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Women Balloonists

 This exhibit has brief biographies of women balloonists. A special notebook contains more information with pictures of women pilots, crew members, crew chiefs, observers and the balloons they work with and details of some of their accomplishments and awards.

                                                                                                         Nikki Caplan Bust

Nikki Caplan was the first balloonist in the state of Missouri and trained many pilots to fly hot air balloons.  She also flew gas balloons and participated in many ballooning events in America and Europe during her career.

    Some of the Contemporary Women Balloonists (living)          Some of the historical women (no longer living)
The above Profile Book shows the data for each individual women in the exhibit.

All women in ballooning are invited to submit a brief biography, a photo of themselves and a photo of their balloon(s) to be included in the collection.

Women balloonists interested in sending in their biography may download and print our "Women in Ballooning" information form by clicking here.

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Closed December 24, 25 and 26, and the months of January & February
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