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An AOPA Australia Member with a Big Heart

, Member ProfileAn AOPA Australia Member with a Big Heart

An AOPA Australia Member with a Big Heart

June 26, 2019 By Kreisha Ballantyne
AOPA AUSTRALIA'S KREISHA BALLANTYNE catches up with Samuel Ibrahim, Senior Charter Pilot at City & Country Air Charters in Orange, who recently began an initiative to help children in need in rural Australia.
Air Force Cadet Scholarship winner Samuel Ibrahim always knew he was going to be a pilot. Originally from Melbourne, he completed the Bachelor of Aviation and Bachelor of ...This content...

Air Force Cadet Scholarship winner Samuel Ibrahim always knew he was going to be a pilot. Originally from Melbourne, he completed the Bachelor of Aviation and Bachelor of ...

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Kreisha Ballantyne

Kreisha’s experience across various sectors of the aviation industry reflect her passion for general aviation. In previous editorial roles at AOPA Australian Pilot, Sport Pilot and AirSport, Kreisha has had the privilege of flying in – and writing about -a multitude of aircraft types, from a powered parachute to a PC12. Kreisha is currently a feature writer for Australian Flying magazine, as well as CASA’s Flight Safety Australia. As a private pilot, Kreisha has experienced an incredible array of aviation adventures, including flying solo across Australia in heels and lipstick to influence young female pilots; wing-walking on a vintage Stearman; flying in New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Austria; and interviewing a diverse and incredible cross-section of aviators. Now in her tenth year in the industry, she is delighted to continue her passion for writing about aviation as one of AOPA’s new digital editors.

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