The Sport Aircraft Builders Club of Western Australia was established to provide a base and airfield for members to build, restore, maintain and operate their aircraft. Members participate in a wide range of activities including fly-ins, fly-aways, competitions, maintaining the airport infrastructure and other social activities. Serpentine Airfield is restricted to Sport and Recreational aviation only; no commercial flying.
We recommend prospective new members begin visiting our airfield regularly, and get to know some of the members. Weekends are the busiest times, with people flying, building, and having a coffee and chat. Check the calendar for our next Busy-Bee day, when you can be sure to catch up with some of the more active members.
We also recommend you attend our monthly meetings which are normally on the last Sunday of each month at 2.00pm in the airfield clubhouse.
We have three basic grades of membership. Social membership is for family and others interested in the club. It gives access to the members-only section of the web site, the email lists and entry to the airfield.
Associate Membership is for people wishing to eventually become full members. Suitably qualified and approved Associate members can hire the club aircraft.
Full Membership is for people who have been an Associate Member for a minimum of 1 year. You must be a qualified pilot or have an aircraft or aircraft project to be eligible. Full Members can base aircraft at Serpentine, subject to restrictions and approval. Once you have an approved aircraft you may then apply for permission to buy a hangar. All available hangar sites already have hangars on them so you will need to negotiate purchase from a current owner.
If you wish to apply for membership, please download the form, print it out, fill it in and send it to the Membership Registrar. (See the Contacts link).
You can join initially as a Social Member or an Associate Member. For Associate Membership please ensure you have three current Full Members endorse your application. Your application will be considered by Committee once your form is received and the applicable fees are received in the club's bank account.
You will be in a better position after a few months to decide if this is the Club for you. When ready, download the application form here:
You will need a proposer and two seconders on your application form, all of whom must be Full Members.
Application forms for upgrade to full membership are available in the clubhouse at Serpentine Airfield (or here: Full Membership Form).
More details about membership privileges can be found here.
More general information about membership can be found here.