Rick Kerber is from Wayland, Michigan. Rick has 2 uncles and one aunt who have piloted balloons. He started when he was 16. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 12 years with 380 hours as pilot in command of a balloon. Rick has been a rental manager at Michigan CAT for 28 years. He is married to his wife Cris and has two daughters, Jennie & Megan.
Rick flies the "Michigan CAT" Balloon. This will be his 7th year participating in the event. Rick's family will be his crew. Rick placed #15 in the 2012 Field of Flight hot-air balloon competition.