Boonah Airfield Secure: Meeting Success

Boonah Airfield Secure: Meeting Success

Boonah Airfield Secure: Meeting Success

October 4, 2019 By Kreisha Ballantyne
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia traveled to Boonah in Queensland, Thursday 3rd October 2019, to meet with representatives of the Boonah Airfield community and the Mayor of...

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia traveled to Boonah in Queensland, Thursday 3rd October 2019, to meet with representatives of the Boonah Airfield community and the Mayor of the Scenic Rim Regional Council to resolve concerns regarding the future of Boonah Airfield In Queensland.

“I would like to thank Mayor Greg Christensen for the opportunity to meet with the Council today on behalf of both our local and national aviation industry, “ Benjamin Morgan, Executive Director.

“Boonah Airfield is a valued community asset, providing essential pilot training, aircraft maintenance and engineering,  which help support for our recreational and general aviation industry. The airfield is also an invaluable resource for aerial firefighting, aero-medical, police and emergency services, “

“AOPA Australia thanks Mayor Christensen for affirming the councils support for the future of Boonah Airfield and we look forward to working with the council and aviation stakeholders through the newly formed Airports Advisory Committee, “

“We are looking forward to returning to Boonah in the coming weeks, to participate in public meetings to help build stronger engagement with Council, local aviation stakeholders and the broader community. ” he said.

A joint media statement, including AOPA Australia, Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Boonah Airfield Incorporated will be released shortly.




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.

Topic: Airports

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