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The Journey to Paradise: Shawn Kelly

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The Journey to Paradise: Shawn Kelly

November 20, 2019 By Kreisha Ballantyne
KREISHA BALLANTYNE chats with new AOPA Australia President SHAWN KELLY about his life in general aviation.
As a boy, Shawn Kelly longed to become a pilot; he loved everything about fight and would have vivid dreams about flying. Sadly, at school he was misinformed, ...This content...

As a boy, Shawn Kelly longed to become a pilot; he loved everything about fight and would have vivid dreams about flying. Sadly, at school he was misinformed, ...

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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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