Wednesday, February 20, 2013

18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013

Fun in the Philippines is seen in almost all angles...

Philippine Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr. was of course referring to this coming weekend's much awaited 18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF). February 21 to 24 at the OMNI Aviation Complex, Clark Freeport Zone.

It's going to be a weekend of everything that flies.

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A weekend of everything that flies.

Balloonists, pilots, local and foreign dignitaries were introduced by the secretary in between forkfuls of our divine entrée served in Manila Peninsula Hotel's Garcia-Villa Function Room. His brief talk served as the opening for the jocund press conference, followed by an AVP presentation featuring clips from the past years of the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, then Maestro Ryan Cayabyab's fun introduction of a drum circle from Dumaguete which involved the whole audience playing native Filipino instruments.

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Breitling Jet Team Aerobatic Exhibition

This 2013, PIHABF is bringing world-renowned Breitling Jet Team to the Philippines for the very first time. Breitling Jet Team, the world's largest professional civilian flight team based in France, will show off their precision aerobatic exhibition.

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Maestro Ryan Cayabyab talking about the 2-day all OPM music festival.
 
Aside from the 30+ hot air balloons (expect specially shaped balloons like Humpty Dumpty, Space Shuttle and Tulip), participants will also get a chance to witness paragliding, skydiving, ultralight flights, radio-controlled UFO flyers, the hot air balloon glow and many more! 

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It's more fun in the Philippines!

As for the OPM music festival that will be held on February 22 and 23, top Pinoy OPM icons such as Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Dingdong Avanzado, Jessa Zaragoza, Cookie Chua, Wolfgang, The Dawn, Imago, Kjwan, Spongecola, Joey Ayala, Pepe Smith, Gloc9, Urbandub, Noel Cabangon and Ebe Dancel are among the featured performers.

18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013 Schedule 
(May change without prior notice.) 


First Fiesta Day, THURSDAY, 21 February 2013
5:30-6:15 AMUFO Light Flyers
6:20-6:30 AMPhilippine Flag jump
6:30-8:00 AMHot Air Balloon flight
7:30-8:00 AMRP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding Exhibition
8:00-8:30 AMMeynard Halili  Aerobatic Show
8:30-9:00 AMBreitling Jet Team Aerobatic Exhibition
9:00-9:15 AMRadio-controlled model aircraft demonstration
9:15-9:30 AMPT13 Stearman Air Show
9:30-10:00 AMACFC Ultralight Flights
10:00-10:30 AMPNP Skydiving Exhibition
10:30-11:30 AMAOPA-P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
11:30-12:00 PMBreitling Jet Team Fly-by
12:00-12:30 PMGlider flight
12:30-12:45 PMBanner Towing Demonstration
12:30-1:00 PMKAP / KTP Kite Flying Exhibition
1:00-1:45 PMAirlink / WCC / Omni / Alpha flyby
1:45-2:30 PMAOPA-P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
2:30-2:45 PMFEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry/RC Demonstration
2:45-3:15 PMRadio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demo
3:15-4:00 PMACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
4:00-4:30 PMRP /U.S./ Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding exhibition
4:30-5:00 PMSkydiving and Tandem jumping Exhibition
5:00-5:30 PMMeynard Halili Aerobatic Show
5:30-6:00 PMHot Air Balloon Fly-In

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Second Fiesta Day, FRIDAY, 22 February 2013
5:30-6:15 AMUFO Light Flyers
6:20-6:30 AMPhilippine Flag jump
6:30-8:00 AMHot Air Balloon Flights
7:30-8:00 AMRP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding Exhibition
8:00-8:30 AMMeynard Halili Aerobatic Show
8:30-8:45 AMPT13 Stearman Air Show
8:45-9:30 AMSkydiving Exhibition
9:30-10:30 AMAOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
10:30-11:00 AMACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
11:00-11:30 PMBreitling Jet Team Fly-by
11:00-11:15 AMFEATI / PHILSCA Rocketry / RC Demonstration
11:15-11:45 AMRadio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
11:45-12:15 PMParagliding Tow Exhibition
12:15-12:30 PMBanner Towing Demonstration
12:15-12:30 PMKAP / KTP Kite flying exhibition
12:30-1:15 PMWCC / Omni / Airlink / Alpha / Leading Edge Flyby
1:15-1:45 PMGlider flight
1:45-2:15 PMCar Drifting Display
2:15-2:45 PMRadio-controlled Jet Turbine Model Aircraft Demonstration
2:45-3:15 PMACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
3:15-3:45 PMAOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
3:45-4:15 PMSkydiving exhibition
4:15-4:45 PMMeynard Halili Aerobatic Show
4:45-5:15 PMRP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding
5:30-6:30 PMHot Air Balloon Fly-In
6:30-9:30 PMOPM Concert, Directed by Ryan Cayabyab

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Third Fiesta Day, SATURDAY, 23 February 2013
5:30-6:15 AMUFO Light Flyers
6:20-6:30 AMPhilippine Flag jump
6:30-8:00 AMHot Air Balloon Flights
7:30-8:00 AMRP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding Exhibition
8:00-8:30 AMMeynard Halili Aerobatic Show
8:30-9:00 AMBreitling Jet Team Aerobatic Exhibition
9:00-9:45 AMAOPA-P Light aircraft balloon bursting competition
9:45-10:30 AMTandem Sky diving exhibition
10:30-11:00 AMACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
11:00-11:30 AMTurbine RC flying display
11:30-12:00 PMHelicopter flight display
12:00-12:30 PMPhilippine Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration
12:30-1:00 PMPT13 Stearman / AOPA-P Flyby
1:00-1:30 PMWCC / Omni / PPA / CIA / Orient / Airlink Flyby
1:30-2:00 PMWinch-launched Glider flight
2:00-2:15 PMBanner Towing Demonstrator
2:00-2:30 PMKAP / KTP Kite Flying Demonstration
2:30-3:00 PMParagliding Tow Exhibition
3:00-3:30 PMRadio-controlled Jet Turbine Model Aircraft Demonstration
3:30-4:00 PMACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
4:00-4:30 PMMeynard Halili Aerobatic Show
4:30-5:00 PMSkydiving Exhibition
5:00-5:30 PMRP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding Exhibition
5:30-6:00 PMHot Air Balloon Night Glow
6:30-9:30 PMOPM Concert, Directed by Ryan Cayabyab

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Fourth Fiesta Day, SUNDAY, 24 February 2013
5:30-6:15 AMUFO Light Flyers
6:20-6:30 AMPhilippine Flag jump
6:30-8:00 AMHot Air Balloon Flights
7:30-8:00 AMRP / Malaysia / Spain/ Australia Paragliding Exhibition
8:00-8:30 AMMeynard Halili Aerobatic Show
8:30-9:00 AMBreitling Jet Team Aerobatic Exhibition
9:00-9:45 AMAOPA – P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
9:45-10:30 AMTandem Skydiving Exhibition
10:30-11:00 AMRadio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
11:00-11:30 AMACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
11:30-12:00 PMCoast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demo
12:00-12:30 PMRadio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
12:30-1:00 PMGlider flight
1:00-1:30 PMCar Drifting demonstration
1:30-2:00 PMPT13/ WCC / Airlink / Omni / Leading Edge Flyby
2:00-2:15 PMBanner Towing
2:00-2:30 PMKAP / KTP Flying Exhibition
2:30-2:45 PMFEATI/PHILSCA Rocketry/RC Demonstration
2:45-3:15 PMACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
3:15-3:30 PMPT13 Stearman fly by
3:30-4:00 PMSkydiving Exhibition
4:00-4:30 PMMeynard Halili Aerobatic Show
4:30-5:30 PMRP / Malaysia / Spain/Australian Paragliding Exhibition
5:30-6:00 PMHot Air Balloon Night Glow
7:00 PMFireworks

Tickets are available at the gate during the event. Price is P250 per head. Also available at SM Ticketnet outlets.

The 2013 PIHABF will be held at OMNI Aviation Complex, Clark Freeport Zone. It is presented in partnership with the Clark Development Corporation (CDC), the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT).


Note: All photos without watermark are provided by the PIHABF

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8 comments:

Ephraim Arriesgado said...
February 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM

This Hot Air Balloon Festival starts today, and how I wish I can see all these things that fly! :)

Aicy Eltagonde said...
February 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM

ang garbo pala nitong hot air balloon festival noh. this is one of my bucket list.

Marco said...
February 23, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I will include this sa 2014 gala ko. :D

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Jessica Parker said...
February 24, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Seems to be a great Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Hoping to be a part of this great event. Resort Rentals

Sheena Pena said...
February 25, 2013 at 8:28 PM

We went there yesterday and it was as awesome as I imagined it to be! Too bad it rained during the earlier dates.

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Gay Emami said...
February 25, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Glad to hear you had an awesome time!

Elal Jane Lasola said...
March 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Was not able to attend this year. Too bad. Looking forward to shoot at night, last year was just to windy for that. :)

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