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Ballooning Events for 2013

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January 2013

  • No NBC Club Flights in January

January 18 - 21

January 26

  • 6:00 (Social Hour) - NBC Banquet - Jack & Mary’s, 655 North 114th Street.  Reservation and menu information were mailed to all NBC members in good standing.  Contact Michael Jones, Michael@EmeraldCityExpress.com with your RSVP.

January 30 - February 3

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February 2013

February 1 - 3

February 16

  • 3:30 PM (Pilots & crew meet) - NBC Club (Sport) Flight
    Location: Lake Zorinsky (click for map - sunset 6:00 PM)

February 16 - 17

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March 2013

March 2 - 3

March 9

March 16

  • 5:00 PM (Pilots & crew meet) - NBC Club (Sport) Flight
    Location: Lake Zorinsky (click for map - sunset 7:32 PM)   Balloonmeister: TBD

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April 2013

April 6-7

  • NBC Competition Flight at the first flyable opportunity either Saturday or Sunday
    Location: TBA   Balloonmeister: Rich Jaworski

April 20

  • 5:30 PM (Pilots & crew meet) - NBC Club (Sport) Flight
    Location: Lake Zorinsky (click for map - sunset 8:10 PM)   Balloonmeister: TBD

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May 2013

May 4

  • 5:45 AM (Pilots & crew meet) - NBC Competition Flight
    Location: Lake Zorinsky (click for map - sunrise 6:17 AM)   Balloonmeister: TBD

May 10 - 12

May 18

  • There is no Club Fun Flight planned for this month.

May 26

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June 2013

June 1

  • Blues, Balloons, Beer, and Wine Festival, Soaring Wings Winery, Springfield, NE.  Balloon flight & sunset balloon glow
  • NBC Competition Flight at the first flyable opportunity either Saturday or Sunday.   Location: TBA   Balloonmeister: Michael Jones

June 7 - 9

June 15

  • 6:30 PM (Pilots & Crew meet) NBC Club (Sport) Flight
    Location: Lake Zorinsky (click for map - sunset 8:59 PM)   Balloonmeister: Jim Gunhus
  • NBC dinner/social event, either following or in lieu of the flight, at Gunhus' home.

June 15 - 16

June 19 - 23

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July 2013

July 3 - 7

July 6

  • 5:30 AM (Pilots & Crew meet) NBC Competition Flight
    Location: Lake Zorinsky (click for map - sunrise 5:58 AM)   Balloonmeister: TBD

July 11 - 14

July 12 - 13

  • John C. Fremont Days Balloon Glow and Flight, Fremont, NE
    9:00 PM Friday - Balloon Glow - PUBLIC IS INVITED
    First Lutheran Church, 3200 East Military Ave (click for map).
    (pilots/crews arrive by 8:30 PM)
    Subsequent Flight Event (one flight, depending on best forecast weather conditions):
    6:00 AM Saturday - (pilots/crews arrive 5:30 AM ) or
    7:00 PM Saturday - (pilots/crews arrive 6:30 PM)

July 12 - 14

  • Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest, Knoxville/Pella, IA.  Contact: Bill Clemons at (515) 462-2771 or hotairrepair@aol.com

July 19

July 19 - 21

July 20

  • No NBC Club Flight in July - attend one of the other many area events.

July 22 - 28

July 26 - 28

July 26 - August 3

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August 2013

August 2 - 4

August 3

  • NBC Competition Flight will be August 17.  Balloonmeister: Matt Fenster

August 9 - 10

August 9 - 11

August 17

  • 1:00 - 4:00 PM - NBC Picnic & Swap Meet at Michael Jones' home.  Bring a side dish to share, your own drink, plate & silverware, and any ballooning "kitsch" you'd like to exchange.  NBC General Membership meeting after the picnic.
  • 6:00 PM (Pilots & Crew meet) Competition Flight.  Balloonmeister: Matt Fenster.  Location: TBD

August 29 - September 2

August 31 - September 2

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September 2013

September 6 - 8

September 12

  • 8:00 PM Immanuel Hospital Balloon Glow, 72nd & Sorensen Parkway.

September 18

  • 6:30 PM NBC Executive Committee at Gunhus' home.

September 20 - 22

September 21

  • No NBC Club (Sport) Flight in September due to conflict with Creston rally

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October 2013

October 5

  • 7:00 AM (Pilots meet) - NBC Competition Flight.  Location: Lake Zorinsky (click for map - sunrise 7:25 AM)   Balloonmeister: TBD

October 5 - 13

October 19

  • NBC Halloween Party at the Ragle's home.
  • 12th Annual Jill Rubin Memorial Flight.  Location TBA

October 19 - 20

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November 2013

November 2

  • 7:30 AM (Pilot briefing) - NBC Competition Flight -
    Location: Lake Zorinsky (click for map) - sunrise 7:57 PM   Balloonmeister: TBD

November 16

  • 3:30 PM (Pilot briefing) - NBC Club (Sport) Flight
    Location: Lake Zorinsky (click for map) - sunset 5:04 PM   Balloonmeister: TBD

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December 2013

December 6 - 8

  • No NBC Competition or Club (Sport) Flights in December

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