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AOPA Members Break Four World Records

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AOPA Members Break Four World Records

November 1, 2019 By Kreisha Ballantyne
Australian aviation has four new 'speed over distance' world records. KREISHA BALLANTYNE catches up with AOPA members Gary Weeks and Gary Burns - Australia's most modest record breakers - to find out more.
Gary Weeks and Gary Burns were born in the same hospital, two months apart. “That was quite some years ago,” says Gary Burns with a wry smile. “Our ...This content...

Gary Weeks and Gary Burns were born in the same hospital, two months apart. “That was quite some years ago,” says Gary Burns with a wry smile. “Our ...

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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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