The 18th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark

by • February 19, 2013 • Events, Featured, Travel NewsComments (0)1260

SONY DSCThe Balloon Fiesta at the Clark Freeport Zone is almost here! It promises to be another fun event for the whole family. The exact location of the event is the Omni Aviation Complex inside Clark. The festival starts from Feb. 21st and ends on Feb. 24th. It is advisable to come early as some of the scheduled activities start early in the morning. ** See schedule below. Ticket is priced at P250 and can be purchased at the gate or at any SM TicketNet outlet.

 

Some of the main attractions at the 18th Balloon Fiesta are:

1. Hot Air Balloons
Of course, these are the stars of the event. Come early around 5 am so you can see the morning balloon flights. On Saturday and Sunday, they will do a NIGHT GLOW where the balloons stay on the ground but will inflate together beautifully.

2. Breitling Jet Team
The Breitling Jet Team is the largest civilian aerobatic display team in Europe. Based in Dijon, France, it flies seven Aero L-39 Albatros jets. Check the schedule as you don’t want to miss their aerobatic exhibition.

3. OPM concert
From Feb. 22 to 23 at 6PM to 9PM, watch some of the biggest OPM artists perform onsite. Gloc-9, Joey Ayala, The Dawn and Noel Cabangon will be there (just to name a few).

4. Kite Flying
Kite Team Philippines and the Philippine Kite Association team up to show the best of kite flying in the country. Kites are also available for purchase.

These are just some of the attractions. There are also, aeromodelling demonstrations, ultralights, fixed-wing aircraft competitions, paragliding, skydiving and rescue demonstrations. See it for yourself and bring the whole family.

See below for the schedule. [from http://www.philballoonfest.net/schedule] Note that the schedule can change. For the most up-to-date info, visit their website at www.philballoonfest.net.

THURSDAY 21 February 2013 – First Fiesta Day
5:30-6:15 AM UFO Light Flyers
6:20-6:30 AM Philippine Flag jump
6:30-8:00 AM Hot Air Balloon flight
7:30-8:00 AM RP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding Exhibition
8:00-8:30 AM Meynard Halili  Aerobatic Show
8:30-9:00 AM Breitling Jet Team Aerobatic Exhibition
9:00-9:15 AM Radio-controlled model aircraft demonstration
9:15-9:30 AM PT13 Stearman Air Show
9:30-10:00 AM ACFC Ultralight Flights
10:00-10:30 AM PNP Skydiving Exhibition
10:30-11:30 AM AOPA-P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
11:30-12:00 PM Breitling Jet Team Fly-by
12:00-12:30 PM Glider flight
12:30-12:45 PM Banner Towing Demonstration
12:30-1:00 PM KAP / KTP Kite Flying Exhibition
1:00-1:45 PM Airlink / WCC / Omni / Alpha flyby
1:45-2:30 PM AOPA-P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
2:30-2:45 PM FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry/RC Demonstration
2:45-3:15 PM Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demo
3:15-4:00 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
4:00-4:30 PM RP /U.S./ Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding exhibition
4:30-5:00 PM Skydiving and Tandem jumping Exhibition
5:00-5:30 PM Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
5:30-6:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In
FRIDAY 22 February 2013 – Second Fiesta Day
5:30-6:15 AM UFO Light Flyers
6:20-6:30 AM Philippine Flag jump
6:30-8:00 AM Hot Air Balloon Flights
7:30-8:00 AM RP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding Exhibition
8:00-8:30 AM Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
8:30-8:45 AM PT13 Stearman Air Show
8:45-9:30 AM Skydiving Exhibition
9:30-10:30 AM AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
10:30-11:00 AM ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
11:00-11:30 PM Breitling Jet Team Fly-by
11:00-11:15 AM FEATI / PHILSCA Rocketry / RC Demonstration
11:15-11:45 AM Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
11:45-12:15 PM Paragliding Tow Exhibition
12:15-12:30 PM Banner Towing Demonstration
12:15-12:30 PM KAP / KTP Kite flying exhibition
12:30-1:15 PM WCC / Omni / Airlink / Alpha / Leading Edge Flyby
1:15-1:45 PM Glider flight
1:45-2:15 PM Car Drifting Display
2:15-2:45 PM Radio-controlled Jet Turbine Model Aircraft Demonstration
2:45-3:15 PM ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
3:15-3:45 PM AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
3:45-4:15 PM Skydiving exhibition
4:15-4:45 PM Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
4:45-5:15 PM RP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding
5:30-6:30 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In
6:30-9:30 PM OPM Concert, Directed by Ryan Cayabyab
SATURDAY 23 February 2013 – Third Fiesta Day
5:30-6:15 AM UFO Light Flyers
6:20-6:30 AM Philippine Flag jump
6:30-8:00 AM Hot Air Balloon Flights
7:30-8:00 AM RP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding Exhibition
8:00-8:30 AM Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
8:30-9:00 AM Breitling Jet Team Aerobatic Exhibition
9:00-9:45 AM AOPA-P Light aircraft balloon bursting competition
9:45-10:30 AM Tandem Sky diving exhibition
10:30-11:00 AM ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
11:00-11:30 AM Turbine RC flying display
11:30-12:00 PM Helicopter flight display
12:00-12:30 PM Philippine Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration
12:30-1:00 PM PT13 Stearman / AOPA-P Flyby
1:00-1:30 PM WCC / Omni / PPA / CIA / Orient / Airlink Flyby
1:30-2:00 PM Winch-launched Glider flight
2:00-2:15 PM Banner Towing Demonstrator
2:00-2:30 PM KAP / KTP Kite Flying Demonstration
2:30-3:00 PM Paragliding Tow Exhibition
3:00-3:30 PM Radio-controlled Jet Turbine Model Aircraft Demonstration
3:30-4:00 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
4:00-4:30 PM Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
4:30-5:00 PM Skydiving Exhibition
5:00-5:30 PM RP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding Exhibition
5:30-6:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
6:30-9:30 PM OPM Concert, Directed by Ryan Cayabyab
SUNDAY 24 February 2013 – Fourth Fiesta Day
5:30-6:15 AM UFO Light Flyers
6:20-6:30 AM Philippine Flag jump
6:30-8:00 AM Hot Air Balloon Flights
7:30-8:00 AM RP / Malaysia / Spain/ Australia Paragliding Exhibition
8:00-8:30 AM Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
8:30-9:00 AM Breitling Jet Team Aerobatic Exhibition
9:00-9:45 AM AOPA – P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
9:45-10:30 AM Tandem Skydiving Exhibition
10:30-11:00 AM Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
11:00-11:30 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
11:30-12:00 PM Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demo
12:00-12:30 PM Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
12:30-1:00 PM Glider flight
1:00-1:30 PM Car Drifting demonstration
1:30-2:00 PM PT13/ WCC / Airlink / Omni / Leading Edge Flyby
2:00-2:15 PM Banner Towing
2:00-2:30 PM KAP / KTP Flying Exhibition
2:30-2:45 PM FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry/RC Demonstration
2:45-3:15 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
3:15-3:30 PM PT13 Stearman fly by
3:30-4:00 PM Skydiving Exhibition
4:00-4:30 PM Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
4:30-5:30 PM RP / Malaysia / Spain/Australian Paragliding Exhibition
5:30-6:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
7:00 PM Fireworks

 

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