19 September 2018
I am delighted this morning to offer my congratulations to Ray Cronin of Mangalore, who was recently awarded the Col Pay Award for a Lifetime of Service to General Aviation. Ray started flying in 1976 and is a very well respected member of Australia's helicopter industry and a much-loved member of the Mangalore community. Ray has been chief flying instructor and managing director of Kestrel Aviation, based at Mangalore Airport in my electorate, for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Eleanor, are active and generous members of our community, and this award is extremely well deserved.