AOPA Australia Applauds Women in Aviation Funding Announcement

AOPA Australia Applauds Women in Aviation Funding Announcement

AOPA Australia Applauds Women in Aviation Funding Announcement

March 11, 2019 By Kreisha Ballantyne
MEDIA RELEASE
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia applauds the Liberal/National government announcement of $4 million in grass-roots engagement funding to encourage greater numbers of women into aviation. “The government...

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia applauds the Liberal/National government announcement of $4 million in grass-roots engagement funding to encourage greater numbers of women into aviation.

“The government should be applauded for this important announcement and initiative, recognising the need to provide stronger support and encouragement for young women seeking aviation careers and futures,” said Executive Director, Benjamin Morgan.

“Building on the success of AOPA Australia’s Junior Pilots program, our association and partners will be looking forward to working alongside the government in welcoming more young women into our general aviation community”.

Throughout 2018, AOPA Australia visited multiple locations in NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD and SA to provide youth-engagement and support through its Junior Pilots program, providing flight simulation STEM learning experiences and pilot mentoring.

For more information regarding AOPA Australia Junior Pilots, visit:  https://aopa.com.au/junior-pilots/

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Media contact;

BENJAMIN MORGAN
Executive Director
Telephone: (02) 9791 9099
Mobile: 0415 577 724

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia (AOPA Australia)
Hangar 600, Prentice Street, Bankstown Airport NSW 2200 Australia.
PO BOX 26, Georges Hall NSW 2198 Australia.



 

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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