SPECIAL SHAPE HOT AIR BALLOONS & PILOTS

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

photo credit Michael Nguyen

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

 

KERMIE THE FROG – PILOT:  RON SANCHEZ

Browse the full list of hot air balloons to be seen September 20-22 at the 2019 InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival.  Advance tickets are available online or at gate!

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