Battle Creek Field of Flight

June 30 - July 4, 2021


Chris Smart - Blu Fish BalloonChris Smart - Blu Fish BalloonChris Smart, also known as "CCD" (Chris Can Do), is from Huntington, Indiana and loves to compete. When not competing, he enjoys putting smiles on people's faces while taking them up in his ride balloon, "Dream Catcher". He has been a commercial pilot since 1992. He is father to 3 daughters and 1 son, and also grandfather to 10. Ballooning has been a family hobby for more than 30 years, starting as crew for a local pilot. He has done pretty well most years in Battle Creek, and not so good the other years. Most of all, he enjoys being around his ballooning family. Chris returns to the Battle Creek Hot-Air Balloon Championship for his 8th year flying his Dream Racer Balloon with the Blu Fish Consulting banner.  Chris has finished in the top 10 many times since starting in Battle Creek, placing # 10 in 2019, #6 in 2017, #9 in 2014 & #6 in 2013 & in 2012 in the Battle Creek Field of Flight Hot-Air Balloon Competitions.