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MISASA ARO / MOP PLUS New SACATS AND CARS Open for Comment

Postby alanmack » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:24 pm

THE ARO GOVERNING MICROLIGHTS AND LSA AIRCRAFT HAS BEEN APPROVED AND NOW GOVERNS FLIGHT IN THIS CATEGORY.
> MISASA Status ON 16 FEBRUARY 2011 changed & THE CAA ISSUED MISASA WITH AN ARO CERTIFICATE
This means that MISASA is the appropriate body for micolight and LSA NTCA aircraft owners in South Africa.

YOUR INPUT IS ALSO NEEDED re the new SACATS and CARS amendments that are open for comment.
To comment on these please go to the following link where you can download copies
http://weboonline.com/MISASA/websitefor ... ?catID=182


If you want a copy of the ARO please go to:
http://weboonline.com/MISASA/webBlogDet ... &catID=159

you can at the above page on the http://www.misasa.co.za website in the Technical announcements section download the ARO by clicking on the ARO attachment link > " download doc file."

Congratulations to Rowena are in order.

Some responses are added below:

Hi Donald,

A well deserved congratulations. May you guys continue to set the height of the bar. You can now hold your head high when going into battle with the RAASA’s & CAA’s with Aero Club at your side.

Well done to the team that finally made it happen.

Best regards,

Jeff
Chairman of the Aero Club


Subject: Congratulations on becoming an ARO

Hi Donald

Please pass on AeCSA’s congratulations on becoming an ARO and especially the those from the AeCSA EXCO
It has been a long hard journey.

Will done and please pass on this message to all your members.

It is an achievement.


Kind regards,
Kev Storie
General Manager
AeCSA

Tel: 011 082 1100
Cel: 083 233 1063
Fax: 086 635 3755
http://www.aeroclub.org.za

To All MISASA members and the MISASA Committee.



Let me be the first to congratulate you on becoming an ARO on behalf of RAASA.

Please find attached your ARO certificate.





Regards



Pierre Laubscher

Operations Manager

RAASA

Tel: 011 827 9330

Fax: 011 827 9329

http://www.raasa.co.za
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby John Boucher » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:32 pm

(^^) (^^) (^^) (^^)

Alan Mac... you beat me to it!

This has been long time coming and with a lot of effort from various people and in particular Deon & Rowena! I have promised "om julle raak te drink" at the next MISASA EXCO MEETING!
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby KFA » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:12 pm

(^^) (^^) (^^) Now for the questions I think most guys want to ask. What does it mean to us in practice? What are the benefits? What changed from before? Is MISASA now seperated from the Aeroclub?
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby John Boucher » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:46 pm

Well firstly... it was a requirement of CAA as per Part 149.

Will give you a better co-ordinated answer tomorrow sir!
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby John Boucher » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:22 am

The ARO awarded is initially valid for 1 year. It is then reviewed and if CAA is satisfied, re-issued for a 2 year period! After the 2 year period, it is again reviewed and if re-issued - a period of 5 years is valid.

To start off with.... AIC 22·4 dated 01-06-15
OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT REGULATION CONTROL OF AVIATION SPORTING ACTIVITIES.
☞ Indicates changes.
☞1. This AIC replaces AIC 22·4 dated 91.12.15.
☞2. In terms of Part 149 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1997 (CAR) the Commissioner for Civil Aviation (CCA) may, subject to the provisions of section 4(2) and (3) of the Act, designate a body or institution to oversee aviation recreational activities. In the absence of a body being designated, the CCA will retain this function. In terms of Part 149 of the CAR, no organisation shall undertake aviation recreation except under the authority of, and in accordance with the provisions of, an aviation recreation organisation (ARO) approval.
☞3. Part 149 shall apply to the approval and operation of recreation organisations involving:
(a) microlight aeroplanes and powered paragliders
(b) gliders
(c) free balloons
(d) gyroplanes
(e) hanggliders and non powered paragliders
(f) parachutes, or
(g) non-certified aircraft
☞4. No aviation recreation activities may take place unless it is carried out strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Manuals of Procedure as approved by the CCA.
☞5. The CCA however reserves the right to suspend or cancel any ARO approval should it be deemed necessary.
To briefly state - It gives MISASA LEGAL CREDIBILITY & STANDING!!!!

As Alan has mentioned, the current MOP can be downloaded here : http://www.weboonline.com/MISASA/webBlog.php?catID=159
I suggest that each and every microlight & LSA pilot downloads the document as that is what we are going to use as guideline henceforth!

As a note of interest, being an ARO, we are regarded as role players and when certain decisions such eg. AIRSPACE RESTRICTIONS are IMPOSED, we shall be consulted and form part of the decision process. This a simplistic example. Another I can use is eg. Being the ARO representing Microlighters & LSA, should an accident be investigated, who better to consult than the experts that fly them? The examples are endless.
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby John Boucher » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:29 pm

As a matter of interest.... there are currently SIX (6) ARO's registered & affiliated to Aeroclub SA and are listed as :

Balloon & Airship Federation of South Africa
The Soaring Society of South Africa
Parachute Association of South Africa
South African Model Aircraft Association
Sport Aerobatic Club of South Africa
Microlight & Light Sport Aeroplane Association of South Africa
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby Leprachaun » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:23 pm

Well done to all involved , Specially Rowena . at last its done Alex Rudd (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^)
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby Morph » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:58 am

Yes been a long time in the making, welldone guys

Now to move ahead and provide real value for the members
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby Ranger » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:47 am

(^^) Well done to all involved. A great leap forward.
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby Grumpy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:50 am

Yes, congrats from me too. Well done on new rules approved !! vhpy vhpy
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby John Boucher » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:56 am

Grumps.... I know where to find you :lol:

Actually guys, this is quite beneficial to the whole microlight & LSA fraternity.

We are hoping to be part of the RAASA roadshows (soon soon at Morningstar if all goes well!) where so much more can be discussed and questions be answered one on one!
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby nicow » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:15 pm

I hope this is not going to make things more difficult for us-the legal pilots. :?: :?
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby John Boucher » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:41 pm

Absolutely not NICOW.... :)
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Re: 16 Feb: New Rules Approved to Govern Microlights in SA

Postby nicow » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:07 pm

Then it's good news!
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Re: MISASA ARO / MOP PLUS New SACATS AND CARS Open for Comme

Postby MADDOG » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:32 am

Please excuse my ignorance, and I am trying to be positive on the subject, but just why is this ARO good news for a microlight pilot.

So far my only experience of MISASA has been negative. All of a sudden it now adds R600 on to the cost to renew an authority to fly due to membership of MISASA now being mandatory. (I believe that if situation was tested in the courts it would be deemed to be unconstitutional and uncompetitive behavior - illegal)

What have I gained by spending this additional R600? So far nothing. No receipt, no membership number, no membership card - nothing. It can be likened to paying corruption money to a home affairs person to print you a copy of a document require.

Elseware on this forum people are asking questions as to why the skies are are empty and that GA disapearing. I am not surprised. A 6 fold increase in the cost of ATF on top of a 5 fold in four years cost of airfield fees all on top of fuel, maintanence and other costs is killing even NTCA. (Imagine to outcry if now all of a sudden we all had to belong to the AA in order renew our motorvehicle licences every year)

My opinion is each and every decision made by people in aviation should be tested against just what benefit and at what cost it will mean to ALL stakeholders.
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