Duncan Aviation’s Support Team for the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival
“We have so many great sponsors and volunteers that give so unselfishly to the success of the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, that it can be overwhelming at times,” stated Barbara Haluszka, Executive Director.
The Businesses and T-Hangar Tenants on the actual Airport also give and show their support for this great community event. Those include WMU College of Aviation, FAA, The Tower, WACO, Michigan ANG and of course Duncan Aviation. “Duncan Aviation has gone above and beyond with the Team they have put together to assist with our Air Show,” stated Barbara Haluszka. “They handle all the fueling, parking, and maintenance for all our civilian performers; which will be five solid days of interruption to their normal schedule,” stated Haluszka. “And, what fun to have them be excited, happy, friendly, professional and always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done,” stated Haluszka.
Congratulations Duncan Aviation and Team for being outstanding in every way! “Ben Hammond and Kelly Leece your friendship just puts the cherry on top,” stated Haluszka.
Hold on to your hats....the United States Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration team will be coming to Battle Creek on July 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th. This USAF aircraft is GUARANTEED to drop your jaw in 2.2 seconds.
Coming from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, the F-22 Raptor Demo Team is the PREMIERE single-ship demo of the Air Force's Air Combat Command. The F-22 made its first Michigan Air Show appearance at the Field of Flight in 2010. Since then, it has appeared in Battle Creek two additional times as well as two other times at two separate shows in the State of Michigan. This shows the rarity of seeing this amazing aircraft perform. In fact, the demo team is only scheduled to perform at 23 shows. Not only that, but Battle Creek is the ONLY show site in Michigan to have hosted this coveted jet demo FOUR times.
Major Paul "Loco" Lopez will take to the Battle Creek skies to showcase the amazing capabilities of the fighter that is leading America into the future of aviation technology. The aircraft represents an exponential leap in war-fighting capabilities with its combination of stealth, super-cruise, maneuverability and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability. The aircraft performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force.
The aircraft is aerodynamically designed and uses a thrust vectoring system, proving it to be one of the most advanced military aircraft around today. It literally performs maneuvers that no other modern military jet can. Along with its stealth capabilities, the aircraft can sneak into target undetected, protecting itself and other assets from air-to-air and air-to-ground threats.
Speaking of dropping jaws, hold on to your hats as the F-22 thunders through our skies on July 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th. The aircraft's engines produces more thrust than any current fighter engine. Get ready Battle Creek....BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT TO GET LOUD!!