Larry Coan is an Product Manager for the Ford Motor Company and has been involved in hot air ballooning since 1989. His wife, Amy is his Crew Chief and they are both from New Hudson, Michigan. This will be his 14th year participating in the Battle Creek Hot Air Balloon Championship. The name of his balloon is "Superfluous", pronounced su·PER-flu·ous, which means being more than is sufficient or required; excessive. This will be his 12th year participating in the Battle Creek Field of Flight. Larry placed #5 in 2017, #10 in 2016, #10 in 2015, #13 in 2014, #5 in 2011 and #3 in 2010 in the Battle Creek Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competitions.