For details see our website: http://www.BCBalloons.com. June 28th-July 4th, 2018. TWO Air Shows, Balloons, Entertainment, Fireworks and SO MUCH MORE for the whole family! Our 2017 Event will be held JUNE 29 - JULY 4 2017 at W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek, Michigan. Vote for us to be the BEST AIR SHOW in the USA: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-air-show-2017/battle-creek-field-of-flight-air-show-battle-creek-mich/
Our Facebook fans will know all the up-to-date information FIRST and our fan base may even get some unique opportunities. Our 2017 Event promises to be one of the best ones yet. There will be something for everyone. Our entertainment value is UNMATCHED today, so you will want to make sure that you come out on at least one day during our 20157event. We'll have a HUGE Air Show, Hot-Air Balloons, Carnival, Vendors, Field of Rock Concerts, a Twilight Air Show, Car Race, Fireworks and so much more. Make sure you stay tuned to our FB page for updates during the event.
We are so blessed to have such an amazing fan base, and this Facebook Page has helped prove it. We are presently in the running for USA Today's Top 10 Best Air Show in the United States (please vote) You all helped push us through to becoming the #1 Attraction in West Michigan by WZZM13 TV in April 2012. We really want you to stay with us and have you spread the word about the event to friends. We promise to take good care of all of you...because you all are the best. We have so much more exciting stuff coming, stay tuned.
2017 marks 37 years and the Field of Flight is still ROCKING! We are presently (2017) the LARGEST Air Show in the State of Michigan (as well as one of the largest and best in the country). In addition, we are one of the largest & best balloon competitions in the country. Combine this with our amazing entertainment lineup, our vendors and everything we have going on during the festival and it is obvious why we are one of the best.
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One of the most beautifully restored P-51s will be joining us in Battle Creek this year for a performance that no one will ever forget! The QuickSilver P-51D Mustang, flown by Scott "Scooter" Yoak, is flown in an ultimate tribute to those who have served our nation. This aircraft will certainly help put the Veterans Salute into our Warbird Salute Air Show June 30-July 1. With a paint job that is polished and serves many meanings (check out the website to learn more), this aircraft honors those who have served. In addition, it's an amazing demonstration in a resurrected veteran flown by one of the top warbird pilots in the nation today. "As this silver bird quickly streaks across the sky, let us not forget those who served, sacrificed, and gave their all." Don't miss it, #OnlyInBattleCreek on June 30 & July 1. #Scooter #ScottYoak #P51 #QuickSilver #ResurrectedVeteran #FieldOfFlight #BCBALLOONS #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #AirShow #BalloonFestival #VeteransSalute #WarbirdSalute #BattleCreek #FoF18
A Battle Creek regular will be returning for his 4th year in a row. The ever popular Bill Stein from Bill Stein Airshows will return to Battle Creek for our Fast & Furious Air Show July 3-4. Known as one of the best aerobatic pilots in the world, this ICAS Sword of Excellence winning (the highest award given in the air show industry) air show pilot will wow the crowds of the Field of Flight once again. Bill is a Michigan Native from Ann Arbor and is one of the most accomplished pilots around today. He performs an amazing routine in the Zivko Edge 540. You all know it as the "Chameleon Plane" as it features a special paint job where the plane changes color depending on the sun angles. Count how many colors you can see during this amazing gyroscopic display July 3-4 #OnlyInBattleCreek during the Field of Flight. #BillStein #Zivko #Edge540 #ChameleonPlane #AerobaticSuperStar #SwordOfExcellence #MichiganNative #FieldOfFlight #BCBALLOONS #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #AirShow #BalloonFestival #FastAndFurious #BattleCreek #FoF18
Are you ready Battle Creek??? The World's FIRST Single Engine Jet Aircraft will take to the Battle Creek skies during our Warbird Salute Air Show June 30-July 1 in 2018! Jerry Conley (DH100 Vampire). who performed in Battle Creek in the past (2010) in his Viper 29 as part of Red Star & the Dragon will be bringing the RARE deHavilland DH-115 Vampire to the Field of Flight this summer. This will be the first time the deHavilland Vampire has appeared in Battle Creek. Development on this amazing aircraft began in 1943. By 1946, the Vampire was in production and serving the Royal Air Force. Entering service as only the second jet for the British (after the Gloster Meteor) and the very first single engine jet fighter in the world. This frontline fighter started to replace many of the great piston-driven aircraft of WWII. Don't miss this RARE aircraft flown in an amazing demonstration by a world-class pilot! #OnlyInBattleCreek during the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival Warbird Salute Air Show June 30-July 1. Share, share, share away!! #British #RoyalAirForce #Vampire #DeHavilland #DH115 #VampireAirshows #RARE #JetPower #FieldOfFlight #BCBALLOONS #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #AirShow #BalloonFestival #VeteransSalute #WarbirdSalute #BattleCreek #FoF18
Redline Air Shows will be making their Battle Creek debuts this year, performing in BOTH of our air shows...June 30-July 1 and July 3-4. Redline Airshows will be coming to Battle Creek from Cincinnati, Ohio. Ken Rieder and Jon Thocker will take their two versatile Vans RV-8 aircraft (both homebuilt) and perform a dynamic two-ship routine complete with formation maneuvers, solo maneuvers and breath-taking, heart-stopping head on opposing maneuvers! This is a show unlike any you've ever seen! Mark your calendars see why Redline really is THE goal...NOT the limit! See them #OnlyInBattleCreek during the 2018 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival. Excited? Share our page and posts now!! #RedlineAirshows #Redline #VansRV8 #Homebuilt #FieldOfFlight #BCBALLOONS #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #AirShow #BalloonFestival #FastAndFurious #VeteransSalute #WarbirdSalute #BattleCreek #FoF18
Our friends from up in Canada will bringing some historic aircraft to us in Battle Creek this year. Based in Tillonsburg, Ontario, the Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team will rock the Battle Creek skies in their vintage World War II era Canadian Harvard training aircraft. The Canadian version of the North American T-6/SNJ Texan, the Harvard's were the Advanced Trainers for the Canadian Forces. In Battle Creek, they will perform an amazing formation routine with their FOUR North American Harvards spewing beautiful white smoke against the beautiful, big, blue sky! In addition, the roaring engine and the sound of the tips of the propellers reaching super sonic will accompany these beautiful sights! Mark your calendars now and catch the team during BOTH OF OUR AIR SHOWS....June 30-July 1 and July 3-4. #OnlyInBattleCreek at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival There are tons more announcements to come!! Balloons, Entertainment, Air Show & MORE!! Share our page and get people to like it...we'll pick up the speed of the announcements. #CanadianHarvardAerobaticTeam #NorthAmericanHarvard #CHAA #Canadian #FieldOfFlight #BCBALLOONS #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #AirShow #BalloonFestival #FastAndFurious #VeteransSalute #WarbirdSalute #BattleCreek #FoF18
Michael Goulian is one of the top pilots in the world today, and he will be performing in Battle Creek on July 3rd & 4th! This aerobatic all-star, and RedBull Air Race World Series competitor is known all around the world for his precision and dedication to the sport of aerobatics. Last seen in Battle Creek in 2007, he will be welcomed back for the 2018 event and he will show you high performance aerobatics at its finest in his Extra 330SC. He doesn't fly a show, he attacks it! Don't miss him performing July 3rd & 4th during our Fast & Furious Air Show at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival #MikeyG #MichaelGoulian #TeamGoulian #Team99 #RedBullAirRace #FieldOfFlight #BCBALLOONS #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #AirShow #BalloonFestival #FastAndFurious
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We hope 2018 brings everyone great joys, adventures and so much more! We are 178 Days away from kicking off the event! Remember, June 28th-July 4th, 2018. 2018 is going to be a terrific Field of Flight!! #BCBALLOONS #HAPPYNEWYEAR #BestWishesin2018 #FieldOfFlight #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #FoF18
A demo never before seen in Michigan, the US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey will take to the skies over Battle Creek in 2018, participating in BOTH our Warbird Salute Air Show on June 30th & July 1st as well as our Fast & Furious Air Show on July 3rd & 4th. This is an EXTREMELY RARE demo. Only FOUR show sites are selected each year to showcase the MV-22. Introduced into service in 2007, the MV-22 is a tilt-rotor aircraft (the first tilt-rotor aircraft to enter production) designed in a partnership between Bell Helicopter & Boeing. The aircraft can function as both an aircraft, flying normally, as well as like a helicopter. This is accomplished by the rotors themselves tilting between configurations. Primarily used as a troop & cargo transport, the aircraft can be fitted with armament. With STOL (Short Takeoff or Landing) and VTOL (Vertical Takeoff or Landing), the Osprey can enter any zone quickly and efficiently and deploy or extract anything necessary. Mark your calendars now and come see this amazing aircraft fly in person #OnlyInBattleCreek as part of the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival June 30th-July 1 & July 3-4. #BattleCreek #FoF18 #FieldOfFlight #BCBALLOONS #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #AirShow #BalloonFestival #FastAndFurious #VeteransSalute #USMarineCorps #TiltRotor #Osprey #MV22 #SemperFi
Air Combat Command Aerial Events has awarded us the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team for 2018. This aircraft, designated for close air support, is familiar to many in Battle Creek as it used to be stationed here as part of the 110th. Now flying demos again in 2018 for the first time since 2011, this Tactical Demonstration will show off the aircraft's attack agility, maneuverability, and handling characteristics. The Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately known as the Warthog, was designed around its 30mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon Gatling gun. The pilot essentially sits inside, and is protected by, a titanium bathtub. Don't miss this awesome Tactical Demonstration of Airpower during BOTH of our Air Shows....our Warbird Salute Air Show on June 30th & July 1st and our Fast & Furious Air Show July 3rd & 4th...#OnlyInBattleCreek In addition, the A-10 will join a warbird (to be determined) for the United States Air Force Heritage Flight ( Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation). Stay tuned for a later announcement about that! #BRRRT #A10DemoTeam #AirCombatCommand #BCBALLOONS #BattleCreek #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #FieldOfFlight #FoF18 #FastFurious #SaluteToVeterans #WarbirdSalute
From the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival family to yours, Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! We'll return to some BIG Announcements regarding the United States Military in just a few short days. For now, everyone enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. Enjoy all the season has to bring! Wishing you all Seasons Greetings and splendid holiday wishes! -The Battle Creek Balloon Corp. Family
Rounding out the "Prowlers of the Pacific" lineup is the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver from the CAF West Texas Wing. This aircraft is the ONLY flying example of the Curtiss Helldiver in the ENTIRE WORLD! This RARE bird represents the many Helldivers that served in the Pacific. The SB2C was the final purpose-built dive bomber to enter service with the United States Navy and played a pivotal role in many campaigns of the Pacific. Don't miss the World's ONLY Flying Curtiss SB2C Helldiver flying in Battle Creek on June 30th & July 1st as part of our Veterans Salute Air Show! #OnlyInBattleCreek! #SaluteToVeterans (Photo from Commemorative Air Force SB2C Helldiver at the West Texas Wing and taken by Koepnickphotography (Jim Koepnick). #VeteranSalute #BCBALLOONS #AirShow #BalloonFestival #FoF18 #FieldOfFlight #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #SB2C #Helldiver #DouglasHelldiver #ComemmorativeAirForce
Also participating in "Prowlers of the Pacific" and coming to us from the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing is the Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless known as "Speedy-D". Delivered in late 1940, the SBD Dauntless proved its worth as a dive bomber during campaigns in the Pacific. The Dauntless was considered the most destructive weapon in the Navy in World War II, responsible for sinking over 300,000 tons of enemy ships. The Dauntless was also responsible for sinking five aircraft carriers during the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway. "Speedy-D" was delivered to the US Navy in April of 1944. In 1951, after serving with the Skywriting Corporation of America, the aircraft was sold to CIA Mexicana Aerofoto. CAF Dixie Wing acquired the Dauntless after it sat at the CAF Headquarters in Texas for quite a few years. She returned to the skies in 1999 and has been inspiring ever since with stories of WWII and saluting our veterans. Don't miss this RARE FLYING Example, one of only a few of her kind that are airworthy, #OnlyInBattleCreek on June 30th & July 1st as part of our Warbird Salute Air Show! #SaluteToVeterans #WarbirdSalute (Photo from the CAF Dixie Wing and was taken by David F. Brown Photography) #BCBALLOONS #BattleCreekFieldOfFlight #SBDDauntless #SBD #DouglasDauntless #DiveBomber #ProwlersOfThePacific #AirShow #BalloonFestival #BattleCreekBalloons #FoF18