Battle Creek Field of Flight

June 29 - July 4 2017


Rick Kerber in the Michigan Cat BalloonRick Kerber, Wayland, MI - Michigan CAT BalloonRick Kerber is from Wayland, Michigan. Rick came from a family of balloonists. He started flying hot-air balloons when he was 16. He has been a licensed balloon pilot since 2002 with over 510 hours as pilot in command of a balloon. Rick has been a rental manager at Michigan CAT for 32 years. He is married to his wife Cris and has two daughters, Jennie & Megan.

Rick flies the Michigan CAT/The Cat Rental Store Balloon. This will be his 11th year participating in the event. Rick's family will be his crew. Rick placed #9 in 2016 and #15 in the 2012 Field of Flight hot-air balloon competition. Welcome back Rick!