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Nevada Historical Society presents High Noon with Neal Cobb: Ballooning in and around the Truckee Meadows​​​

Nevada Historical Society presents High Noon with Neal Cobb: Ballooning in and around the Truckee Meadows​​​

High Noon with Neal Cobb is a wonderful history series that delves into fascinating Nevada topics with local experts. Neal Cobb is a passionate historian and honorary curator for the Nevada Historical Society. He loves all things Nevada.  Join Neal Cobb and our monthly speakers as we explore interesting topics and join in the audience conversations.

Speaker: Ramon Seelbach

Title: Ballooning in and around the Truckee Meadows​​​

Ramon Seelbach bought his new balloon in 1984 and flew it every year for the next 27 years. Most balloons last 6 to 8 years. This slide show covers all aspects of hot air ballooning including races, upkeep and maintenance.

Ramon has been flying balloons for more than 30 years, both locally and throughout the western United States. Although his balloon, “Up Early,” is no longer airworthy, he still uses it as a "walk in a balloon" at the Great Reno Balloon Race as well as at other venues locally. Learn the basics of ballooning and enjoy many of his adventures in balloons including a collection of over 200 special shape balloons from around the world.

Ramon Seelbach is a commercial hot air balloon pilot with more than 30 years’ experience. He is retired from active flying now but is still active in the ballooning community.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Registration is required. There are 99 seats available.

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