air Race. What did it take to make it happen?

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OzRunways Q&A Saturday 12:00pm Room 4 Rowan Willson and Ellen Franklin

A Q&A about the OzRunways Electronic Flight Bag

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RAAus Insurance Products and Member's Liability Thursday 1:00pm Room 3 Geoff Tonkin

Learn more about what insurance products are available to members and a discussion on the new L2 insurance product.

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The Magic Behind Your Glass Panel Thursday 1:00pm Room 4 Kirk Kleinholz

Learn about the technology that makes electronic flight information systems affordable and practical for small general aviation aircraft.  

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What's New at Dynon? Certified Avionics and Portable Products Thursday 3:00pm Room 1 Kirk Kleinholz

For the first time, pilots have an affordable way to upgrade their aircraft with a completely integrated avionics system. Learn about this exciting development, including Dynon’s plans to expand the STC to your aircraft. 

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The Magic Behind Your Glass Panel Saturday 10:00am Room 3 Kirk Kleinholz

Learn about the technology that makes electronic flight information systems affordable and practical for small general aviation aircraft.  

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