Battle Creek Field of Flight

June 29 - July 4 2017

Event Info

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE - PARKING & SHUTTLE

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped Parking with Handicap Sticker or License Plate: Upon entrance to the Parking Lots located off HELMER ROAD, please advise Parking Volunteers that you or someone in the vehicle is handicapped. The Parking Committee will direct you to the designated Handicapped Parking Area. We have a Free Shuttle Service that will run back and forth from the Handicapped Parking area to the main gate. 

At the Main Gate, Randy's Mobility Rentals is there to assist! They have Electric Carts that rent for $10.00 per hour up to five (5) hours or maximum $50.00 for the entire day. They have wheelchairs and wagons that rent for $5.00 per hour up to five (5) hours or a maximum of $25.00 per day. Carts can be reserved the day you plan to attend by calling 407-492-2321. You will have to give time of arrival, name and credit card number to reserve your unit.

Handicapped Porta Jon's are on site

Please remember we are on grass but we do have runways and taxiways that we can use to be mobile on. However, should anyone need any assistance or walking is a burden, simply let the Parking Committee know that you will need our "FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE," and they will call the Shuttle Service Committee for you.Parking Committee Volunteers - Photo by Paul LondonFree Shuttle - Photo by Paul London

When you are ready to return to your vehicle, simply go to one of the Beverage Tents, back to the Main Entrance or flag down any volunteer on a golf cart and they will call the Shuttle Service .

There will also be wheelchair accessible port-a-jons on the event grounds.

DIRECTIONS, PARKING PASSES & ROAD CLOSURES

GENERAL PARKING $5.00 - PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE FOR THE PARKING TEAM

DIRECTIONS FROM I-94

OPTION 1 - Take the Helmer Road Exit (Go North on Helmer) and follow this to the Field of Flight Parking Lot SOUTH and NORTH. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available.

OPTION 2 - Take the Helmer Road Exit (Go North on Helmer) and follow the "Detour Balloon Event" signs. This will take you to Stone Jug Road which will dead end into Columbia Avenue. You will turn left or west and at the next traffic light (R & L Trucking will be on the  south side) you follow it until it comes to a dead end, where you'll see LOT #6. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available.

OPTION 3 - From I-94 - Take Exit 92 which is Springfield/Skyline Drive/Martin Luther King Hwy. You will go north to the first traffic light; turn right. This will be Columbia Avenue. The next traffic light is South Airport Road (R & L Trucking will be on the right, south side) you will turn north (left) on South Airport Road (passing Duncan Aviation) and follow it until it comes to a dead end, where you'll see LOT #6. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available.

DIRECTIONS FROM M-37

Stay south on M-37. You will cross over Michigan Avenue (Urbandale) and this will become N. Helmer Road. This will deadline into Dickman Road. At Dickman Road, turn left (east). The next immediate traffic light is Helmer Road. You will turn right (south). Follow this until you come to the Field of Flight Parking Lot SOUTH and NORTH. Parking Volunteers will be there to greet you. Free Shuttle Service is available.

DESCRIPTION OF PARKING PASSES

The daily Parking Pass or general pass which simply has the number that represents the individual day you are coming, will park in the General Parking Lot off Helmer Road with the Denso Banner, or you can park in the General Lot off South Airport Road, which is LOT #6.

If you have a “Specialty Pass” such as VIP Parking Pass, Vendor Pass, Committee, Gate #6 or a pass with a special sticker, you will NEED TO USE SOUTH AIRPORT ROAD and proceed through GATE #6 (Orange Flag) and Security will direct you to the proper location.

TENTATIVE ROAD CLOSURES

Thursday, June 29 4:00 PM -10:30 PM Helmer Road from Dickman to Columbia Avenue -Open for those attending the event but no through traffic -detours will apply.

Friday, June 30 3:00 PM -10:30 PM Helmer Road from Dickman to Columbia Avenue -Open for those attending the event but no through traffic - detours will apply.

Saturday, July 1 6:45 AM-8 AM Helmer Road from Dickman to Territorial Road will be closed during the ½ Marathon & 5K races.

Saturday, July 1 9:00 AM -11:00 PM Helmer Road from Dickman to Columbia Avenue -Open for those attending the event but no through traffic - detours will apply.

Sunday, July 2 9:00 AM -11:00 PM Helmer Road from Dickman to Columbia Avenue -Open for those attending the event but no through traffic - detours will apply.

Monday, July 3 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Helmer Road from Dickman to Columbia Avenue -Open for those attending the event but no through traffic - detours will apply.

Tuesday, July 4 9:00 AM -11:00 PM Helmer Road from Dickman to Columbia Avenue -Open for those attending the event but no through traffic - detours will apply.

*PLEASE NOTE: South Airport Road will be Open for those attending the event and the Businesses that are located on that road. ALL vehicles associated with such Businesses must have an Airport User Pass in order to access their place of Business -Thank You for your Support!!

UPDATES

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BATTLE CREEK FIELD OF FLIGHT AIR SHOW AND BALLOON FESTIVAL
W.K. Kellogg Airport
Battle Creek Field of Flight Office 269-962-0592