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New Zealand Grounds All Non-Essential GA Flights

March 27, 2020 By Kreisha Ballantyne
With New Zealand having updated their COVID-19 alert to Level 4, it has advised all private pilots to stay on the ground. As Australia's government has closely mirrored New Zealand's actions through the pandemic, is it only a matter of time before general aviation here in Australia receives a 'stay on the ground' alert for most private, non-essential operations? KREISHA BALLANTYNE reports.
New Zealand’s move to Alert Level 4 means  private and recreational pilots cannot operate their aircraft. In a statement the CAA declared: You should be making plans to ensure ...This...

New Zealand’s move to Alert Level 4 means  private and recreational pilots cannot operate their aircraft. In a statement the CAA declared:

You should be making plans to ensure ...

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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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