Join The Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia


Thank you for your interest in joining the Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia (FAAAA)


If you served in the Fleet Air Arm of the RAN (or an Allied Navy) you are eligible to join the association as a full member.   If you did not serve, but have an abiding interest in Naval Aviation, you can join as an Associate Member.

The FAAAA is a fully incorporated not-for-profit organisation with Divisions operating in every State or Territory of Australia except the Northern Territory (which is looked after by QLD).  Each Division operates as an entity but there is an elected National Executive with responsibility for overseeing and representing the national interests of the organisation.

How to Apply

All you have to do is fill out a simple form. A link to access it is at the foot of this page. Please be assured that we never share your information with anyone, and your information is only stored on our stand-alone database which is off-line for security reasons.

Once we receive your form you will then receive an email acknowledging your application and giving further details including payment options (cheque or EFT).

Before you start, please take a moment to read the paragraphs below as they will give you advice on costing, and on which Division of the FAAA you may wish to join.


Being a Full member of the FAAAA entitles you to:

  • Four issues of our quarterly magazine ‘Slipstream’ per annum;
  • A monthly electronic newsletter;
  • Access to commercial discounts, offers and benefits as they occur from time to time (presented on our website);
  • Advice regarding welfare, where possible;
  • Access to the “Members Only” section of the website, and
  • The camaraderie of belonging to a unique club of special people.


FULL MEMBERSHIP: Only former or serving personnel of the RAN or other Navies who have served for not less than 12 months in naval aviation or in support of naval aviation may be admitted as Full members. 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: A person who has interest in the Fleet Air Arm but is not entitled to join as a Full Member may be admitted as an Associate member. 


Each State except NT has its own Division.  Each has different fees and has slightly different management styles in the way they administer members.   Normally,  people join the Division of their own State, particularly if they are living in the Capital City or nearby (or Nowra environs for NSW) as these are generally where meetings and social gatherings occur.  NT members are usually administered by QLD.

There is no reason why any person of any address can’t join any Division of their choice.  Simply enter your preference on the membership application form.  If you subsequently move to another Division there are no transfer costs or differential refunds.


Each Division sets its own fees, as follows:

 Note: Applicants who join part way through an annual period are generally asked to pay the remaining pro-rata subscription relating to that Division.   

Slipstream Magazine

The FAAAA’s quarterly magazine “Slipstream” is only available to members of the Association.   It contains news and views of the Association and the Fleet Air Arm more broadly.  If you have an address in Australia you can receive this by post (“Hardcopy”), or you can elect to read it on-line (“Softcopy”) – the membership application form seeks your preference.


‘FlyBy’ is a monthly electronic (soft copy) magazine is also only available to members of the Association.  It contains articles of general interest, stories, letters from contributors and general news and views. It will automatically be sent to all members with a valid email address.


If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please use the “Contact FAAAA” button at the foot of this webpage.



If you prefer to fill out a paper form (hard copy) you can download one here PAPER FORM and follow the instructions upon it.