Search for SAFA Members
You can search for SAFA members by Full Name or partial SAFA# in order to check their membership and qualifications. If a member does not appear, it means they are not a financial member. If a qualification does not appear it probably means it has expired. This app will check for a new database version once per day and update as required when there is an internet connection. If your device has a camera and you have a membership card with a QR code on the back you can scan it to retrieve the details.
Enter at least 4 digits of the SAFA# or the Full Name of the member.
Scan a QR Code
Upload a Document
You can upload attachments and documents to the SAFA, these will be processed by the office.
You can also use the camera in your phone to scan documents to an A4 PDF for submitting to the office.
Position the document you want to send within the rectangle in the camera preview below.
Ensure that you are in a well lit environment and try to have a darker background behind the document. Don't hold it up if front of a window!
Click the Start Camera button below to activate your camera.
Next activate the scanner template to help you get the best result from your camera. Place your document inside the red template and make sure it touches the edges.
Then click the Snapshot button to take a photo. You can keep taking photos until you are happy with the result.
Finally when you have an image you are happy with, add your message and click send to send it to the SAFA office.
Qualifications not displayed may have expired.
You can add a new logbook entry by filling in the details below and clicking submit. If you are connected to the internet it will be immediately added to your logbook. If you are offline it will be cached and uploaded the next time there is internet access.
GPS & Vario
I recommend that if you are planning to use a phone to generate a tracklog that you use the excellent program called XCTrack for Android. When coupled with a device with a built in barometer and GPS it gives you a very accurate vario. For example the Sony Z3 Compact can be purchased on Ebay for just $80AUD including delivery to Australia. The built in battery will last for about 6 hours. With a small external powerbank (5000mAh $20) it will last for 18hrs. If you get a phone with an OLED screen like the Samsung Galaxy range you can expect 8-15hrs from the internal battery. I use a second hand Galaxy S7 Edge I got for $140 from ebay and it uses 8% battery per hour at full volume and brightness.
Using the GPS in your device you can record your tracklog. This depends on the GPS in your device working well. This will require a clear view of the sky for a good signal. Vario devices usually use barometric pressure sensors which are much more accurate and sensitive that the GPS in your device. This is in Beta, don't use it as your primary GPS!.
Choose how often to record GPS data points, from 1 Second to 30 seconds.
Start Recording Stop Recording Show Track Logs
If when you Download a track log the file has no name, call it something.gpx and save it where you want it. The file naming seems to be buggy in some browsers.
In order to allow you to upload to your logbook and submit documents you must be authenticated with the SAFA server. When this happens a secure token is passed to this device allowing it access for the next 30 days.
Each time you use this APP within a 30 day period the token is refreshed. If you do not use this app within 30 days you will have to re-authenticate by entering your details below.
Once you have authenticated with this APP anyone who uses it will be using your credentials so be careful.
Authenticate with the SAFA server:
Accessing personal or other members personal information, without permission or a legitimate purpose, may be an offence under Section 477.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995. Access to SAFA information is audited.
Authorised personnel (e.g. SSO’s, instructors, Regional affiliates) are permitted access to members' information for SAFA legitimate business purposes only.
SAFA legitimate business purposes are limited to:
Checking membership status;
Checking a SAFA members qualifications;
Safety coordination and management.
The access or use of SAFA information by third parties or members for other purposes; including marketing, or commercial activities, are strictly prohibited.
SAFA does not release members' information for marketing purposes.
Other than authorised personnel, person's may use SAFA specialised applications to check individuals membership status and qualifications.
Section 17 of the constitution of the Sports Aviation Federation of Australia provides guidance on inspection of records by members. Unauthorised data access may result in disciplinary actions which could lead to loss of membership and prosecution.
Your Username: (This is your Email address)
Your Password: (The same password you use for members.safa.asn.au). Your password is NOT stored on this device.
You can issue a new Student licence here. Students who are not claimed by any school and who hold a valid SAFA membership can be selected.
You must have a working internet connection for this to function.
Add a New Student
Just start typing the student name or membership number...
1: Find & Select the student in the box above, Click Go!.
2: The QUAL is issued today. You can select the discipline if required.
No paperwork! Only Current members who are not already students will appear in the list above. If you can't find the person they are either not a financial member, or they have registered with another Instructor. If they are registered with another Instructor you must contact the office and ask them to move the student over from the old Instructor.
If you are authorised to carry out TIFs this application form will appear here. You can complete the form together with your student prior to your flight. If you have no internet connection the form will be saved until it can be automatically uploaded.
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Parent or Guardian to Complete
For passengers or applicants under the age of 18, the following information must be completed by their parent or guardian.
I, the parent or guardian of the applicant, declare:
1. In consideration for permitting the participant to engage in the Activity, I warrant that I have full and complete authority to execute this as a binding and enforceable document and I release and indemnify the SAFA, the operator and any supplier of services and their directors, employees, agents, contractors and insurers against any claim, liability, loss or damage arising out of the participation in the Activity;
2. I am over the age of 18; and
3. I have read and understood the Risk Warning and Obvious Risk Notice, which form part of this document, and have conveyed them to the participant.