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 RyanS » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:39 pm

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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 :)
YES! That is great and would be even more awesome, respectively. Is this for all 4 show days?
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:42 pm

RyanS wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:39 pm
Bretten Bailey wrote:
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 :)
YES! That is great and would be even more awesome, respectively. Is this for all 4 show days?
Right now, yes. The Legacy Flight would be just for the Warbird show, however. Will update with any changes.
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Post by kalamazookid » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:12 pm

A four-ship Legacy Flight would be awesome if it happens! I actually don't think I've seen the Super Hornet since the last time I was at Battle Creek, which was somewhere around 2010-11. Looking forward to attending again. Always seems like there's some sort of holiday-related conflict that prevents me from even considering attending, but not this year!
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Post by bigt512 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:04 pm

Great news
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Mon May 28, 2018 2:49 pm

We have firmed up our Legacy Tailhook Flight and Air Force Heritage Flight:

-The US Air Force Heritage Flight will be flown by the A-10C Demo Team with Charles "Tuna" Hainline in a P-51 Mustang (exact airframe TBA soon). The Heritage Flight will be flown on all show days...June 30, July 1, July 3 & July 4.

-The US Navy Legacy Tailhook Flight will be flown by the F/A-18F Super Hornet Demo Team and Jim "Torc" Tobul in the "Korean War Hero" F4U-4 Corsair. The Legacy Tailhook Flight will be flown during our June 30 & July 1 Warbird Salute Air Shows ONLY!

For the first time in many years, we'll have two P-51s and two Corsairs on the ramp in BC.
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Thu May 31, 2018 3:15 pm

The TF-51D "Bum Steer" will be flown by USAF Lt. Col. (Ret) Charles "Tuna" Hainline for the USAF Heritage Flight.

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Post by Bretten Bailey » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:46 pm

-The A-10s arrived yesterday (ran into weather on the way out from Binghamton and decided it was best to head here).
-Randy Ball also arrived in his MiG-17F (he will be flying a different 17 at the show in Cedar Creek Lake, Texas on June 30th).

Event grounds are pretty much set (we're expecting nasty thunderstorms tomorrow night so hopefully things stay that way). That'll open up to great (but hot) weather! This is a good time to remind everyone that COOLERS ARE ALLOWED on our event grounds. Just no alcohol or glass! Pack a lunch and stock up on water if you're planning on coming out! And don't forget about all of our great food vendors (some have already arrived)

Skerbeck Carnival will be arriving today to begin to set up!

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Post by RyanS » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:25 am

Well, I'm terrified of the forecast (and bummed for the show to get dealt that hand) but I'll be there anyway!
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Post by alexp2805- » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:29 am

Woah! I'll be there Saturday and oh boy! 94 Degrees. Gonna be a hot but can't wait for the show! :)
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Post by Ack » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:18 am

Yep....gonna be a hot one! We're heading to Traverse City for the show Saturday, then south to Battle Creek for Sunday's show.
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