17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012

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The 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will start on February 9, 2012.  This yearly 4-day event at the aviation field of Clark Freeport is one of the reasons why our Country is a must-see destination! :)  Colors will truly spread across the sky once again, isn't that fascinating? I've been wanting to experience this amazing event, hopefully this year I will be able to catch it. Any sponsor? :))


The yearly colorful, head-raising Clark Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is once again gracing the aviation field of the Clark Freeport.  This venue is projected to host over 100,000 tourists from February 9th thru 12th 2012.  This anticipated crowd is 20,000 more than last year's 80,000 figure. 

With the increased popularity, media recognition and the evolving program size, larger crowds are expected to visit the 17th annual Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta held at Philippine Air Force's (PAF) ADAC hangar at the Clark Airbase.

It's anticipated the spectators are to be treated to a larger and more varied 4-day event as at least nine countries are expected to participate according to Noemi Garcia, the head of the CDC Tourism and Promotions Office.  This is more balloons from a larger number of countries than in 2011. In addition, the Balloon Fiesta is rumored to include additional exhibitions and more varied aerial demonstrations. 


The Clark Freeport zone has become the home to this annual international aviation sporting event for many reasons. The wide-open spaces, favorable flying weather, scenic ambiance and the general features and tourist amenities the zone has to offer make it the ideal venue. Also, Clark has a wide array of hotels and resorts to cater to just about every budget, from simple and small single unit hostels to incredibly high-end hotels and leisure establishments that provide full suite and even villas for any number of group accommodations. Golfers, casino lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will also be happy with the array of these facilities that cover the zone.  The close proximity of Angeles city, with all of its casinos, resorts, night life, bars and restaurants and mention additional lodging options, makes for a complete, integrated fun zone for this – the largest of all events in the Philippines.


As this event fills up hotel rooms weeks in advance, interested individuals, tour groups, company groups and learning institutions are encouraged to book their rooms as soon as possible. Contact Clark Subic Marketing for advanced booking, discounted accommodations, event tickets and other special activity tickets for both Clark and Subic during your stay. Please call Landlines: 045-499-1179 or 045-499-0695 or Cell: 0928-504-6769 for the courteous and informative assistance.

17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Schedule of  Events are posted at www.philballoonfest.net


Here's the schedule of activities:

February 9 - Thursday

05.00-05.45 am     Philippine Flag jump
05:50-06:00 am     PAF High Speed Opener and SF260 Fly By
05.45-07.00 am     Hot Air Balloon flight
05.45-07.30 am     RP / Malaysian / Spain/Australia Paragliding Exhibition
07.30-08.30 am     ACFC Ultralight **
08.30-09.00 am     Meynard Halili  Aerobatic Show
09.00-09.30 am     AFP/PNP/Brunei/Malaysia Sky Diving Exhibition
09.30-09:45 am     Radio-controlled model aircraft demonstration
09:45-10:00 am     USAF F16 Flight Demo
10.00-11.30 am     AOPA-P Light aircraft balloon bursting competition
11.30-12.00 nn     KAP / KTP Kite Flying Exhibition
12.00-12.30 pm     Airlink / WCC / Omni /Aviators/ Alpha flyby
12.30-01.00 pm     Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demo
01.00-01.30 pm     Skydiving and Tandem jumping Exhibition
01.30-02.00 pm     Ultralight Flour bombing demonstration
02.00-03.00 pm     AOPA-P Light aircraft balloon bursting competition
03.00-03.30 pm     FEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry Demonstration
04:00-04:30 pm     Philippine Air Force Silent Drill ... Exhibition
03.30-04.00 pm     ACFC Ultralight/Microlight aircraft formation flights
04.30-05.00 pm     Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
05.00-05.30 pm     RP / Malaysian / Spain/Australia Paragliding exhibition
05.30-06.00 pm     Hot Air Balloon Fly-In

February 10 - Friday

05.00-05.45 am     Philippine Flag jump
05.45-07.00 am     Hot Air Balloon Flights
07.00-07.30 am     RP / Malaysian / Spain/Australia Paragliding Exhibition
07.30-08.00 am     ACFC Ultralight **
08:30-09.00 am     Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
09.00-09.30 am     Sky diving exhibition
09.30-10.00 am     Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
10.00-11.00 am     AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
11.00-11.30 am     KAP / KTP Kite flying exhibition
11.30-12.00 nn     WCC/Aviatours/Omni/Aviators/Alpha/Leading Edge/flyby
12.00-01.00 pm     German aerobatic glider flight
01.00-01:30 pm     Skydiving exhibition
01.30-02:00 pm     Jet Turbine Radio-controlled modeller demos
02.00-03.00 am     AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
03.00-03.30 pm     Car Drifting Display
03.30-04.00 pm     FEATI/Philsca Rocketry demonstration
04.00-04.30 pm     ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
04.30-05.00pm      Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
05.00-05.30 pm     RP / Malaysian / Spain/Australia Paragliding Exhibition
05.30-06.00 pm     Hot Air Balloon Fly-In

February 11 - Saturday

05.00-05.45 am     Philippine Flag jump
05.45-07.00 am     Hot Air Balloon Flights
07.00-07.30 am     RP / Malaysian / Spain/Australia Paragliding Exhibition
07.30-08.00 am     ACFC Ultralight **
08.00-08.30 am     Tandem Skydiving exhibition
08.30-09.00 am     Turbine RC flying display
09.00-09.45 am     Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
09.45-10.30 am     Helicopter flight display
10.30-11.00 am     Philippine Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration
11.00-12.00 am     PT13 Stearman /  AOPA-P Flyby
12.00-12.30 pm     WCC / Aviatour / Omni / PPA / CIA / Orient / flyby
12.30-01.00 pm     Radio-Controlled model aircraft demonstration
01.00-01.30 pm     Winch-launched German aerobatic glider flight
01.30-02.00 pm     KAP / KTP Kite Flying Demonstration
02.00-02.45 pm     AOPA-P Light aircraft balloon bursting competition
02.45-03.15 pm     Skydiving Exhibition
03.15-03.45 pm     CIAC Fire-fighting demonstration
03.45-04.30 pm     Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
04.00-04.30 pm     ACFC Ultralight / Microlight aircraft formation flights
04.30-05.00 pm     FEATI/Philsca Rocketry Demonstration
05.00-05.30 pm     RP/Malaysian/Spain/ Australia Paragliding Exhibition
05.30-06.00 pm     Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

February 12 - Sunday

05.20-05.30 am     Philippine Flag jump
05.30-07.00 am     Hot Air Balloon Flight
07.00-07.30 am     RP / Malaysian / Spain/ Australia Paragliding Exhibition
07.30-08.00 am     ACFC Ultralight **
08.00-08.30 am     Tandem Skydiving Exhibition
08.30-09.15 am     Meynard Halili / Aerobatic Show
09.15-10.00 am     Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demo
10.00-11.00 am     Wings Over Asia ***
11.00-12.00 nn     CIAC Fire-Fighting Demonstration
12.00-12.30 nn     Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
12.30-01.00 pm     Car Drifting demonstration
01.00-01.30 pm     PT13/ WCC / Aviatour / Omni / Leading Edge/ Airlink flyby
01.30-02.30 pm     KAP / KTP Flying Exhibition
03:00-03:30 pm     AFP / Civilian Skydiving Exhibition
03.30-04.00 pm     ACFC Ultralight / Microlight aircraft formation flights
04.00-04.15 pm     PT13 Stearman fly by
04.15-05.00 pm     Meynard Halili aerobatic Show
05.00-05.30 pm     RP / Malaysian / Spain/Australian Paragliding Exhibition
05:30-07:30 pm     Hot Air Balloon Night Glow And Fireworks

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