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Tom Bergeon - Mason, MI RE/MAX Mighty Max

Tom “Uncle Tom” Bergeon is from Mason, Michigan. Tom says he got into hot air ballooning because he was a world class greenie (sea sick), so he took to the skies in a balloon. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 33 years with over 4,000 hours being pilot-in-command of a balloon. Tom has participated in all but one Field of Flight events since 1980.

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Trevor Blount - Chesapeake, VA Magic Destiny

Trevor Blount, from Chesapeake, Virgina, will fly his Magic Destiny balloon for the first time this year in the Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition in Battle Creek. He has been a licensed hot-air balloon pilot for 14 years and has logged 75 pilot-in-command hours. When he’s not flying his balloon, he is employed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a Lieutenant, stationed with the USCG’s National Strike Force.

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Phil Clinger - Battle Creek, MI Overheat

Phil Clinger is from Battle Creek, Michigan, and has participated in the Battle Creek Field of Flight HotAir Balloon Competition for 13 years and will be returning this year in his balloon named Overheat. He has been a licensed hot-air balloon pilot for 16 years and has logged over 550 pilot-in-command hours.


  



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Harold “Bubba” Cliver - Lewisville, TX NAME T/C

Harold “Bubba” Cliver is from Lewisville Texas. He has 25 years as a licensed hot-air balloon pilot and 1,080 pilot-in-command hours. When he’s not ballooning for pleasure or competition, he is a professional pilot. Bubba is returning for his 5th year to compete in the Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition.

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Larry Coan - Livonia, MI Superfluous

Larry Coan is from Livonia, Michigan. He is an engineer for the Ford Motor Company. He is married to his wife Amy. Larry received a hot-air balloon ride for his 27th birthday and was hooked. The rest is history. He has been piloting a balloon for 8 years with 250 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon.

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Deven Cook - Battle Creek, MI Even Higher

Battle Creek, Michigan’s own Deven Cook will be participating in his 6th Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition this year with his Even Higher balloon. He has been a licensed hot-air balloon pilot for 3 years and has logged 100 pilot-in-command hours.


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Brian Counts - Battle Creek, MI Big Blue/M Go Ballooning

Brian Counts is from Battle Creek, Michigan. During the 1981 World’s Championships in Battle Creek, Brian was getting ready for work, heard the roar of a hot-air balloon overhead, ran outside and got to help the balloonist take his balloon apart. He has been involved in hot-air ballooning ever since.

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Barb Demaree - Ft Myers, FL Hot Ziggity

Barb Demaree is from Ft. Myers, Florida and will be flying her Hot Ziggity balloon in the Battle Creek Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition. More about Barb in her own words... “I flew private airplanes but got very interested in ballooning in 1981 and haven’t stopped yet.”

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Nick Donner - Louisville, KY Nike Victory

Nick Donner is from Louisville, Kentucky. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 15 years and has 1,300 hours being pilot-in-command of a balloon. When not flying balloons, Nick is an airline pilot. His family has been involved in hot-air ballooning since before he was born; mom Terri & sister Amelia. His brother Chase is also a pilot. This is Nick’s 13th year here.


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Ken Draughn - Burlington, NC Xtremely Contagious

Ken Draughn is from Burlington, North Carolina and will be flying his first Field of Flight Competition in Battle Creek this year in his Xtremely Contagious balloon. He has been a licensed pilot for 20+ years and has logged 1,300 pilot-in-command hours. When he’s not flying his hot-air balloon, he is self employed.

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Tom Eismin - West LaFayette, IN Blue Magic

Tom Eismin will be returning to Battle Creek for his 6th year flying in the Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition. He is from West LaFayette, Indiana. Tom has been a licensed hot-air balloon pilot for 15 years and has logged 400 pilot-in-command hours. His balloon name is Blue Magic. When Tom is not flying his balloon, he works as a Professor.

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Rick Ferrall - Lawrenceville, GA Stairway to Heaven

Rick Ferrall is from Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is Regional Manager for MetroCast Communications. Rick got into hot air ballooning during the 1981 Balloon Festival in Battle Creek. Nineteen years later he became a pilot. With 14 years of piloting under his belt, he now has around 500 hours as pilot-incommand of a balloon.


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Tom Forenz - Wheatridge, CO Da Blues Balloon

Tom Forenz is from Wheatridge, Colorado, and has been a licensed hot-air balloon pilot for 28 years with 1,650 hours as pilot-in-command. He will be returning for his 3rd year in his Da Blues Balloon to compete in the Battle Creek Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Championship. When Tom is not ballooning, he is also a writer.

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Yudai Fujita - Japan Aeolus

Yudai Fujita will be coming all the way from Japan and will be flying Chase Donner’s balloon, the Aeolus, in this year’s Battle Creek Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition.

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John Gibbons - Mount Morris, MI Great Escape

John Gibbons, who grew up in Battle Creek, now resides in Mount Morris, Michigan. He has been a licensed pilot for 1 year. This is his first year participating in the Field of Flight with his balloon “Great Escape”. John is employed at Walker Electric as an electrical estimator/ project manager.


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NO PHOTO Kinnie “The Rocketman� Gibson McKinney, TX - Airbender

Kinnie “The Rocketman� Gibson has participated in the Battle Creek Hot-Air Balloon Competition one other time in the late 1980’s and will return this year. He began his ballooning career in the 1970’s and soon found himself flying logoed balloons for Mickey Gilley and Evil Knevil. Kinnie has logged 2,725 pilot-in-command hours.

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Ron Groce - Mason, MI Freebi

Ron Groce is from Mason, Michigan. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 31 years with over 1,000 hours as a pilot-in-command of a balloon. He is a machinist by trade. He is married to his wife, Jami. The name of his balloon is “Freebi�. He has participated in every single event at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival.

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Joe Heartsill - San Angelo, TX Texas Racer

Joe Heartsill is from San Angelo, Texas. Joe attended the Albuquerque, New Mexico Balloon Festival in 1978 and knew he had to get one for himself. He purchased his balloon and didn’t even know how to fly it! He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 33 years and has over 2,000 hours as pilotin-command of a balloon.


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Rhett Heartsill - San Angelo, TX Texas Star

Rhett Heartsill’s father is Joe Heartsill (Texas Racer). Due to this, Rhett was born into the hot-air ballooning world. Rhett and his wife, Jobi, are both from San Angelo, Texas. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 8 years and has 274 hours as pilotin-command of a balloon. He works as a geologist.

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Brandon Heavin - Waco, TX Curves Unity

Brandon Heavin is from Moody, Texas. Brandon’s father, Gary taught him how to fly. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 11 years and has 225 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. Brandon is Project Manager/Tech Support for “Curves”.The name of his balloon is “Curves Unity”, which was chosen by the Curves franchisers.

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Gary Heavin - Waco, TX Almost Heaven

Gary Heavin is from Waco, Texas. Gary started hot-air ballooning because of his love for flying and competition. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for over 30 years with over 750 hours as pilot-incommand of a balloon.


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Dave Jaques - Battle Creek, MI Post Sugar Bear

Dave “Capt. Flaque” Jaques (pronounced flack) is from Venice, Florida, but is a Battle Creek native. He is a retired electrician from Post. His latest project is building his “man cave”. He has three boys, Brian, Mike and Tyler (Post 2 Balloon). He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 27 years with 700 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon.

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Tyler Jaques - Battle Creek, MI Post 2

Tyler Jaques is from Battle Creek, Michigan. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 6 years and has about 150 hours being pilot-in-command. Tyler is presently a manager at Meijer. He has a daughter named Brittney and his girlfriend’s name is Erica Brandt. This will be his 5th year competing in the event, but he has crewed at the event since he was a child.

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Kevin Kamp - Marion, IA Linn-”Air”-ea

Kevin Kamp is from Marion, Iowa. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 12 years with over 400 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. Kevin is a professional photographer and has a son named Peter. The name of Kevin’s balloon is “Linn-’Air’-ea”. This will be his 4th year participating in the Battle Creek Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition.


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Rick Kerber - Wayland, MI Michigan CAT

Rick Kerber is from Wayland, Michigan. Rick has 2 uncles and one aunt who have piloted balloons. He started when he was 16. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 12 years with 380 hours as pilot in command of a balloon. Rick has been a rental manager at Michigan CAT for 28 years. He is married to his wife, Cris, and has two daughters, Jennie & Megan.

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Jeremy King - Indianola, IA HBC Contracting/That One There

In 2003 Jeremy started his training in a good friend’s balloon. In early 2004 Jeremy talked his crew chief into driving down to Florida to pick up a balloon. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 7 years with 420 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon and he received his commercial license in June 2008. Now he is training some of his crew to become pilots.

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Rick Kohut - Louisville, OH Windtrek

Rick Kohut is from Louisville, Ohio, and will be returning to Battle Creek for his 6th year to fly his balloon named Windtrek in the 2013 Hot-Air Balloon Competition. He has been a licensed pilot for 12 years and has logged 500 pilot-in-command hours. When Rick is not flying his balloon, he is employed in Medical Care Management.

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Steve Mitchell - Broadview Heights, OH Green Lantern

Steve has been a licensed balloon pilot for 5 years and has 115 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He is a packaging engineer for Nestle. The name of his balloon is “Green Lantern”, which came from the movie and also because of the green and yellow colors of the balloon. This is Steve’s 2nd year participating in the hot-air balloon competition.

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Dave Mohr - Three Rivers, MI Rainbow Twist

Dave Mohr is from Three Rivers, Michigan. Dave crewed in 1987 for one year and was hooked. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 26 years with 993 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. Dave is a tool and die maker. He is married to his wife, Cindy. Dave flies the highly recognizable “Rainbow Twist” balloon. This will be his 27th year participating in the event.

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Michael Moore - Augusta, MI Shenanigans

Michael “Mike” Moore is from Augusta, Michigan. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 11 years with 104 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He is the assistant maintenance supervisor for Kalamazoo County. He is married to his wife, Linda, and has a daughter named Lisa and a son named Scott. Mike crewed for Dale Wilson for about 9 years.


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NO PHOTO Jim Neill - Riverwoods, IL Stellar

Jim Neill is from Riverwood, Illinois and has flown in most of the Battle Creek events since 1981, returning this year for another round in the Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition in his Stellar Balloon. He has been flying since 1975 and has logged over 900 pilot-in-command hours. His most memorable flights are in the World Championships in Montreal, and a major event in Saga, Japan.

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Kelly Neill - Naperville, IL PengWind

Kelly Neill is from Naperville, Illinois and will be flying the PengWind balloon for the first time in this year’s Battle Creek Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition. He has been a hot-air balloon pilot for 14 years and has logged 200 pilot-in-command hours. When he’s not flying his balloon, he is employed as a Graphic Designer. Kelly and his wife, Tammy, have 2 kids, Sofia 8 and Kieran 6.

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AJ Nels - Atlanta, GA Big Red

Making his balloon debut this year in Battle Creek, AJ Nels, from Atlanta, Georgia, will be flying his Big Red Balloon in the Field of Flight Balloon Competition. He has been a licensed hot-air balloon pilot for 5 years, logging 121.8 pilot-in-command hours. When AJ is not flying his balloon, he is employed as an Engineer at Delta Airlines.


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Mike Nelson - Fortville, IN Midnight Racer/WWMT

Mike “Fire Marshall Mike” Nelson is from Fortville, Indiana. He grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, near another large hot-air ballooning event. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 9 years and has 540 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He is a Heavy Equipment Diesel Mechanic. This will be his 9th year participating in the event.

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Richard Parr - Pittsboro, NC Mystic Venture

Richard Parr is retired and lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Lindy. He will be flying Mystic Venture in his first Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition this year in Battle Creek. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 6 years and has logged 365 pilot-in-command hours.

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Stephen Peck - Battle Creek, MI Gypsy Wind

Stephen Peck is from Battle Creek, Michigan. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 21 years and has over 330 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He is a retired counselor with the Red Cross and has a wife named Sandy. This will be his 20th year participating in the event. His balloon is named “Gypsy Wind” because Stephen likes the song Gypsy Wind!


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to the Committee members and Board of Directors: From the Desk of Barbara A. Haluszka, Executive Director Battle Creek Hot-Air Balloon Championships, Inc. is a non-profit organization and the organizing body for the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival! The Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival has become an icon for our community! It truly takes a solid 12 months to organize and execute an event of this magnitude. I am truly blessed to have such an outstanding group of volunteers that give so unselfishly hundreds of hours to assist with all aspects of making this great event happen! Thank you each and every one of you for all your support and friendship! Meet the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival Committee Chair’s & Co-Chair’s Air Show Committee: Ryan Seiler Ken & Theresa Glidden Beth Seiler Tim Brutsche Ken Bucher Lt. Col. Kevin Busniewski Chief Rolando Garza Pam Lucas Wayne Paull Steve Tkachuk Rich Weir Col. Ron Wilson Larry Bowron Miles Weaver Beverage Tents & “A” Team: Mike Jettner Lisa Mueller Bob Fast Barb Heffner George Pendill Rita Wooten Clarence Chivers Kris Demarest Children’s Day: Beth Letts Michelle Brubaker Marilyn Letts

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Committee Lounge: Cheryl & Zack Beard Kim Hommerding Chuck Lamson Concessions/Vendors: Bobbie Thompson Kay LeBarre Tonya Moon Event Announcer Communication: Ken Ervin Don Stormer Rich & Kathy Philo-Stormer Martha Ruggles Event Construction: Jeff Taylor Jim Taylor Craig Fleming Mike Ganka Mike Hulce Duane Werner Event Grounds Preparation: Todd Gerber Phil Lahr Greg Rickmar Lt. Quincy Jones

Event Power: Dave Vore Jerry Thunder Pete Thunder Steve Vaden Victor Ballez Ed Harris Brad Hoffman Mike Holcomb Kevin Linders Rick Nash Wayne Proudfit Gary Riegel Bill Shehan

Heath Services & On Field Rescue: Leighsa Basner Matt Godde Jim & Connie Elliott

Office Headquarters & Info Booth: Janet Hayes Lynn Seidel Ginger Aburn

Hospitality & Private Parties: Barb Brown

Event Sound: Kerry Johnson

Landowner Relations: Rick Rocco Charlie Medler Steve Herbstreith

On-Field Security: Randy Walton Judie Howes Max Clark Tom Haluszka Steve Herbstreith Mike Olson Barb Parsons Lonnie Rogers Charlie Letts John Sims, Sr. Karen Bernard Annie Gilmore Gary Grant Kristie Hamilton Kathy Jones Greg Gushing Ed Shellenberger

Field Transportation/ Shuttle: Rick Fleming Gary Pinkel Paul Vaden Finance: Mike Beck Jan Honeycutt Gate Admissions: Dan & Kathy Adams Katie Adams Danielle Perez

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Ice Distribution: Terry Eisen Dave & Diane Eisen TJ Milleson

Launch Site: Andrew Burch, Sr. Chris Huckfeldt Jerry Parsons David Vaden Kim Vaden Jesse & Heather Volstromer Michigan Mile: Brad Long Dave Finney

Parking: John & Barb Hurdis Randy & Linda Coburn Police Services: Lt. Steve Bush Sgt. Mark Pierce

Sgt. Todd Elliott Sgt. Troy Gilleylen Publicity: Patti Mitchell Brett Bailey Marc & Barb Coppins Tim Daleiden Haley Smith Nancy Edwards RV Parking: Don & Joanne Preston Joe & Jean Schlubatis Sponsor VIP Hospitality Tent: Jim & Robin Ferrari Ron Anderson Sponsor VIP Tent Validation: Cathy Rocco Stage Logistics/ Entertainment: Ryan Traver Mike Beck Beth Seiler

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival Board of Directors: Rick Fleming, President John Sims Sr., 1st Vice President Mark Behnke, 2nd Vice President Mike Beck, Treasurer Charlie Medler, Secretary Cheryl Beard, Director Scott Durham, Director JP McDaniel, Director Cathy Rocco, Director Rodger Seidel, Director Col. Ron Wilson, Director Tim Brutsche, Director Ryan Traver, Director 2013 Balloon Operation Staff: James Birk, Championship Director Allen Yost, Assistant Director & Weather Officer Sean Askren, FAA Liaison & Safety Officer Patty Cramer, Chief Scoring Officer Dana Birk, Assistant Scoring Officer

Gary King, President of Jury Dick Rudlaff, Jury Donna Fox, Jury Dottie Humbart, TSO Dave Endres, TSO Jake Green, Target Setter Trevor Green, Target Setter Brian Kaiser, Target Setter Charlie Medler, Landowner Relations Rick Rocco, Landowner Relations Steve Herbstreith, Landowner Relations Kathy Baker, Office Assistant


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Jeff Pestun - Zeeland, MI Special Purpose

Jeff Pestun is from Zeeland, Michigan, and grew up in the Battle Creek area watching hot-air balloons and then crewing his first balloon when he was only 8 years old. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 14 years with over 400 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He presently works in Technology Management for Hope College.

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Paul Petrehn - Howell, MI King Me

Paul Petrehn is from Howell, Michigan. Paul’s brother, John Petrehn (Racer X), started hot-air ballooning in the early 70’s so Paul grew up around it. He has been a licensed balloon pilot since 1993 and has 1,550 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He presently works in sales for Cameron Balloons. Paul placed #2 in 2012 and #7 in 2011 in the hot-air balloon competitions.

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Shawn Raya - Oxford, MI Sullair

Shawn Raya is from Oxford, Michigan. Shawn grew up with his dad flying the Father & Son Construction balloon. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 26 years and has 1,740 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. Shawn is a purchasing manager at RHK Technology. He has a wife named Sandra and 4 kids; Joshua, Audrianna, Ashley & Victoria.


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DUSTY, STAR OF “DISNEY’S PLANES” TO APPEAR AT BATTLE CREEK FIELD OF FLIGHT AIR SHOW! The summer release of “Disney’s Planes”, the animated comedy adventure from above the world of the popular 2006 film “Cars”, has the entire aviation community buzzing. “Disney’s Planes” captures all of the thrill and excitement that flying has to offer—plus a lot of heart and humor. The movie will jump to life with Dusty’s flying performance at the 2013 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival. ‘Dusty’ will show off his talents, communicate with the crowd and be accompanied by an exclusive and uplifting Disney musical score. In addition, the movie will come to life with Disney’s colorful interactive display that will be loaded with activities. The display, which is a great attraction for children and adults alike, will feature stickers, tattoos, coloring sheets and more featuring all of the characters from “Disney’s Planes.” ABOUT THE MOVIE

From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring ‘Dusty’ (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps ‘Dusty’ qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.

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Daniel Reusch - Peoria, IL Why Knot

Daniel Reusch is from Peoria, Illinois, and will be participating in his first Battle Creek Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition. He has been a licensed hot-air balloon pilot for 8 years and has logged 250 pilot-in-command hours. When Daniel is not flying his balloon, he is employed as a technician. His balloon name is Why Knot.

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Tom Ricke - Clive, IA Another Pastime

Tom Ricke is from Clive, Iowa. When Tom married his wife, Julie, he married into a ballooning family. His father-in-law flew for 25 years. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 14 years and has 425 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. Tom is a banker by trade. This will be Tom’s 15th year participating in the Field of Flight Hot-Air Competition.

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Pat Rolfe - Battle Creek, MI Firewalker

Pat Rolfe is from Battle Creek, Michigan. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 7 years and has 279 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He is a retired maintenance engineer for the Kellogg Company. He has a wife named Cindy and 4 children; Patrick, Jennifer, Michael & Russell. He also has three grandchildren named Trevor, Madison and Natalie.


Magician Mario Manzini

“A Tribute To Houdini” on Stage Mario Manzini Fire Breathing. . . You won’t be able to escape this show because you will be so amazed by what Mario is able to do. Mario Manzini’s Tribute to Houdini Act coming to Battle Creek

Great Lakes Timber Show On July 4th & July 6th, America’s Most Entertaining Lumberjack Show will be showcased at the Field of Flight. Be amazed as you see what the best lumberjacks in the nation have to offer. We guarantee a good time and good, clean family fun.

The Great Lakes Timber Show includes:

Mario Manzini is a “Guinness World Champion Escapologist” and the show he’ll be bringing to Battle Creek, “A Tribute to Houdini” is the #1 SHOW OF IT’S KIND IN THE WORLD. Using total audience participation (that’s right, you can be invited on stage to put him into a device), Mr. Manzini will perform numerous escapes that made Houdini famous. Some of the devices he’ll be secured in include strait-jackets, police handcuffs, leg cuffs and locked chains. Besides his amazing magic and escape show, he will also take your breath away with his AMAZING fire-breathing abilities. Oh yeah, things will definitely get heated up on stage.

Chainsaw Carving Axe Throwing Two-Man Crosscut Sawing Modified Chainsawing Log Rolling

Make sure you don’t miss this AMAZING Lumberjack Show as it is featured at this years Field of Flight. You will have FOUR chances to see the Great Lakes Timber Show: July 4th from 5:30-6 PM July 4th from 7:30-8 PM July 6th from 12:30-1 PM July 6th from 5:30-6 PM

Mario Manzini will perform his “Tribute to Houdini” Act SIX TIMES on Center Stage.

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Tom Roush - Tallassee, TN Git-R-Done

Tom “Old Fart” Roush is from Tallassee, Tennessee. He has been a licensed pilot for 56 years and a licensed balloon pilot for 33 years and has roughly 1,200 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He worked for Post Cereals for a number of years and retired in 1995. The name of his balloon is “GitR-Done”. He has participated in EVERY SINGLE EVENT here since the Pre-World’s in 1980.

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Chris Smart - Huntington, IN Blu Fish

Chris Smart, also know as CCD (Chris Can Do), is from Huntington, Indiana. 2013 will be Chris’ 2nd year flying his Dream Racer Balloon with the Blu Fish banner in the Battle Creek Field of Flight HotAir Balloon Competition. He started out in crewing and has been a licensed balloon pilot for 21 years and has logged over 1,200 pilot-in-command hours. Chris placed #6 in the 2012 Balloon Competition.

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Roy Smith - Knoxville, TN Little G

Roy Smith is from Knoxville, Tennessee. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 15 years and has 650 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He works for his own Geothermal Company. The name of his balloon is “Little ‘G’”. This will be his 14th year participating in the event. Roy placed #10 in the 2011 Battle Creek Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition.


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Susan Stamats - Cedar Rapids, IA Alley Cat

DJ Stukas - Central, SC HotHead

D.J. Stukas is from Central, South Carolina and has been a licensed hot-air balloon pilot for 6 years, logging 150 pilot-in-command hour. When he’s not flying, he is a student at Clemson University. This will be his first year flying in the hot-air balloon competition. The balloon he will be flying was just recently constructed and is named HotHead.

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Dale Wilson - Augusta, MI Seventh Heaven

Dale “Captain Boomerang” Wilson is from Augusta, Michigan. After crewing in the 1981 World’s Championship, he bought his first balloon in 1987. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 25 years and has 462 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He is retired from AT&T. His wife’s name is Lori.

Joe Zvada - McAllen, TX International Chicken

Joe Zvada is from McAllen, Texas. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 12 years and has 650 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. He presently works as an Aircraft Scheduler/Dispatch for Charter Company. The name of his balloon is “Super Chicken”, formerly known as “Free Bird”. This will be his 9th year participating in the event. Joe placed #9 in 2012 and #11 in 2011.

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Susan Stamats is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She saw a hot-air balloon and then she was hooked. She now has been a licensed balloon pilot for 28 years with over 2,100 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. Susan flies the “Alley Cat” balloon. She has participated in every event at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Hot-Air Competitions except one. She says her balloon crew is the Best in the World!

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Chuck Walz - Munith, MI Lucky Trails

Chuck Walz is from Munith, Michigan. Before becoming a pilot, Chuck was on a balloon crew. He has been a licensed balloon pilot since 1993 and has 820 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. Chuck works for the Jackson County Road Commission. He has a wife named Cindy and has a son named Brian. He has participated in this event for many years.


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While visiting Battle Creek for the Field of Flight Hot Air Show & Balloon Festival, be sure to experience downtown attractions, shops and restaurants. Attractions: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center, Farmers Market, Flash Flood Water Park at Full Blast, Historic Adventist Village, Kellogg House Grounds and Garden, Sojourner Truth Monument, Underground Railroad Sculpture, Wave Square and more! For a complete list of downtown activities, scan from your smart phone.

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Schedule BATTLE CREEK AIR SHOW & BALLOON FESTIVAL F I E L D

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JULY 3 – JULY 7, 2013

@ W.K. KELLOGG AIRPORT The 6:30 AM Balloon Launches will take place from various locations throughout the City and/or County. All evening Balloon Launches or Fly-Ins will take place at the W.K. Kellogg Airport. All scheduled activities/events are “weather permitting”. NO RAIN CHECKS OR REFUNDS. JULY 3 – JULY 7, 2013 ~ Children “4 Ft.” and under are FREE ~ ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3rd Community KCK OFF DAY $10 PER CARLOAD AND FREE ADMISSION; FOOT TRAFFIC WILL BE $5.00 PER PERSON

Fish Never Sleep.

5:00 PM 5:00 PM

PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN

5:00 PM 5:30 – 7:00 PM

CARNIVAL RIDES ~ over 35 rides & games WITH MILLER SPECTACULAR - $25.00 All Day Wrist Band!

6:30 – 7:00 PM

HOT-AIR BALLOON LAUNCH ~ spectators can be on the field WITH THE BALLOONISTS through their inflation and practice flight!

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Firekeepers Casino presents... FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE “URBAN LEGEND” from Fort Wayne! ~ This seven piece band plays a blend of Soul, R & B and Classic Rock with current hits mixed! Firekeepers Casino presents... FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE “MATT GIRAUD” from Kalamazoo! ~ Matt was a Top finalist and recieved rave reviews from the American Idol National Summer Tour!

9:00 – 10:30 PM 11:00 PM

ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc; fun souvenir

booths with sun glasses, crafts, Backwoods Bargain all new “Archery Tag,” the DAV B-25 Display....AND more!!

CHILDREN’S DAY ~ brought to you in part by Meijer ~ Free crafts, games, giveaways, etc., for the first 500! Visit the

Great Lakes Timber Booth and watch them carve amazing things using a chainsaw!

EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE

THURSDAY, JULY 4th

FAMILY FIREWORKS ~ $5 Parking - $5 Admission Per Person

4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 – 4:45 PM 4:00 – 4:45 PM 5:30 – 6:30 PM 6:00 – 6:45 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 – 8:30 PM 7:30 – 8:00 PM 8:15 – 9:00 PM 9:00 – 10:30 PM 10:30 PM

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PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc; fun souvenir

booths with sun glasses, crafts, Backwoods Bargain all new “Archery Tag,” the DAV B-25 Display featuring Doolittle Raiders Lt. Col. Dick Cole....AND more!! CARNIVAL RIDES OPEN ~ Over 35 rides & games WITH MILLER SPECTACULAR - $25.00 All Day Wrist Band! Mario Manzini Magic Show (A Tribute to Houdini) ~ On stage amazing fire eating; escape from chains, milk can water tank, hand & leg cuffs and more! Great Lakes Timber Show ~ Best Log Rolling Exhibition of it’s kind - watch them carve a chair out of a LOG! Firekeepers Casino presents... FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE “The class acts” ~ Alternative Music at it’s best and fun for the entire family! Mario Manzini Magic Show (A Tribute to Houdini) ~ On stage amazing fire eating; escape from chains, milk can water tank, hand & leg cuffs and more HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport

Firekeepers Casino presents... FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE “BILLY SLOAN!” ~ There’s a little bit of Country in everyone and Billy Sloan Sings it all! Great Lakes Timber Show ~ Best Log Rolling Exhibition of it’s kind - watch them carve a chair out of a LOG! Mario Manzini Magic Show (A Tribute to Houdini) ~ will Escape from a Straightjacket while suspended in the air! Firekeepers Casino presents... FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE “BITTERSWEET NITES!” ~ Amazing vocals and great variety will entertain all ages! Family Fireworks by Melrose ~ all choreographed to music; 15-plus minutes of pure explosive excitement! You must be on the event grounds to enjoy all of the “ground” display portion of the show! It is awesome! {Raindate For Fireworks: Saturday, July 6 } EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE


Schedule FRIDAY, JULY 5th - SUNDAY, JULY 1st $5 Parking ~ $5 Admission Per Person (Good All Day) 5:00 PM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN 5:00 PM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts, Backwoods Bargain all new “Archery Tag,” the DAV B-25 Display featuring Doolittle Raiders Lt. Col. Dick Cole……. AND more! 5:00 PM CARNIVAL RIDES OPEN ~ Over 35 rides & games WITH MILLER SPECTACULAR - $25.00 All Day Wrist Band! 5:00 PM RACE CAR FANS…………START YOUR ENGINES! Get ready for the first ever Michigan Mile

25 Plus Cars will compete for record times….Ferraris, Porsches, Maserati’s, and more! Visit www.themichiganmile.com Drivers and Vehicles will be on display! AND….

Auto Life Tour & The Tjin Edition RoadShow Cars and Displays .

See 50 PLUS Exotic & Muscle Cars 6:30 PM HOT-AIR “BALLOON LAUNCH” OR “FLY-IN” @ W.K. Kellogg Airport 7:00 – 8:30 PM Firekeepers Casino presents FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE North Country Flyers From Roots Rock to Contemporary Country, this Band has it all! 8:30 PM Spectacular TWILIGHT AIR SHOW with top civilian

performers.

9:30 – 10 PM Mesmerizing HOT-AIR “BALLOON ILLUME”. 10:00 PM Magical NIGHT “PYRO” AIR SHOW Featuring Otto the Helicopter, Dan Buchanan with his amazing Glider & SHOCKWAVE the Super Powered Jet Truck! 11:00 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE

5:30 – 6:00 PM

Great Lakes Timber Show ~ Best Log Rolling Exhibition of it’s kind - watch them carve a chair out of a Log! 5:30 – 7:00 PM Firekeepers Casino presents FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE The Kalamazoo Avenue Band – Featuring Tributes to * The Blues Brothers * *The Beatles* and a trip down memory lane from the 40’s through the 80’s! 6:30 PM HOT-AIR BALLOON “FLY-IN” to the W.K. Kellogg Airport 6:30 – 7:15 PM Mario Manzini Magic Show (A Tribute to Houdini) ~ On stage amazing fire eating; escape from chains, milk can water tank, hand & leg cuffs and more! 8:00 – 9:30 PM Firekeepers Casino presents FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL – The Classic Rock Experience with songs from * Boston * Styx *Journey * Led Zeppelin * Queen * Elton John * Grand Funk Railroad * Pink FLoyd * Queen and more! 9:30 – 10:00 PM MESMERIZING HOT-AIR “BALLOON ILLUME”. 10:30 PM EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE. (RAIN DATE FOR FIREWORKS – Grounds will close at 11:15 PM)

SUNDAY, JULY 7th

$5 Parking ~ $15 Admission Per Person 9 AM – 6 PM & $5 Admission Per Person 6 PM - CLOSE 9:00 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN 10:00 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts, Backwoods Bargain all new “Archery Tag,” the DAV B-25 Display featuring Doolittle Raiders Lt. Col. Dick Cole……. AND more! 10:00 AM CARNIVAL RIDES OPEN ~ Over 35 rides & games WITH MILLER SPECTACULAR - $25.00 All Day Wrist Band! 11:00 – 11:45 AM Mario Manzini Magic Show (A Tribute to Houdini) ~ On stage amazing fire eating; escape from chains, milk can water tank, hand & leg cuffs and more! 12:00 – 5 PM AIR SHOW “TAKE OFF” with these “HIGH-FLYING” performers – This is just the beginning! *Note: Due to Sequestration, all military demos have cancelled performances for 2013.

SATURDAY, JULY 6th

$5 Parking ~ $15 Admission Per Person 9 AM – 6 PM & $5 Admission Per Person 6 PM - Close 9:00 AM PARKING & EVENT GROUNDS OPEN 10:00 AM ALL VENDORS OPEN ~ Great food vendors featuring ribs, chicken, steak sandwiches, ice cream, etc.; fun souvenir booths with sunglasses, crafts, Backwoods Bargain all new “Archery Tag,” the DAV B-25 Display featuring Doolittle Raiders Lt. Col. Dick Cole AND Disney’s all new Dusty the Airplane Display from the Upcoming movie “Planes” ………. And more! 10:00 AM CARNIVAL RIDES OPEN ~ Over 35 rides & games WITH MILLER SPECTACULAR - $25.00 Ride All Day Wrist Band! 11:00 – 11:45 AM Mario Manzini Magic Show (A Tribute to Houdini) ~ On stage amazing fire eating; escape from chains, milk can water tank, hand & leg cuffs and more 12:30 – 1:00 PM Great Lakes Timber Show ~ Best Log Rolling Exhibition of it’s kind - watch them carve a chair out of a LOG! 12:00 – 5:00 PM AIR SHOW “TAKE OFF” with these “HIGH-FLYING” performers – This is just the beginning! *Note: Due to Sequestration, all military demos have cancelled performances for 2013.

The Voice of the Show “Phil Dacy” – Air Show Announcer; National Champion Rob Holland – MX – 2; Dave Dacy – Super Stearman & Wing Walker Tony Kazian; Jim Maroney – Super Chipmunk; Aerostars (3 Ship) – Russian YAK 52TW; Dan Buchanan – Glider w/Helicopter Rescue; Roger Buis – Otto the Helicopter; Iron Eagle (2 Ship) – Super Christen Eagles; The Darnell’s – Shockwave the Super Powered Jet Truck; Jack Knutson – Extra 300; DAV B-25; and Battle Creek’s Tim Brutsche – L-39 Albatross, & DON’t Miss Disney’s all new Dusty the Airplane from the upcoming movie “Planes!” RACE CAR FANS…………START YOUR ENGINES! Get ready for the first ever Michigan Mile .

25 Plus Cars will compete for record times….Ferraris, Porsches, Maserati’s, and more! Visit www.themichiganmile.com Drivers and Vehicles will be on display! AND……

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The Voice of the Show “Phil Dacy” – Air Show Announcer; National Champion Rob Holland – MX – 2; Dave Dacy – Super Stearman & Wing Walker Tony Kazian; Jim Maroney – Super Chipmunk; Aerostars (3 Ship) – Russian YAK 52TW; Dan Buchanan – Glider w/Helicopter Rescue; Roger Buis – Otto the Helicopter; Iron Eagle (2 Ship) – Super Christen Eagles; The Darnell’s – Shockwave the Super Powered Jet Truck; Jack Knutson – Extra 300; DAV B-25; and Battle Creek’s Tim Brutsche – L-39 Albatross, & DON’t Miss Disney’s all new Dusty the Airplane from the upcoming movie “Planes!” During the air show, Magician Mario Manzini will Escape from a Straitjacket while suspended in the air! RACE CAR FANS…………START YOUR ENGINES! Get ready for the first ever Michigan Mile .

25 Plus Cars will compete for record times….Ferraris, Porsches, Maserati’s, and more! Visit www.themichiganmile.com Drivers and Vehicles will be on display! AND……

Auto Life Tour & The Tjin Edition RoadShow Cars and Displays

6:30 PM 6:30 – 7:15 PM 6:30 – 8:00 PM 8:30 – 10 PM 10 PM

See 50 PLUS Exotic & Muscle Cars HOT-AIR BALLOON “FLY-IN” to the W.K. Kellogg Airport Mario Manzini Magic Show (A Tribute to Houdini) ~ On stage amazing fire eating; escape from chains, milk can water tank, hand & leg cuffs and more! Firekeepers Casino presents FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE Kris Hitchcock & Small Town Son His voice packs a punch and his energy is nonstop! Firekeepers Casino presents FIELD OF ROCK @ CENTER STAGE Bosco Gee Blues R & B at it’s best! EVENT GROUNDS CLOSE


Community Day

Community Kick-Off Day/Kids’ Day Wednesday, July 3rd

Make sure you come on out to "Community Kick-Off Day" on July 3rd, 2013. Not only is it the first day of such a great event, but it is a day where the entire community can get together and celebrate such a GREAT event at a great, low and affordable cost. For just $10 per car load for parking and FREE gate admission, you can enjoy a night of family fun. Foot Traffic will be $5 per person. This is a special day you certainly won't want to miss and it is a great way to kick off the 2013 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival. We hope you enjoy this day and join us for many more. Miller Spectacular Carnival, all Vendors, Event Grounds & Parking will be open at 5 PM on July 3rd. With over 35 rides and attractions, you'll surely want to spend time there (ride tickets must be purchased separately). See All Day Wrist Band Prices & Print $5 OFF Coupon for July 3rd ONLY on our website. See our complete tentative schedule for Community Kick-Off Day.

Community Kick-Off July 3rd, 2013 (Gates will be open from 5 - 11 PM)

GO ON THE FIELD WITH THE BALLOONS! On July 3rd ONLY, the Field of Flight Spectators will be able to go out on the launch field with the Hot-Air Balloon Pilots! You will be able to meet the Pilots and watch as they inflate their beautiful balloon and prepare to launch right before your eyes! Don’t miss this awesome photo opportunity!

Hot-Air Balloon Launch Where Spectators Can Come Onto The Launch Field July 3rd, 2013 (6:30 - 7:00 PM ONLY) • Field of Flight Event Grounds at W.K. Kellogg Airport

KIDS’ DAY! Battle Creek Field of Flight Children's Day Activities - Brought to you in part by MEIJER July 3rd, 2013 (5:30 PM-7 PM) FIREKEEPERS CASINO & HOTEL Presents

2 Field of Rock Concerts @ Center Stage.

URBAN LEGEND (7:00 - 8:30 PM)

MATT GIRAUD (9:00 - 10:30 PM)

Gates will be open from 5 - 11 PM on July 3rd Parking: $10 Per Car Load* - What a great deal for the entire family! And remember, Admission is FREE and Parking (PER CAR LOAD) is $10 car load! Foot Traffic will be $5 per person. So pack up your car and come on out to enjoy Community Kick-Off Day!

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Military Demos & Warbird Air Show Acts

DAV Flight Team - B-25J Mitchell “Panchito” - Rag Wings & Radials Aerostars Wingwalker Tony Kazian aboard Dave Dacy’s Super Stearman Dave Dacy Super Stearman Solo Jim “Fang” Maroney Super Chipmunk Air Shows Tim Brutsche L-39

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Civilian Air Show Acts Dan Buchanan “Flying Colors” Firebirds XTreme Award Winning Rob Holland Iron Eagle Aerobatic Team Jack Knutson in the “Firebird” Extra 300S OTTO the Helicopter Magician Mario Manzini - Aerial Strait-Jacket Escape

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Entertainment FIREKEEPERS CASINO & HOTEL Presents the 2013 Acts on

Center Stage

Urban Legend - July 3rd 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Matt Giraud - July 3rd 9:00 - 10:30 PM

Wednesday

Billy Sloan - July 4th 7:00 - 8:00 PM

The Class Acts - July 4th 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Thursday North Country Flyers July 5th 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Friday Kalamazoo Avenue Band July 6th 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Saturday Kris Hitchcock and Small Town Son July 7th 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Bittersweet Nites - July 4th 9:00 - 10:30 PM

Midnight Special: The Classic Rock Experience July 6th 8:00 - 9:30 PM Bosco-Gee Blues Band July 7th 8:30-10:00 PM

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Michigan Mile The Michigan Mile Race

Event Dates For Public Viewing Friday, July 5th (One Run) Saturday, July 6th (Three Runs Per Day) Sunday, July 7th (Three Runs Per Day)

Location - W. K. Kellogg Airport during the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival The Michigan Mile hosts its inaugural race at The Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival. Spectators will have the chance to see some of the fastest vehicles in the world participate in the “standing mile” racing. Each vehicle will have one mile of open runway to achieve the fastest speeds possible. Each competitor has three opportunities to lay down their fastest speed of the day. We play host to a varied field of automotive and motorcycle competitors from all over the country, from domestic muscle cars to Italian exotics, all automotive enthusiasts are welcomed and race fans will love this addition! Vehicles will be on display when not competing. Our primary mission statement is to unite all of those who appreciate the skill and craftsmanship behind high performance vehicles, regardless of the medium in which it may travel. A common bond exists between every pilot, race car driver, engineer or mechanic who chases the thrill of a quicker lap time or a faster top speed. The Michigan Mile is the one event that can satisfy the need of even the most die-hard speed seekers while being safe and enjoyable for those of all ages. Drivers at the Michigan Mile will be pursuing World Records. Alex Conley, President and Founder of The Michigan Mile, brought this opportunity first to Larry Bowron, Transportation Director for the City of Battle Creek. “I felt this type of an event would enhance all the activities that surround the Battle Creek Field of Flight, stated Larry Bowron.” “When Larry called me and explained Alex’s idea, I thought it was an awesome idea! I love all aspects of our event from the noise of airplanes to the serenity of hot-air balloons, but this just adds a whole new level of excitement,” stated Barb Haluszka, Executive Director, Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival. We feel that Michigan, being the automotive capital, deserves a definitive automotive event that is unlike anything else in the world. The Michigan Mile, in conjunction with the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, offers key features such as: • Michigan’s First – This is the first officially timed standing mile event in the state. • Attendance levels – The largest crowd to witness standing mile racing anywhere in the world. • New Exposure - Exposing a completely new audience to the sport of standing mile racing. • World Stage - Spectators and Performers attending from all over the world. As of to date over 25 cars have registered to participate in the Michigan Mile. There will be Ferraris, Porsches and Maseratis and a variety of domestic muscle cars; and there are even a few high tech motorcycles! Although the actual “Pit’s Area” will be free of all spectators, all participants and their cars will be on display for a few hours on Friday, July 5 and throughout the day on both July 6 and July 7. So, plan to meet the drivers and see the cars up close at the first ever Michigan Standing Mile Race. We seek to grow this event and produce it annually for many years to come. For more information, or to inquire about registration, please visit www.TheMichiganMile.com. 38

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Thank You! Thank You!

2013 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival 2013 Official Sponsor’s

2013 Battle Creek Field of Flight Contributors/Partners For the Official Program Applebee’s Askler Fitch & Associates Battle Creek Unlimited Battle Creek 110th Fighter Wing/ANG Behnke Warehouse Besco Brutsche Concrete & Crematory City of Battle Creek/W. K. Kellogg Airport City of Springfield Comfort Inn CTS Don Pablo’s Dr. John B. Morris Fazoli’s FireKeepers Casino & Hotel Fire Extinguisher Service 39

Gun Lake Casino Holiday Inn Battle Creek Insurance Network Kalsee Credit Union Kellogg Community College King Jewelers Knapp Energy Magnificent Motor Mile Battle Creek Honda DeMaagd – GMC Nissan Henkel Auto Group Heritage Chevrolet Lakeview Ford Sunshine Toyota Medler Insurance Meijer

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Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Local 525 Net Magik Pros Popeye’s Chicken Riverside Golf & Banquet Center Sam’s Club Schlotzsky’s Schweitzer Construction Southern Michigan Orthopaedics Standard Printing Sysco Calhoun County Visitor and Convention Bureau West Michigan Portable Moving “PODS” Whitt’s Party Store


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