Battle Creek balloon festival

9:47 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Bottom line for Field of Flight still unclear

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Attendance for five-day event estimated at between 60,000 and 90,000
The tents, carnival rides and food booths were rolling off the grounds Monday at W.K. Kellogg Airport. The 2013 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival ended Sunday night and today the festival grounds will be clear and back to just grass and runways.
6:22 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Texas man wins Field of Flight championship

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Joe Zvada won overall title at the Battle Creek Balloon Festival
Patience and new equipment helped Joe Zvada win Battle Creek's balloon festival, according to the pilot who finished second. "I think he has the perfect personality," said Paul Petrehn of Howell. "You don't get up and you don't get down. You don't scream at your crew and you don't get rattled.