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Smith Flight Commemoration Group Invites Pilots to Join in their Commemorative Flight

January 17, 2020 By Kreisha Ballantyne
Between 8 and 22 March 2020 a group of light, ultralight and historic aircraft will fly from Darwin to Adelaide, largely following the route across Australia taken by Ross and Keith Smith, Walter Shiers and James Bennet after their flight from England to Darwin, 1919-20. KREISHA BALLANTYNE reports.
The Darwin-Adelaide flight was over 10% of the total of Smith’s group’s journey, and possibly the most difficult, largely because much of the land was then unexplored. The ...This content...

The Darwin-Adelaide flight was over 10% of the total of Smith’s group’s journey, and possibly the most difficult, largely because much of the land was then unexplored. The ...

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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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