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  • October 10, 2018
    4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Session Type: Edutainment
    Session Capacity: N/A


    In the capital of hot air ballooning, Scott Appelman will inspire you with his uplifting career story that started in the family plumbing, HVAC and electric business and transitioned to the start of Rainbow Ryders, a hot air balloon ride company. Find out how his company rises above the rest … plus learn some fun facts about Albuquerque’s famous International Balloon Fiesta!

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Session Speakers


Scott Appelman is the founder and president of Rainbow Ryders, Inc.- the largest balloon ride business in the United States. Rainbow Ryders operates 26 balloons year round doing over 2200 flights per year. Flying over 22,000 passengers annually. Rainbow Ryders’ pilots have flown in 45 states and managed events in Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Chihuahua and Guadalajara, Mexico


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