Balloons over Waikato 2017: 22nd - 26th March

Copter Boy is flying in to Balloons over Waikato


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.
Visit www.balloonsoverwaikato.co.nz for further information and like us on Facebook for
the most up to date information.