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Title: 16th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival
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I never heard Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark Freeport in Pampanga before and it's been quite sixteen years in a row now. I guess, I hea...
I never heard Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark Freeport in Pampanga before and it's been quite sixteen years in a row now. I guess, I heard about  it but not interested not until now though. I would love to go but I am currently pre-occupied with my worked busy busy mode.

Now, back into business,  the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is an annual event that occurs between January and February at the Omni Aviation Complex in Clark Field, Angeles City, Pampanga. It features multicolored hot air balloons with more than a hundred balloon pilots from around the world.

The festival also includes major airborne activities such as skydiving, flag jumps, micro light and rocketry demonstrations, small plane fly-bys and fly-ins, remote-control airplane and helicopter flying exhibitions, freestyle aerobatics, precision maneuvers, light airplane balloon bursting, ultra-light flying formation and bomb dropping, kite-making and choreographed kite-flying, hi-start launch gliding, pylon racing, banner towing, aero-modeling symposium and races between ultra lights and motorcycles.

This four day hot air balloon event is the biggest aviation sports event in the Philippines. Check out the SCHEDULE below.

First Fiesta Day February 10, 2011 - Thursday
 
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:00-5:45AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:45-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:45-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:30AM
Meynard Halili / Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 8:30-9:00AM
AFP / Civilian Sky Diving Exhibition 9:00-9:30AM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 9:30-10:00AM
AOPA-P Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-11:30AM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 11:30-12:00NN
Airlink/WCC/Omni/PPA/CIA/Orient flyby 12:00-12:30PM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 12:30-1:00PM
Sky Diving Exhibition 1:00-1:30PM
Rolf Dunder 'Fascination' Airplane vs. Car Race 1:30-2:00PM
AOPA-P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:00-3:00PM
FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry Demonstration 3:00-3:30PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 3:30-4:00PM
Philippine Air Force Silent Drill & SPOW Bomb Sniffing Dog Exhibition 4:00-4:30PM
Meynard Halili / Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 4:30-5:00PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:00-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In 5:30-6:00PM     
 
Second Fiesta Day February 11, 2011 - Friday
 
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:00-5:45AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:45-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:45-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:30AM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 8:30-9:00AM
Skydiving Exhibition 9:00-9:30AM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 9:30-10:00AM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-11:00AM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 11:00-11:30AM
WCC/Aviatour/Omni/PPA/Orient flyby 11:30-12:00NN
German Aerobatic Glider Flight 12:00-1:00PM
Civilian Sky Diving Exhibition 1:00-1:30PM
Jet Turbine Radio-controlled Modeller Demos 1:30-2:00PM
AOPA-P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:00-3:00PM
Wings Over Asia Aviators Social Gathering 2:30-5:00PM
Car Drifting Display 3:00-3:30PM
FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry Demonstration 3:30-4:00PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 4:00-4:30PM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 4:30-5:00PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:00-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In 5:30-6:00PM
 
Third Fiesta Day February 12, 2011 - Saturday
 
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:00-5:45AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:45-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:45-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:00AM
Skydiving Exhibition 8:00-8:30AM
Jet Turbine Radio-controlled Modeller Demos 8:30-9:00AM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 9:00-9:45AM
Helicopter Flight Display 9:45-10:30AM
Philippine Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration 10:30-11:00AM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00-12:00NN
WCC/Aviatour/Omni/PPA/CIA/Orient flyby 12:00-12:30PM
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 12:30-1:00PM
German Aerobatic Glider Flight 1:00-1:30PM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 1:30-2:00PM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:00-2:45PM
Sky Diving Exhibition 2:45-3:15PM
CIAC Fire-fighting Demonstration 3:15-3:45PM
Bill Wright/Meynard Halili/Les Vorosmarthy Aerobatic Show 3:45-4:30PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 4:30-5:00PM
FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry Demonstration 5:00-5:30PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:30-6:00PM
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow 6:00-6:30PM
 
Fourth Fiesta Day February 13, 2011 - Sunday
 
Philippine Army Flag Jump 5:20-5:30AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 7:00-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing 7:30-8:00AM
Civilian Skydiving Exhibition 8:00-8:30AM
Meynard Halili/Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 8:30-9:15AM
Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demonstration 9:15-10:00AM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 10:00-11:00AM
CIAC Fire-fighting Demonstration 11:00-12:00NN
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration 12:00-12:30PM
Car Drifting Demonstration 12:30-1:00PM
WCC/Aviatour/Omni/PPA/Orient flyby 1:00-1:30PM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition 1:30-2:30PM
AFP / Civilian Sky Diving Exhibition 3:00-3:30PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights 3:30-4:00PM
CareJet Westwind Fly-By 4:00-4:15PM
Meynard Halili / Bill Wright Aerobatic Show 4:15-5:00PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition 5:00-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Valentines Night Glow 5:30-7:30PM
 
How to Get There:

Getting to the Clark Freeport Zone, otherwise known as the Clark Special Economic Zone by car is easy. Simply needs to take the North Luzon Expressway from Manila and exit at Dau, Mabalacat. After your exit, a left turn towards Angeles City, and a little Angeles City/Dau traffic, will bring you to within an easy right turn of the Clark Zone itself. The trip should take about an hour and a half from Manila without heavy traffic.
 
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website were prepared for convenience only. Programmed schedules are subject to change without notification. A large variety of factors affect the actual times these activities occur, or cause their cancellation.
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