Feb 19, 2013

The 18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We already purchased our entrance tickets to the forthcoming 18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and SM Ticketnet sells it at 270 pesos per pax, that is 20 pesos higher than the rate offered at the entrance. Well, we wanted to avoid queuing the long lines that await those whose going to purchase it on site. Anyway it will be my first time and we plan to be there as soon as the event starts at 5 am on Feb 23, Saturday.
























The event details are as follow:

18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (2013)

Venue: Omni Aviation Complex, Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga, Philippines
Date/ Time: February 21-24, 2013/ Thursday-Sunday
Ticket Price: Php 250

Philippines Hot Air Balloon Festival 2013 Schedule:

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


Map of the Venue :




How to get there:

By Car

OPTION 1: NLEX DAU EXIT
Take the North Luzon Expressway and exit at Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga.
Make a left turn after the exit off-ramp, heading towards Angeles City
Take another left at the t-intersection past the bus terminals
Follow MacArthur Highway southbound, then make a right to enter Clark Special Economic zone. This is right after the entrance to SM City Clark.
Enter thru the main gate and follow M.A. Roxas highway until you see directions into the fiesta grounds on your right.

OPTION 2: SCTEX
Take the North Luzon Expressway and continue into the SCTEX.
Take the southbound SCTEX lane toward Subic/Olongapo
Use the next exit, "Clark South Exit"
Follow the signs right after the toll booth
The fiesta grounds will be on your right.

By Bus

OPTION 1
Victory Liner or 5 Star (terminals located in Pasay and Cubao)
Take a north bound bus to Dau.
There are jeepneys and tricycles readily available by the highway that will bring you to Clark Main gate
At the Clark main gate, you can choose to ride another jeepney or a taxi going to the event site
OPTION 2
Philtranco (bus stop at the back of SM Megamall and terminal in Pasay)
Philtranco has a direct bus trip to Clark/DMIA. See their website for their bus schedule
By Air

There are 5 airline companies offering plane rides going to Clark

Air Asia
Asiana
Cebu Pacific
Seair
Tiger airways
Check their websites to find out more about their flight schedule and route.

Visitors will witness balloon flights, aeromodelling demonstrations, ultralights, and fixed-wing aircraft competitions.

Everyone will also enjoy the actions of paraglider pilots and skydivers float thru the air.  

Tickets are available thru SM Ticketnet outlets or at the gate during the event

For more information on  Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, you may visit its website www.philbaloonfest.net or you may call 833-3264 or 384-0085 for ticket inquiries.

Source: http://www.philballoonfest.net

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