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The Rec Check

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Featured, Recreational | 0 comments

It's one of the most important decisions a new pilot can make, and will greatly affect his or her aerial adventures for many years - whether to move into RA or GA

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PARAGLIDING IN PARADISE

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Featured, Recreational | 0 comments

No feeling in the world is as incredible as hanging 750m above the turquoise seas of Bali, cruising through the sky while attached to a few bits of cord and a length of fabric.

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Behind the Scenes: Foxbat

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Featured, Recreational | 3 comments

When it comes to Aussie success stories in the aviation industry, no names fly higher than Foxbat

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Bat for the Future

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Featured, Recreational | 0 comments

Forget the Batwing and the Batmobile - if you want to feel like a superhero, you need to get your hands on a shiny new Bat Hawk.

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Behind the Scenes with Airborne Australia

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Featured, Recreational | 0 comments

When it comes to the lightest of light aircraft, Airborne Australia are the masters. They offer the best microlights, gyrocopters and hang gliders in the country, and they’ve been keeping the industry airborne for the past three decades.

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RAAus – Looking Forward; Looking Back

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Featured, Recreational, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’ve come a long way down the track – but are we expecting too much change in Recreational Flying and from RAAus?

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Arctic Adventure

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Featured, Recreational | 0 comments

I've have been on many adventures in my auto-gyro. I've circumnavigated Australia in 12 days; crossed the Alps at 13,000 feet. Now I needed a new adventure.

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Winged and Wingless Wonders

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in Featured, Recreational | 0 comments

LAST month we dived headfirst into the wonderful world of recreational aviation - here we are with another heaped helping of RA goodness.

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RETURN TO PARA-DISE

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Featured, Recreational | 0 comments

There's nothing like leaping off a mountain strapped to three kilograms of fabric and a bucket seat and, as I looked down at the landing zone 550 metres below, I had to question whether I was crazy enough to go through with it.

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Winged Wonders

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Featured, Recreational | 0 comments

Many pilots think they'll never own a plane but you don’t have to be Richard Branson to start zooming through the sky in your shiny new aircraft.

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Fresh Voices in RA

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Featured, Recreational | 0 comments

in Australia, we have a handful of superb aircraft distributors and manufacturers as well as some forward-thinking flight schools. Easy on the eye and on the wallet – an attractive proposition.

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My RA Journey

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Featured, Recreational | 4 comments

Sixteen-year-old Gabby Elias has been fascinated by flying ever since she was a wee girl growing up on the family farm. With an ambition to fly fast jets in the RAAF, Gabby recently took the first step towards achieving her dream when she began training for her RA pilot’s licence.

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Flying for Fun

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Featured, Recreational | 0 comments

Recreational aviation has come a long way in the past 30 years. From being a disorganised group of enthusiasts to an organisation that has emerged as one that many consider to be the equal of its General Aviation counterpart.

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Baby Steps

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Featured, Homebuilding, Recreational | 1 comment

Why build an airplane? Well, there are quite a few reasons. Aviator follows the trials and tribulations of a real life homebuilder.

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A Privilege and a Passion

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Recreational | 0 comments

A 40 year love affair with aviation started for Bernard as a young boy when he visited a model aircraft field. After 15 years of building, flying and later even designing model aircraft, he decided to take up gliding and obtained his German license in 1982. His passion for the sport is infectious.

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The Mercurial Quicksilver

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Recreational | 0 comments

In the automotive world, GT stands for Grand Touring and that may be an appropriate comparison for the GT 500 from Quicksilver Aircraft Manufacturing. With the unlimited view from the front seat of this tandem two-seater, touring in the GT 500 is definitely a treat.

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THE LIGHTER SIDE

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Recreational | 0 comments

Inspired by unparalleled growth, innovation and development, recreational aviation has emerged from humble beginnings of a few hundred die-hard members into a large, active membership of almost 10,000 members.

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