Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival 2023

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Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival 2023

Post by Bretten Bailey » Mon Oct 10, 2022 7:39 pm

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival 2023
June 29th-July 4th, 2023
Battle Creek Executive Airport
Battle Creek, Michigan
www.fieldofflight.com


Parking: $10 on June 29th and $5 June 30th through July 4th
Admission: FREE on June 29th, $13 per person June 30th through July 4th (Kids 3 feet and under get in FREE)

Full Daily Air Shows will take place Saturday, July 1st through Tuesday, July 4th
Featuring
-United States Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team
-United States Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet Demo Team
-United States Air Force Heritage Flight featuring the F-22 Raptor Demo Team, P-51 Mustang & A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team (Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd ONLY)
-Bruce "Doc" Winter Heritage Flight in the P-51D Mustang "Happy Jack's Go Buggy" (Fighter Escort, LLC. - Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd ONLY)
-Red Bull Air Force Skydivers
-Redline Airshows (Ken & Austin Rieder)
-Award Winning Rob Holland Aerosports in the MXS-RH
-Bill Stein in the Zivko Edge 540
-Rob Holland/Bill Stein Duel
-Kirby Chambliss in the Red Bull Edge 540
-Scott Urschel/Pylon Aviation Aerobatics in the Airbus BO-105 Helicopter
-Susan Dacy in the Super Stearman "Big Red"
-Bob Carlton in the Jet Super Salto Sailplane
-Nathan Hammond "GhostWriter Airshows"
-Nathan Hammond Skywriting
-Kyle Franklin's Flying Circus Comedy Act
-Kyle Franklin’s Deadstickish Act
-Hayden Profitt in "HOT STREAK II" the '57 Chevy Jet Truck (Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Shows contracted by Darnell Motorsports)
-Pyro by Firewalkers International Pyro
-Announcer: Phil Dacy

Twilight & Night Air Show Lineup
-Award Winning Civilian Acts (Twilight)
-Bob Carlton "Fire & Lights" (Night)
-Ken Rieder's Redline Airshows Night Fireworks Show (Night)
-Nathan Hammond's Night Show (Night)
-"HOT STREAK II" Jet Truck (Night)
-Firewalkers International Pyro (Night)

Hot-Air Balloon Launches
-PM Flights June 29th through July 4th
-AM Flights June 30th through July 4th (Gates NOT Open for Morning Flights)

Fireworks Shows: July 1st (Raindate of July 2nd) and July 4th

Balloon Illumes: June 29th and July 3rd

Great American Kites & Victoria Circus shows daily June 29th through July 4th.

Concert Lineup
-June 29th - Jake Kershaw (Blues Rock)
-June 30th - HairMania (80s Tribute Rock Band)
-July 1st - Sage Castleberry (covering genres from 80s rock band to country, plus some originals)
-July 1st - Megan Rae (old and new country plus classic rock and originals)
-July 2nd - The Swift Brothers (Folk Pop featuring some old favorites and originals)
-July 3rd - Earth To Mars Bruno Mars Tribute Band (Nationally Touring Bruno Mars Tribute Band)
-July 4th - Great Scott (Hottest Cover Band in the Midwest)

Skerbeck Entertainment Company Carnival open June 29th through July 3rd. Tons of rides available for everyone. From mild to wild rides to fun games and entertainment.

Kids Day: June 29th

Battle Creek Half-Marathon & 5K: July 1st Morning
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:18 pm

Per 2023 ICAS Calendar
- Bill Stein Airshows
- Dacy Airshows
- Franklin's Flying Circus & Airshow [Kyle Franklin]
- GhostWriter Airshows [Nathan Hammond]
- Kirby Chambliss Aerobatics (Red Bull)
- Redline Airshows
- Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows, LLC
- SHOCKWAVE, AFTERSHOCK & Flash Fire Jet Trucks
- Vertigo Airshows [Bob Carlton]
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Wed Oct 19, 2022 2:39 pm

n33d4sp33d_85 wrote: Wed Oct 12, 2022 3:18 pm Per 2023 ICAS Calendar
- Bill Stein Airshows
- Dacy Airshows
- Franklin's Flying Circus & Airshow [Kyle Franklin]
- GhostWriter Airshows [Nathan Hammond]
- Kirby Chambliss Aerobatics (Red Bull)
- Redline Airshows
- Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows, LLC
- SHOCKWAVE, AFTERSHOCK & Flash Fire Jet Trucks
- Vertigo Airshows [Bob Carlton]
This is just the beginning. Firewalkers International Pyro will be back and also the Jet Truck will be AFTERSHOCK driven by Mark Smith. Susan Dacy will be performing the Super Stearman "Big Red".
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Tue Oct 25, 2022 1:31 pm

The Great American Kites company will be one of the featured specialty events at this year's air show. They will perform a humungous kite show several days during the event.

This company has already produced amazing shows at fairs, festivals, and balloon festivals across the country. In joining us, they also joined the International Council of Airshows, hoping to be featured at more air shows in the future.
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:02 pm

The RedBull Air Force Skydivers have joined the lineup.
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Fri Dec 09, 2022 3:20 pm

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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Dec 13, 2022 6:45 pm

Set to perform at Battle Creek next year is Capt. Samuel "RaZZ" Larson and the F-22 Raptor Demo Team.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Dec 29, 2022 1:43 pm

Latest Addition
- USAF Heritage Flight [F-22 Raptor and Warbird TBD]

https://www.acc.af.mil/Home/Aerial-Even ... -schedule/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Mon Feb 06, 2023 4:01 pm

The A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team will be joining the F-22 Raptor Demo Team for Heritage Flights only at Battle Creek.

https://www.acc.af.mil/Home/Aerial-Even ... -schedule/
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Tue Feb 07, 2023 9:03 pm

We have added Scott Urschel/Pylon Aviation. He will perform aerobatics in the Airbus BO-105 Helicopter.
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