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Steve Padgett Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

June 12, 2019 By Kreisha Ballantyne
As part of the Queens Birthday 2019 Honours List announcement, Steve Padgett has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for outstanding achievement and service. AOPA AUSTRALIA'S KREISHA BALLANTYNE reports.
Steve Padgett had his start in aviation learning to fly at age 16, winning a Royal Australia Airforce (RAAF) flying scholarship and has gone on to become an ...This content...

Steve Padgett had his start in aviation learning to fly at age 16, winning a Royal Australia Airforce (RAAF) flying scholarship and has gone on to become an ...

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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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