23 Feb 17: Copter Boy is flying into BOW

Balloons over Waikato Trust are proud to announce the fifth and final Special Shape flying into the Balloons over Waikato festival 22nd – 26th March... an cartoon style helicopter called Copter Boy.

Piloted by balloon manufacturer Eduardo de Souza from Sao Paulo, Brazil, the fantastic Copter Boy is his 6th internationally known Special Shape that he has built.

De Souza began his career by making paper balloons as a hobby, “I then needed a proper job”, he says, “and that is what Hot Air Balloons then provided me. Having the opportunity to fly around the world with my balloons is a great privilege”.

Balloons over Waikato General Manager Michele Connell says, “We are so thrilled to have 5 Special Shape balloons this year. Our opening morning on Wednesday 22nd March will be your first chance to see them inflate and fly, and we cannot wait! It will also be very exciting to see them and all of our other gorgeous balloons glowing at the ZURU nightglow on Saturday 25th March”.

Come and have experience all 5 Specials Shapes as well as balloons from all around the world at Balloons over Waikato Wednesday 22nd - Sunday 26th March 2017.

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