Weston Dickerson is from Battle Creek, MI and will be competing for the first time in the Battle Creek Hot-Air Balloon Championships flying the Post Sugar Bear Balloon. Wes started flying hot-air balloons in 1980. He received his private pilot license in 1981 and his commercial license in 1983. He has flown in all the world events held in Battle Creek as well as many of the international events. Wes is now a retired engineer, enjoying the life of a hot-air balloon pilot.