Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival --- July 2 -6

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival - July 2 -6

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Twilight & Night PYRO Air Show - July 5

Are you ready for "A Little Night Magic"?

Bob Seger said it best in his song "Night Moves", and the fun doesn't end when the sun begins to set...instead, it HEATS UP!

Returning for the fifth year due to popular demand is the Field of Flight Twilight & Night Air Show. This year's event will take place on SATURDAY, JULY 5th and feature some of the Best & Most unique night acts in the world today. Whether the sky is illuminated with fireworks, sparks & pyro, or lights, this year's Night Air Show will be one you won't forget. Let's not forget about the ground either as you will surely feel the heat from flames being shot out of a jet engine. You won't want to miss this year's Twilight & Night Spectacular.

TWILIGHT AIR SHOW - 8:30 - 9:00 PM

Our Twilight Air Show will be from 8:30-9 PM on July 5th. While our Twilight Lineup is still being determined, it will feature teaser acts and performances by some of our AMAZING civilian air show lineup. Stay tuned here for more information when it becomes available.

BALLOON ILLUME - 9:15 - 9:45 PM

The Balloon Illume will separate the Twilight & Night Air Shows.

NIGHT AIR SHOW - 10:00 - 10:30 PM

Our Night Pyro Air Show will come after the Balloon Illume (the Balloon Illume will separate the Twilight & Night Pyro Air Shows). The Night Air Show will feature:

Spitfire Jet Truck Night Run

  • School Time Jet Bus Night Run

Any vehicle powered by a jet engine is amazing....but seeing one at night is a truly different experience. You are sure to feel the heat as the School Time Jet Schoolbus spits out flames as it rolls by. After some fun on the runways and tarmacs, Paul Stender will throttle up the engine and do a power run down the runway with  afterburning engines illuminating the event grounds and airport. Speeding at over 300 miles per hour. This is a demonstration you won't want to miss.

  • Bob Carlton"Light! Smoke! Pyro! Fire & Lights"
    Bob Carlton Fire & Lights Jet Super Salto Sailplane Night Show

    Bob Carlton will dazzle the night sky in the World's ONLY Jet Sailplane. Since 1903, airplanes and fire have been mortal enemies. Bob, however, coaxes them into a snarling truce with his SPECTACULAR "Fire & Lights" Night Pyro Air Show display in the Super Salto Jet Sailplane. This night show is filled with beautiful, graceful glider aerobatics along with the powerful noise of a jet engine. Along with this is stunning pyrotechnic effects by Lunatech (the same pyro used on stage by superstars suh as KISS, Aerosmith, Reba McEntire & more). The night sky will literally be set on fire by sparks, smoke, fireballs, bomb bursts, fireworks and more. All fitted to an amazing soundtrack. This is a night show like no other, and you will not want to miss it!

  • Matt Younkin "Magic by Moonlight"

    Imagine the airshow circuit's largest, noisiest, and smokiest airplane lit up like a Christmas tree and performing aerobatics at night! Well, that's exactly what Matt Younkin does in the Beech 18 "Miss Ellie" during his "Magic by Moonlight" performance. This is a performanceMatt Younkin Magic by Moonlight conceived by Matt Younkin, keeping in the tradition of pioneering the unusual by performing a night airshow act unlike any other. This amazing night show doesn't contain pyrotechnics, consists of lights and smoke that makes the airplane appear like its climbing like the Space Shuttle. The show features an obscene amount of lights, top and bottom featuring military position lights, red and white strobes, spitlights and so much more. UFO enthusiasts would love this show. This powerful airplane's performance along with these stunning lights is set to a wonderful musical soundtrack that fits this exact demonstration. You won't want to miss one of the best night performances in the industry this year.

  • OTTO Night Time Spectacular

    Otto the Helicopter Night ShowThis act is surely not to be missed. It is an act that is arguably the BEST Night Show Act in the airshow industry today. For 12 minutes, the entire audience will be held captive by magic as Roger Buis takes off in OTTO the Helicopter for an unforgettable experience. This low-level act comes complete with one of the most amazing pyro & light shows that is a fireworks display itself. Set to Celtic music and patriotic music, this display is complete with bright flashes, smoke and that wonderful helicopter sound. Just when you think the show is over, the entire flight line is lit up by a patriotic grand finale. This will be one of the most amazing things you'll see in your life. You do not want to miss it!

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Applebee’s Battle Creek Wall featuring the BC Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival - Photo by Lisa Burns

“A special Thank you to Applebee’s in Battle Creek for featuring the BC Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival on their wall!  What an amazing job and tributeThank you for the support!

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