Battle Creek, Michigan's own Deven Cook will be participating in this year's Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competition with the Remax balloon. He has been around hot-air ballooning since the early 1970s and crewed for many pilots across the country. He became a licensed hot-air balloon pilot in 2009 and now has a commercial rating. He is the operator and owner of Winds of Freedom Hot Air Ballooning in Battle Creek. Deven also flys as one of Michigan's Corporate Pilots for Remax.
He is an Air Force Veteran and is employed as a Information Security Officer for Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Battle Creek.