NOTICE from CHAIRMAN - 1st January 2023
ear MISASA Members & their families and friends ...
On behalf of the MISASA Committee, we wish you a Safe, Prosperous & Blessed 2023.
2023 will see us continously engage in our advocacy role with CAA on not only ARO Matters,
but matters that involve and affect you as a member excersising the priviliges of recreational aviation.
The MISASA ARO has a scheduled audit by CAA on the 24th January 2023 and we shall report back
on the outcome of this. But for now, go out and enjoy your flying.... Best regards John Boucher
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - 6 June 2022
Dear MISASA & SAGPA Members ... SAGPA received their renewed ARO 008 Certificate today.
The effective date is from 3 June 022 to 30 June 2023. This means that the terms embodied in the
Memorandum of Agreement between MISASA & SAGPA have been concluded and the MOA is
formally and amicably cancelled and members resort under their own respective sections.
Thankfully MISASA was in the privileged position to assist SAGPA during their 5 Phase process
initiated by CAA GA to re-instate the ARO. Operations are back to normal for both AROs with
both Weidie Vorster & George Coetzee vacating their co-opted positions on the MISASA committee.
We wish them and the SAGPA Committee all the best going forward. We now face our own challenges
with the GA department and will be addressing that in the weeks to come. Best regards - John Boucher MISASA
Dear MISASA & SAGPA Members ... During 2021, we considered the possibility of an amalgamation
between MISASA & SAGPA. This was decided against in the interest of getting the SAGPA ARO status
back to current. This effort is being hampered by regulatory bureaucracy and promises to be an
arduous journey filled with unnecessary and onerous challenges, especially for a volunteer-run committee.
Not surprisingly, this pushback was anticipated. The MISASA & SAGPA Exco considered several options and
ultimately the proposal to implement a Memorandum of Agreement between the two organisations
was accepted. This agreement came into effect on 1st March 2022. Simply stated, ALL paid up members of
SAGPA remain members of SAGPA but with the only difference, be able to legally operate under the valid
MISASA ARO and its MOP. Chairman Weidie Vorster & Vice Chairman George Coetzee have been
co-opted onto the MISASA Management Team to manage the Gyro Portfolio. The SAGPA Committee are still
to perform their normal day to day duties in terms of their elected positions and constitution. More information
will be sent to PAID-UP members in due course. Best regards - John Boucher MISASA.
NOTICE from CHAIRMAN - 24th February 2022
Thank you to the members that attended the Virtual AGM on Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 @ 18h30
via MS-TEAMS. Initially, some attendees struggled either with bandwidth or had connection issues , but we
could successfully conclude the meeting. The new committee for 2022 can be found on the Committee page by
selecting the relevant tab above. The Chairman's Report / Technical Report / Events Report can be found on
the Governance Page. John Boucher
Please navigate to our website governance page. We have updated several documents relevant to the
MISASA ARO. In particular, a revised constitution. Changes in the industry have necessitated a constitutional
revamp. We urge you to read through the proposed document and kindly pass comments to me at
MISASA is the National Flying Organisation that represents ALL pilots that fly Weight Shift Controlled Microlights (WCM),
Conventionally Controlled Microlights (CCM) and Light Sport Aeroplanes (LSA). Further to this, we have expanded our
representation to include production built NTCA aircraft up to an MTOW of 1663kg as per our latest approved MOP.
This allows MISASA to represent Gyrocopter pilots too.
MISASA is a members organisation that exists to benefit its members. Over the years, MISASA has influenced the
legislation that governs recreational flying in South Africa and always looking to guide its development to be the most
beneficial for the members MISASA provides a valuable information source for recreational pilots and inter alia
organises or supports flying events to encourage skills development and a fun and social side to the sport. Given the fact
that we have included NTCA representation up to an MTOW of 1663 kgs, we thus make provision for PRODUCTION BUILT
NTCA aircraft such as the Bushbaby Safari, Jabiru 4 series, Sling 2 & 4 and Vans Aircraft to name but a few. This provision
also enables pilots that operates a Gyrocopter for recreational purposes, to be legally compliant by being a MISASA Member.