More details will be added here as invited associations confirm their attendance at AIRSHOW 2017.

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association

AOPA Australia was formed in 1949 by pilots and aircraft owners who realised the need for a united voice when lobbying governing and regulatory bodies in relation to legislation and costs associated with aviation.

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Airtourer Association

The Airtourer Association is a group of enthusiasts for the Australian designed Airtourer Aircraft. A related but separate organisation is the Airtourer Co-operative which owns the intellectual property of the Airtourer design and is responsible for ongoing airworthiness. The Airtourer Co-operative has the support of the Airtourer Association and is included in the web site. Please explore our site and share our enthusiasm for a great little aeroplane.

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Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia

The Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia was established in 1974 to promote and advocate the retention, restoration and flying of "old aeroplanes".

40 years later, the Antiquers continue this mission through a growing membership of enthusiasts involved in the restoration, maintenance, operation and promotion of aircraft from the 1930's to the 1960's.

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Australian Air League

The Australian Air League is a youth organisation for boys and girls aged from 8 years which encourages an interest in aviation as a career or as a hobby for the youth of Australia. The organisation is entirely self-funding and is staffed by volunteers who give their time generously to achieve its goals. The Australian Air League has no political, racial or religious connections.

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Australian Beechcraft Society

We are an enthusiastic group of aviators for whom a love of Beechcraft airplanes is our passion. We also share a strong commitment to the very highest standards of safety and airmanship. All owners of any model of Beechcraft airplanes and pilots are welcome to join the Australian Beechcraft Society.

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Australian Cockpit Collectors

Australian National Aviation Museum

The Australian National Aviation Museum, attracts visitors from all over the world. Each year busloads of wide eyed school children come to learn about the magic of flight and Australia’s part in the development of aviation. All of this started with a vague idea, a determination largely borne in ignorance of the enormous difficulties that would present themselves and most importantly the museum members, past and present, who could not bear to stand and watch the great planes die.

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Australian Parachute Federation

The Australian Parachute Federation (APF) is the peak body for the administration, regulation and representation of Australian Sport Parachuting. This is achieved by promoting skydiving and maintaining a high level of safety and by improving the standard of Sport Parachuting to encourage participation and excellence in performance.

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Australian Warbirds

The Australian Warbirds Association was incorporated in 1989 as a non profit company to bring together aircraft owners, operators, restorers, maintainers, historians and enthusiasts to share their passion for ex-military aviation and to promote and preserve Australia’s proud military aviation heritage. On this website you will find everything Australian Warbird related for owners, operators and enthusiasts.

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Geelong Sports Aviators

Geelong Sport Aviators started as a group of like minded people that love and enjoy aviation. As well as aircraft owners and pilots the club has non flying members that just enjoy being involved in aviation and a club environment.

The GSA club is based at Lethbridge Airport situated between Geelong and Ballarat, the group enjoy regular fly aways and social events at the airfield.

GSA has been going since 1987.

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Hang Gliding Federation of Australia

The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia is the sporting body that administers Hang Gliding, Paragliding and Weight Shift Microlights, under regulations laid down by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

The HGFA provides standards for pilot training, pilot and instructor certifications and operational procedures, throughout Australia.

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Harry Hawker Pioneer Aviator

Harry Hawker is an inspiration to young and old, and to future generations yet to come.

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QANTAS Founders Museum

We are an independent not-for-profit community organisation and registered charity, established in 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd. In 2016, Qantas Founders Museum celebrated its 20th Anniversary!

Today, we are a world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artifacts.

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Seaplane Pilots Association Australia (SPAA)

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Sport Aircraft Association of Australia (SAAA)

The Sport Aircraft Association of Australia Inc. had its beginnings in 1956 when a group of aviation enthusiasts formed an association for people interested in building their own aircraft.  This organisation, known as the Ultra Light Aircraft Association of Australia, grew in numbers and expanded its interest to all aspects of powered sport aviation.  In the mid 1970s, with the advent of the Ultra light movement, it was decided to restructure and change the name of the association to Sport Aircraft Association of Australia (SAAA).  The new name was more representative of the broader range of aviation interests of its members.

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