Nicola Scaife, current FAI Womens World Balloon Champion, has been awarded the ASAC Air Sports Achievement Medal. The award recognise an exceptional air sport achievement, either nationally or internationally and either in competition or in record setting. Nicola has been a standout performer in hot air ballooning. She recently won the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge against a strong field of competitors, which included five times Australian champion and the current mens world champion.