January 12, 2012

The 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival February 9 to 12, 2012



The 17th Philippines Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is scheduled for 9th to 12th February, 2012. The annual Hot Air Balloon Festival is one of the most popular events in Clark Philippines.

At least 22 hot air balloons, including some specially-shaped balloons from nine countries, will be the main attractions in this year festivities during the weekend of everything that flies.

Organizers of the Philippine Hot Air Balloon said the balloonists will come from United States, Finland, Sweden, Amsterdam, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.

The hot air balloon fest is one of the main sports-tourism attractions in Clark which is under the auspices of the Department of Tourism (DoT).

The event is expected to attract more foreign and local tourists this year as more than 100,000 tourists are expected to flock during the hot air balloon festival.

17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Schedule of Activities.

THURSDAY -  February 9 - FIRST FIESTA DAY

5:30-7:00AM           Opening Ceremony Hot Air Balloon Flight

7:00-7:30AM           Paragliding Exhibition

7:40-8:30AM           Ultra-Light Aircraft Formation Flying

8:30-9:30PM            Ultra-Light Bomb Dropping Audience
                                  Participation

9:30-10:00AM          Skydiving Exhibition

10:00-11:00AM       Kite Flying Exhibition

11:00AM-1:30PM   AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting
                                 Competition

1:30-2:00PM            Sky Diving Exhibition

2:00-2:45PM            Aviation Flying School Fly By

3:45-4:30PM            RC Demonstration Flying

4:30-5:00PM             Paragliding Accuracy Flying

5:00-5:20PM             Ultralight Formation Flying

5:20-6:00PM             Hot Air Balloon Fly-In

FRIDAY - February 10  - SECOND FIESTA DAY

5:30-7:00AM            Hot Air Balloon Flight

7:00-7:30AM            Paragliding Exhibition

7:40-8:30AM            Ultralight Aircraft Flyby

8:30-9:30AM            Aerobatic Flight Display

9:30-9:50AM            RC Helicopter Show

9:50-10:20AM          Fire Fighting Exhibition

10:20-11:00AM        Radio Control Aircraft Flying

11:00-11:30AM        Skydiving Exhibition

11:30AM-12:30PM Ultralight Airplane Bomb Dropping

12:30-1:30PM          Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition

1:30-2:30PM            AOPA-P Aircraft Flyby

2:15-3:15PM            AOPA Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition

3:15-4:00PM            Aerobatic Show

4:00-4:30PM            Airplane Banner Towing Demonstration

4:30-5:15PM            Paragliding Accuracy Flying

5:30-6:00PM            Hot Air Balloon Flights

7:00 PM                   Aviators Ball

SATURDAY - February 11 - THIRD FIESTA DAY

5:30-7:00AM            Hot Air Balloon Flight

7:00-7:30AM            Paragliding Flag Flying

7:40-8:30AM            Ultralight Aircraft Flyby

8:30-9:30AM            Aerobatic Flight Display

9:30-10:00AM          Search And Rescue Flying Exhibition

10:00-10:30AM        Helicopter Maneuverability Flight Display

10:30-11:00AM        Sky Diving Exhibition

11:00AM-12:30PM Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition

12:30-1:30PM         Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition

1:30-2:30PM           Ultralight Flying Display

2:30-3:15PM            Flying School’s Fly By

3:15-3:45PM            Skydiving Exhibition

3:45-4:30PM            Aerobatic display

4:30-5:00PM            Paragliding exhibition

5:00-5:30PM            Ultralight Fly By

5:30-5:45PM            RC Airplane Flying Demonstration

5:45-6:15PM            Hot Air Balloon Flight

6:45-7:30PM            Hot Air Balloon Night Glow


SUNDAY - February 12  - LAST FIESTA DAY

5:30-7:00AM           Hot Air Balloon Flight

7:00-7:30AM            Paragliding Flag Flying

7:30-8:30AM            Ultralight Aircraft Flyby

8:30-9:30AM            Flying school fly by

9:30-10:00AM          RC Helicopter Show

10:00-10:30AM        Helicopter Flying Exhibition

10:30-11:00AM        Sky Diving Exhibition

11:00AM-12:30PM   AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting
                                  Competition

12:30-1:30PM           Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition

1:30-2:30PM             Ultralight Flying Display

2:30-3:00PM             RC Airplane Flying Demonstration

3:00-4:00PM             Aerobatic Exhibition

4:00-4:45PM             Paragliding Accuracy Flying

4:45-5:30PM             Search and Rescue Exhibition

5:30-6:45PM             Hot Air Balloon night glow

7:30PM                     Crew and Awards Night Party

 A weekend of everything that flies! (Hot Air Balloons 2010)
How to get there: NLEX  / SCTEX

Take the North Luzon Expressway from Manila and continue past Dau toll plaza -- but do not take the Dau exit. Pull to the right and take the SCTEX on-ramp. From the SCTEX toll booth, take the southbound lane to Clark South exit. You will be entering Clark through the Yokohama complex. At the stop light, turn right into Roxas highway. The Balloon Fiesta will be to your right.

Look for the reference for a map: 

Getting to the Clark Special Economic Zone by car, take the North Luzon Expressway from Manila and exit at Dau, Mabalacat. Take a left turn towards Angeles City and right turn into Clark. On entering the main gate, proceed along Roxas highway and the Balloon Fiesta will be to your right. Car trips take about an hour and a half from Manila.

Enjoy everyone and have a wonderful balloon festival! 


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