The Australian General Aviation Alliance welcomes the 33 general aviation industry associations and 80 representatives who have confirmed their attendance to the General Aviation Summit 2018, 9th and 10th July – Wagga Wagga, NSW.


Participating associations at the AGAA GA Summit represent approx. 26,500+ members across a broad spectrum of general aviation interest groups. This meeting represents the largest of its kind in many decades and signals the broad support for genuine meaningful change.

AssociationS attending include:

1. Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia
2. Aircraft Electronics Association – South Pacific Region
3. Aircraft Maintenance Repair Overhaul Business Assoc
4. Airtourer Association
5. Angel Flight Australia*
6. Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia
7. Australian Aircraft Manufacturers Association
8. Australian Beechcraft Society
9. Australian Business Aviation Association
10. Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association
11. Australian Mooney Pilots Association
12. Australian Parachute Federation
13. Australian Piper Society Inc
14. Australian Women Pilots Association
15. Cessna 182 Association of Australia
16. Cessna 200 Association of Australia
17. Cirrus Owner Pilots Association of Australia
18. Colour Vision Deficient Pilots Association
19. Experimental Light Aircraft Association of Australia
20. Gliding Federation of Australia
21. Hang Gliding Federation of Australia
22. International Comanche Society – Australia
23. Lancair Owner Builder Organisation
24. Recreational Aviation Australia Limited
25. Regional Airports User Action Group
26. Rotorcraft Asia Pacific*
27. Royal Federation of Aero Clubs*
28. Sport Aircraft Association of Australia
29. Seaplane Pilots Association of Australia
30. Australian Aero Clubs Alliance
31. Your Central Coast Airport Association
32. Australian Warbirds Association Limite
33. Regional Aviation Association of Australia*
*Observer organisations

The purpose of the Summit is to bring together the leadership of Australia’s general aviation industry associations, seeking to develop a consensus proposal for a change to the Civil Aviation Act. The Summit will be chaired by Mr Geoff Breust, former Managing Director of Regional Express and serving President of the Wagga City Aero Club.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Michael McCormack, will open the Summit, addressing delegates on the morning of 9th July 2018. In the spirit of bipartisan support for change, Mr Anthony Albanese MP has been invited to address the Summit delegates on the morning of Tuesday 10th July 2018.

In addition, the following Important guests are attending:

1. City of Wagga Wagga Mayor, Councillor Greg Conkey
2. Member for Mount Isa, The Hon Robert Katter MP
3. Senator for Western Australia, Senator Slade Brockman
4. Senator for Queensland, Senator Fraser Anning
5. Senator for South Australia, Senator Rex Patrick
6. Senator for South Australia, Senator David Fawcett
7. Senate RRAT Committee Secretary, Dr Jane Thompson
8. Department of Infrastructure, Mr Jim Wolfe
9. Department of Infrastructure, Melissa Cashman
10. Aviation Advisor for the DPM, Mr Stephen Campbell
11. CASA Group Manager, Mr Rob Walker
12. Airservices Australia, Mr Stephen Angus
13. Australian Transport Safety Bureau, TBA
14. iAOPA Secretary-General, Mr Craig Spence
15. University of New South Wales, Prof Ian Hampson
16. Falcon Air Safety Officer, Ken Lewis

The Summit Dinner guest speakers are Mr Michael Smith, former Deputy Director of Aviation Safety (CASA), speaking to the need for change to the Civil Aviation Act so as to unlock Australia’s aviation industry and Mr Craig Spence, Secretary-General of the International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Participating media include;

1. ABC Riverina Radio & Television
2. PRIME7 Television
3. Wagga Weekly Newspaper
4. The Australian
5. Australian Flying Magazine
6. Australian Aviation
7. AERO Magazine

On behalf of the AGAA we thank you all for your participation and we look forward to working with you to achieve a positive outcome at the summit.