Former Storey County Commissioner to Discuss “Nevada Aviation History” at Gold Hill Hotel Presentation – Thursday, April 21

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 During Sjovangen’s Air Force career he worked on a number of engineering projects related to aircraft. He was a flight engineer on C-118 and C-47 aircraft, a recruiter, a Human Resources Manager, a Motor Pool superintendent and other duties. He was awarded 4 Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, 4 Air Force Commendation Medals, 4 Meritorious Service Medals and the Humanitarian Service Medal among many others.

Former Storey County Commissioner to Discuss “Nevada Aviation History” at Gold Hill Hotel Presentation April 21

     (Virginia City) – Former Storey County Commissioner Bill Sjovangen will speak on “Nevada Aviation History” at the Gold Hill Hotel Thursday Night Presentations on Thursday, April 21.

     Sjovangen is a 34 year veteran of the US Air Force. He is a master aircraft mechanic, commercial pilot with single and multi-engine ratings, and a certified flight and ground instructor. He holds degrees in history, aerospace science and electronics. He served a tour in Vietnam as an aircrew member and flew 135 combat missions in O2B and C-47 aircraft.

     During Sjovangen’s Air Force career he worked on a number of engineering projects related to aircraft. He was a flight engineer on C-118 and C-47 aircraft, a recruiter, a Human Resources Manager, a Motor Pool superintendent and other duties. He was awarded 4 Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, 4 Air Force Commendation Medals, 4 Meritorious Service Medals and the Humanitarian Service Medal among many others.

      Since his retirement from civil service and the Air Force he has served in a number of positions in Storey County, with his last position as County Commissioner. In the private sector, Bill is a competition shooter, explosives expert and producer/director of live outdoor air show events.

      Sjovangen’s Gold Hill Presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.    Dinner is from 4-8 p.m. at the Crown Point Restaurant at the Gold Hill Hotel with several fine-dining menu options offered.

     The cost is $25 for the dinner and lecture and $10 for the lecture only.

     The Gold Hill Hotel, the oldest hotel in Nevada, and its renowned Crown Point Restaurant, are located at 1540 Main Street, Gold Hill, just one mile south of Virginia City on SR 342.

     For reservations, call the Gold Hill Hotel at 775-847-0111.

     Other upcoming presentations include:

     April 28 – Ken Beaton – “Irish Archaeological Dig”

     May 5 – Deny Dotson, Virginia City Tourism Director “Go Below The Surface of Virginia City” – video event.

     May 12 – Sheriff Gerald Antinoro – “The Office of Sheriff: Past, Present & Future”.

     May 19 – Private event

     May 26 – Gus Fincel – “The 601 Vigilance Committee In Virginia City”

     June 2 – Tom Zachry – Western singer/poet


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