Dave "Capt. Flaque" Jaques (pronounced flack) is from Venice, Florida but is a Battle Creek native. He is a retired electrician from Post. His latest project is building his "man cave". He has three boys, Brian, Mike and Tyler (Post 2 Balloon). He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 27 years with 700 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon.
Dave has participated in this event for so many years that he has lost count. His balloon is the highly recognized "Post Sugar Bear" balloon.
Back in 1984, two of his friends bought a balloon. He crewed for them and eventually formed the Post Balloon Club. His crew is made up of Post Balloon Club members as well as local volunteers.
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