The Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival 2012 in Clark, Pampanga – Schedule of Activities

Now on it’s 17th year, The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012 will once again attract a lot of tourists to visit Clark, Pampanga and celebrate this colorful festival that will surely fuel our desire to go ‘up in the air’. It is also a way of showing appreciation to our kababayans and other friends who are into the aviation industry.

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Two years ago, I participated at the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival for the first time with good friends. Although we were sleepless and tired, I can say that the experience is truly memorable. I might just go after my trip elsewhere!

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The highlight is from February 9-12, 2012. Some of the activities and attractions included are: Ballooning, Aeromodelling, Flightline Tours, Kite Flying, Light Aircraft, Paragliding, Skydiving, Ultralights and Airsoft Speedball.

Here’s the complete Schedule of Activities:

February 9THURS FIRST FIESTA DAY
Opening Ceremony Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition 7:00-7:30AM
Ultra-Light Aircraft Formation Flying 7:40-8:30AM
Ultra-Light Bomb Dropping Audience Participation 8:30-9:30PM
Skydiving Exhibition 9:30-10:00AM
Kite Flying Exhibition 10:00-11:00AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00AM-1:30PM
Sky Diving Exhibition 1:30-2:00PM
Aviation Flying School Fly By 2:00-2:45PM
RC Demonstration Flying 3:45-4:30PM
Paragliding Accuracy Flying 4:30-5:00PM
Ultralight Formation Flying 5:00-5:20PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In 5:20-6:00PM
February 10 FRI SECOND FIESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition 7:00-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby 7:40-8:30AM
Aerobatic Flight Display 8:30-9:30AM
RC Helicopter Show 9:30-9:50AM
Fire Fighting Exhibition 9:50-10:20AM
Radio Control Aircraft Flying 10:20-11:00AM
Skydiving Exhibition 11:00-11:30AM
Ultralight Airplane Bomb Dropping 11:30AM-12:30PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 12:30-1:30PM
AOPA-P Aircraft Flyby 1:30-2:30PM
AOPA Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:15-3:15PM
Aerobatic Show 3:15-4:00PM
Airplane Banner Towing Demonstration 4:00-4:30PM
Paragliding Accuracy Flying 4:30-5:15PM
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-6:00PM
Aviators Ball 7:00 PM
February 11 SAT THIRD FIESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Flag Flying 7:00-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby 7:40-8:30AM
Aerobatic Flight Display 8:30-9:30AM
Search And Rescue Flying Exhibition 9:30-10:00AM
Helicopter Maneuverability Flight Display 10:00-10:30AM
Sky Diving Exhibition 10:30-11:00AM
Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00AM-12:30PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 12:30-1:30PM
Ultralight Flying Display 1:30-2:30PM
Flying School’s Fly By 2:30-3:15PM
Skydiving Exhibition 3:15-3:45PM
Aerobatic display 3:45-4:30PM
Paragliding exhibition 4:30-5:00PM
Ultralight Fly By 5:00-5:30PM
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration 5:30-5:45PM
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:45-6:15PM
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow 6:45-7:30PM
February 12 SUN LAST FIESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Flag Flying 7:00-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby 7:30-8:30AM
Flying school fly by 8:30-9:30AM
RC Helicopter Show 9:30-10:00AM
Helicopter Flying Exhibition 10:00-10:30AM
Sky Diving Exhibition 10:30-11:00AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00AM-12:30PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 12:30-1:30PM
Ultralight Flying Display 1:30-2:30PM
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration 2:30-3:00PM
Aerobatic Exhibition 3:00-4:00PM
Paragliding Accuracy Flying 4:00-4:45PM
Search and Rescue Exhibition 4:45-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon night glow 5:30-6:45PM
Crew and Awards Night Party 7:30PM

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The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.  - Richard Branson

For more information, just visit the official event website at http://www.philballoonfest.net/

7 Comments

  1. killrfillr said:

    Ang saya sana nito..di lang talaga tumutugma ang date ng Hot Air Balloon festival sa schedule ko..hay.:/

    January 17, 2012
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  2. Mitch said:

    Really wish to experience that up up in the air!

    January 17, 2012
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  3. Sammy Nams said:

    My wife and I are attending this year… She’s always wanted to ride a hot air balloon… Is it difficult to get a Hot Air Balloon ride on Sunday? I heard it was first come first serve. Also, the website says it’s $200 per person for a balloon ride. Does that mean 200 USD?? Sorry, for all the questions… the festival website looks nice, but failed to provide me with answers.

    January 18, 2012
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  4. How fun! I have never seen a hot air balloon, nonetheless a festival for it.

    January 20, 2012
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  5. Asiong32 said:

    i was here last year and im gonna be here again this year! hope to see you there!

    hi, gaya mo sa dagupan din ako pinanganak at nag aral. hope to meet you soon! u

    January 23, 2012
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  6. thanks for posting the schedule! finally, i’m reminded of this year’s hot air balloon… gotta make plans so my son and i can watch their launch early in the morning 🙂

    January 24, 2012
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