23 Jan 18: Introducing Balloons over Waikato’s first Special Shape Hot Air Balloon

Balloons over Waikato are delighted to introduce our first special shape confirmed for the 2018 festival, Wednesday 21st March – Sunday 25th March.

Introducing Balloons over Waikato’s first Special Shape Hot Air Balloon

With 5 days of ballooning good fun on the programme, this year’s event sees 6 Special Shapes from around the world visiting the Waikato. The first being the world’s first flying Beaver.

Bud E Beaver was born in August 2003, in Montana and is 30 metres tall, and weighs over 320 kgs. Bud E Beaver took over 6 months to complete, and is born from a balloon that has previously visited the festival, Mr Potato Head. Commercial pilot Colin Graham began his piloting career at the age of 15, though his passion for the sport began when he was just a toddler. An experienced pilot, he obtained his commercial license at the age of 18, has flown in 33 US states, 6 countries and cannot wait to fly again in NZ.

All of your favourite events plus some new ones are back for Balloons over Waikato 2018; The Hamilton Mass Ascension, Wel Energy Trust Breakfast at Dawn, First Credit Union Fun Friday, McDonalds Hamilton Cash Grab, Grassroots Trust Finale, The HCBA City Burn & Markets, Balloons visit the Regions and Hamilton’s big night out, The ZURU Nightglow!

Don’t miss your chance to meet Bud E Beaver when Balloons over Waikato flies in on Wednesday 21st - Sunday 25th March 2018.

Visit www.balloonsoverwaikato.co.nz for further information.

For more information contact
Jenni Muhlmann Michele Connell Media & PR Manager General Manager Balloons over Waikato Balloons over Waikato 027 292 4220 021 608 883