Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival 2018

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Re: Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival 2018

Post by Bretten Bailey » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:07 pm

Just announced "Prowlers of the Pacific" will be our headliner for our June 30-July Warbird Salute Air Show!

The act will feature the SB2C Helldiver (CAF West Texas Wing), SBD Dauntless (CAF Dixie Wing), FG-1D Corsair (CAF Dixie Wing) and Nakajima B5N Kate replica (Japanese Bomber, LLC). There will also be tons of Hollywood style pyrotechnical explosions!

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Post by kalamazookid » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:52 pm

That's the act I was guessing the warbird headline would be. Awesome! Hope I can make it this year. Seeing the Helldiver and Dauntless is always a treat.
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:15 pm

Here's our air show lineups. We haven't publicly announced them all yet, but they all will be announced by the beginning of February. There are a few more that may be added that we are presently working on.

June 30-July 1 Warbird Salute Air Show
-Commemorative Air Force "Prowlers of the Pacific" (Commemorative Air Force West Texas Wing SB2C Helldiver, Dixie Wing SBD Dauntless & FG-1D Corsair, Japanese Bomber, LLC's Nakajima B5N Kate Replica PLUS Pyro)
-United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team
-United States Air Force Heritage Flight (A-10/TBD)
-United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey Demo
-Vampire Airshows featuring Jerry Conley in the deHavilland DH-115 Vampire
-Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team
-Redline Airshows in the RV-8
-Class of '45 Top Guns of WWII
-Scott "Scooter" Yoak in the P-51 Mustang "Quick Silver"
-Jim Tobul in the "Korean War Hero" F4U Corsair
-Susan Dacy in the Super Stearman "Big Red"
-Announcer: Phil Dacy
-Pyro Provided by the TORA Bomb Squad led by Gordon Webb
**Randy Ball may arrive in his MiG-17F on Sunday, July 1 and perform**

July 3-4 Fast & Furious Air Show
-United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team
-United States Air Force Heritage Flight (A-10/TBD)
-United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey Demo
-Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team
-Phillips 66 Aerostars in their NEW Extra 300s
-Redline Airshows in their RV-8s
-Randy Ball FIGHTERJETS MiG-17F
-Michael Goulian Extra 330SC
-Bill Stein in the Zivko Edge 540
-Dan Buchanan Hang Glider
-Announcer: Phil Dacy

In terms of other entertainment, we'll also feature our usual nightly concerts plus more TBA (one will catch the attention of all you aviation peeps). The Great Lakes Timber Show & Tim Dyson FMX Motorcycle Stunt Show will also have multiple showtimes daily.
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Post by alexp2805- » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:51 pm

Looking like a great lineup for both shows!
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Post by kalamazookid » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:31 pm

Wow, that weekend lineup looks amazing! I hope I can make it this year.
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:49 pm

We have added another big addition. However, we are waiting to announce until we can confirm if they will be here for both shows or not.

In other news, we have been solidifying our outside of air show activities. So, for those that want to spend a full day at the event, we have a lot more activities planned. These will all be announced at a later date as well.

We have set our Admission & Parking Prices for the 2018 Event. Though our budget has increased, we have decided not to raise prices.
Parking will be $5 every day with the exception of June 28th (when it will be FREE).

Admission on Air Show Days will be $10.00 ($8.00 with a coupon that you can print from the website www.bcballoons.com). To reiterate, that's the admission price for June 30, July 1, July 3 & July 4. Those are usually 12+ hour days for us too, so you get major bang for your buck.
Admission on June 28th & June 29th are FREE. July 2nd is $5.

For those members that provide media coverage or are seeking media credentials, the form will be up on our website soon!
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:43 pm

We've added The Hoppers L-39 Jet Warbird Team to our lineup. The pilots will be Battle Creek's own Tim Brutsche, Warbird Heritage Foundation's Paul Wood, and Dave Mills.
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Post by bigt512 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:38 am

It's going to be a fun time.
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Post by JAckrmn » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:13 pm

Can’t wait! This’ll be my first time seeing the helldiver and the dauntless in the air! :)
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:30 pm

US Navy Super Hornet Demo (VFA-106) confirmed.

Working on a 4-Ship Legacy Flight. Hopefully that gets approved too :)
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