New members can apply online or by using the downloadable PDF forms. Membership applications can be found here.
Please visit the Gyro Building Standards page for further information regarding the registration process.
It is a requirement of CASA that all gyroplanes are registered with ASRA with current registrant details and all major modifications are kept up-to-date.
Current members will be emailed a registration invoice after October each year. The invoice will have a link to the ASRA member administration database where payments can be made online using credit card or EFT. Members not having internet access will receive an invoice in the post.
All gyroplane registrations for transfer of registrant can be performed online by an ASRA Technical Adviser or, be notified via the F006 Gyroplane Registration, Renewal & Transfer Form, and post/email your completed form with a current image of a close-up side profile of your gyroplane to the ASRA Registrar. Payment options are on the form.
It is a requirement of CASA that all major modifications are signed off by an ASRA Technical Adviser and recorded.
Only an ASRA Technical Adviser has the database permissions to update specifications of a gyroplane record in the ASRA member administration database. So once a TA has approved any major modifications to your gyro ensure that they have updated the specifications of your gyro in the registration record under your entry in the ASRA member administration database.
Post/email the completed form signed by the TA with a current image of a close-up side profile of your gyroplane to the ASRA Registrar.
ASRA, under CASA regulations, requires pilots to provide evidence that they are medically fit to operate a gyroplane and hold a pilot certificate.
ASRA Operations Manual, section 2.01 para 10, outlines the medical standard required to fly a gyroplane in Australia.
SOLO AND STUDENT PILOT
The medical standard for Pilots flying solo in ASRA rotorcraft is equivalent to those required to obtain a Private Motor Vehicle Drivers Licence in Australia. This declaration is to be completed by all members before flying as a Pilot or Student Pilot in an ASRA registered rotorcraft. The ASRA F009 Membership Application includes an F011A Medical Declaration section.
If you have had, or are currently suffering from, any of the medical conditions listed in the F011A section on the form you must not sign the self-assessment declaration. Instead you are required to have your doctor sign the F011B form instead. Download the F011B Solo Medical Form here or from the Member Zone/Forms page.
INSTRUCTOR AND/OR PASSENGER CARRYING PILOT
Note that pilots who gain a passenger carrying endorsement or instructor rating cannot use the medical section on the F009 Membership Application. Instead you must submit either a current CASA Class 2 Pilot Medical Certificate or download the ASRA F010 Medical Examiners Certificate here or from the Member Zone/Forms page.
The examining doctor must be made aware that the medical is to be carried out to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Licence in Australia and that its purpose is for Sports Aviation, not Commercial Aviation use. Therefore the Commercial Medical Examiners Certificate is not acceptable to ASRA on its own. The ASRA F010 medical Certificate must be signed by your doctor.
Updated ASRA medical certification must be undertaken at least every 4 years for persons under 40 years of age, and every 2 years for those 40 years of age and over. Specific medical conditions may require more frequent certification and under certain circumstances “for cause” examinations may be required.
Members with internet access can use the online ASRA member administration database to keep their medicals up to date. With the exception of the solo medical, all other signed medicals will need to be scanned and uploaded to the member’s database record using the procedure in the Online Instruction Manual.
Alternatively you can post or email completed medical forms to the ASRA Registrar.
All ASRA members who are pilots are covered for $1,000,000 public liability. Pilots with passenger carrying endorsements have a further $250,000 cover for passengers.
ASRA acts as the broker for QBE and collects the premiums as a mandatory levy added to annual membership fees.
Public Liability cover for more than $1,000,000 may be available through QBE on a case by case basis.
In addition, QBE offers hull insurance for individual gyroplanes on a case by case basis.
NB: All pilots should be aware that all Public Liability Insurance claims are subject to the pilot being fully compliant with the ASRA Operations manual at the time of the claim.
ASRA’s Aviation Legal Liability Policy information and Certificate of Currency are available via the links below.