The Australian General Aviation Alliance (AGAA) is planning another general aviation summit for next year to co-incide with the two-year senate inquiry into regulation announced this week.
AGAA last held a GA summit in Wagga Wagga in July 2018, which prompted the government to make changes to the Civil Aviation Act 1988.
AGAA–through executive partner AOPA Australia–has already stated that it will attend all public sessions of the senate inquiry in order to make sure the voice of the GA community is heard clearly.
"We've already been to Canberra to discuss how we're going to bring this body of work forward so that the review is digested by the [inquiry] panel," said AGAA spokesperson, AOPA's Ben Morgan, "and we will start this process next year with our second general aviation summit, which will be held around March.
"We'll have the members of the senate RRAT attending, and we've extended an invitation to the Deputy Prime Minister and are waiting a reply from his office.
"We'll be opening up the 2020 summit not just to the industry associations, but also to aviation businesses and individuals. We'd like to see the summit attended by the largest number of people possible."
Morgan said that AGAA hoped that after the summit the alliance would be in a position to collate the concerns of the general aviation community and present it as evidence at the inquiry hearings due to start around June or July next year.
AGAA is yet to announce to location and date for the summit.
The last AGAA summit brought together over 30 industry associations and was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack, the Shadow Minister for Transport and now Federal Opposition leader Anthony Albanese, CASA Group Manager - Stakeholder Engagement Rob Walker, International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Secretary General Craig Spence and Senator Slade Brockman from WA.