Among the more than 50 hot air balloons at the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival you’ll find a handful of special shapes that evoke love, joy, swashbuckling fun, and even make you meow.
Celebrating 40 Years of Ballooning in Plano, we proudly share these as the beloved special shapes and pilots participating in 2019. And if you’d like to volunteer to get a hands-on experience with the balloons then sign-up for a shift with a hot air balloon crew. Volunteers help with inflation, lift-off, landings, the evening glow, and receive a free festival shirt.
BIMBO BEAR – PILOT: JOHN PETREHN
TE AMO – PILOT: TAMARA FOLLEY
HIGH KITTY – PILOT: CLIFFORD LOY
PEG LEG PETE – PILOT: DAVE REINEKE
OWLBERT EYENSTEIN – PILOT: GARY MOORE
PUDDY CAT – PILOT: PAUL KNUTH
HIGH JACK – PILOT: RICHARD PETERSON
YELLOW BIRD – PILOT: MARTIN GAUTHIER
SIMBA – PILOT: TED MAES