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The International Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017 in Pampanga is Happening this Feb

The longest-running sports aviation in Asia is here yet again! The 21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and it’s happening on February 9-12, 2017 at the Omni Aviation Complex in Clark, Pampanga. So, that’s about four days back-to-back of flying activities and ground spectacular viewing!

Fiesta Activities

The Fiesta champions fun, entertainment, and experience this year. With its many sports aviation activities to try, not only is this festival for the viewers but more importantly for adventure-seekers.

Kite Flying

The February winds make kite flying the perfect thing to do. There are many beautiful, different kites flying in the air all over Clark. You may opt to buy a kite at the Fly Market. Moreover, even bring your own creative one!

Aerobatic Exhibitions

Aerobatic pilots will show off their skill as they zoom through the sky with their routines. Watch out for aerobatic pilot Sean Clarke’s moves with his Champion Decathlon!

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Balloon Bursting

One of the anticipated events, this is a show of pilot’s hand-eye coordination skills. Why? Because they will be bursting helium balloons from the ground with their planes, that’s why.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

This is really what the festival is all about – the hot air ballon rides. Glide through the sky gently as you take in the breath-taking view. Literally, it’s going where the winds take you. Also, depending on the wind conditions, there will be daily lifts every morning and afternoon. Through this, you get to meet pilots from all over the world while 2,000 ft above the ground. Surely, you must not miss this!

Also, try these fun activities: Hare and Hound Competition, Night Glow, Chase Crew & Off-Road Driving, and Paragliding.hot air balloon festival 2017 in Pampanga

Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017 Schedule

Here’s a rundown of the jam-packed festival. However, schedules may change depending on wind conditions.

FIRST FIESTA DAY

February 9, 2017 (Thurs)

5:30- 6:15 AM RC UFO Flying
6:20- 6:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
6:40- 7:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon flight
7:30- 8:00 AM Twinz Synchronized Paramotor Exhibition
8:00- 8:30 AM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
8:30- 9:30 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
9:30- 10:30 AM Supercar/Drifting Performance
10:30-10:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
10:45-11:00 AM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
11:00-11:30 AM Model Airplane Show
11:30-12:30 AM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
12:30-12:45 PM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
12:45-1:15 PM Omni & Air Link Fly By
1:15-1:30 PM Fire Fight Demonstration
1:30- 2:00 PM KAP Kite Flying Exhibition
2:00- 2:30 PM Supercar/Drifting Performance
2:30- 3:00 PM Model Airplane Show
3:00- 4:00 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
4:00- 4:15 PM Helicopter Flight Display
4:15- 4:30 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
4:30- 4:45 PM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
4:45- 5:30 PM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
5:30- 6:00 PM Twinz Paramotor Light Show
6:00- 6:30 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In
6:30- 7:00 PM Drone Racing

 

SECOND FIESTA DAY

February 10, 2017 (Fri)

5:30- 6:15 AM RC UFO Flying
6:20- 6:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
6:40- 7:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flight
7:30- 8:00 AM Twinz Synchronized Paramotor Exhibition
8:00- 8:30 AM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
8:30- 8:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
8:45- 9:00 AM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
9:00-10:00 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
9:30- 10:00 AM Supercar/Drifting Performance
10:00- 10:30 AM Model Airplane Show
10:30- 11:30 AM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
11:30- 12:00 AM Supercar/Drifting Performance
12:00- 12:30 PM KAP Kite Flying Exhibition
12:30- 1:00 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider Flight
1:00- 2:00 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
2:00- 2:15 PM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
2:15- 2:30 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
2:30- 3:15 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flight
3:15- 3:45 PM Fire Fight Demonstration
3:45- 4:00 PM Helicopter Flight Display
4:00- 4:30 PM Model Airplane Show
4:30- 5:30 PM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
5:30- 6:00 PM Twinz Paramotor Light Show
6:00- 6:30 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In
6:30- 7:00 PM Drone Racing

THIRD FIESTA DAY

February 11, 2017 (Sat)

5:30- 6:15 AM RC UFO Flying
6:20- 6:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
6:40- 7:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flights
7:30- 8:00 AM Twinz Synchronized Paramotor Exhibition
8:00- 9:00 AM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
9:00- 9:30 AM Model Airplane Show
9:30 – 9:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
9:45-10:00 AM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
10:00-11:00 AM ACFC Ultralight/Microlight aircraft formation flights and flour bombing
10:15-10:45 AM Supercar/Drifting Performance
11:00-11:30 AM Helicopter flight display
11:30- 12:00 PM Fire Fight Demonstration
12:00- 12:30 PM KAP Kite Flying Demonstration
12:30- 1:00 PM Omni & Air Link Fly By
1:00- 1:30 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider flight
1:30- 2:00 PM Private Aircraft Flyby
2:00- 3:00 PM Model Airplane Show
2:30- 3:30 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
3:30- 3:45 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight aircraft formation flights
3:45- 4:00 PM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
4:00- 4:15 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
4:15- 5:15 PM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
5:15- 6:00 PM Twinz Paramotor Light Show
6:00- 7:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
6:00- 9:00 PM ABS-CBN Concert
7:00- 7:30 PM Drone Racing

FOURTH FIESTA DAY

February 12, 2017 (Sun)

5:30- 6:15 AM RC UFO Flying
6:20- 6:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
6:40- 7:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flights
7:40- 8:15 AM Twinz Synchronized Paramotor Exhibition
8:15- 3:45 AM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
8:45- 9:30 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
9:00- 9:30 AM Supercar/Drifting Performance
9:30- 9:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
9:45- 10:00 AM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
10:00- 10:45 AM Fire Fighting Demonstration
10:45- 11:15 AM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
11:15- 12:00 PM Supercar/Drifting Performance
12:00- 12:30 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider Flight
12:30- 1:30 PM Omni & Air Link Fly By
1:30- 2:00 PM KAP / KTP Flying Exhibition
2:00- 2:30 PM Model Airplane Show
2:30- 2:45 PM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
2:45- 3:00 PM Helicopter Display Show
3:00- 3:15 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
3:15- 3:45 PM Model Airplane Show
3:45- 4:15 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
4:15- 5:15 PM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
5:15- 5:45 PM Twinz Paramotor Light Show
5:45- 7:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
6:00- 7:00 PM Cultural Exchange Concert
7:00- 7:30 PM Fireworks
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Ticket Price and Packages

Here are the ticket prices and other fees for rides. Moreover, listed below are the price per person or per day.

 Ticket Price
General Admission PhP 350 per person per Fiesta day
VIP Passes PhP 6,000 per person per Fiesta day
Hot Air Balloon Rides US$ 350 per person per ride
Tandem Skydiving US$ 400 per person per jump
Aerobatic Flights US$ 400 per person per ride
Airplane Discovery Flights US$ 150 per person per ride
Tandem Paragliding US$ 150 per person per flight
Helicopter Rides PhP 7,000 per person per ride

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How to get there

By Public Transport

Take a Victory Liner bus bound for Dau, Pampanga. Then, a light at the terminal and take a taxi, jeep or tricycle to the highway. Next, ask to be taken to the Clark gate. From there, take another jeep and ask the driver to drop you off at the Balloon Fiesta at Omni Aviation. 

By Car

From Manila, take the NLEX. Exit at Dau, Mabalacat City, Pampanga then take a left turn towards Angeles City. Also, from the North Luzon Expressway, you can drive towards the exit of SCTEX.  Furthermore, you may use either interchange to enter Clark. 

By Air

Also, you can take a flight with Cebu Pacific Air, Air Asia, and Tiger Airways to the Clark International Airport.

So, be part of this year’s Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta! Enjoy your way through the breeze, the adventures, and the spectacle through the Clark skyline.



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