Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013

Mark your calendars, book your flights and reserve your hotel rooms early. The Philippine International hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013 (PIHABF 2013) is set to unfold this coming February!

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Every year scores of Hot Air Balloon enthusiasts from all over the globe come to Clark Pampanga for a “weekend that everything Flies”. They would get up early in the morning to fly their colorful balloons to the delight of the spectators.

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Aside from the colorful and sometimes, crazy-designed hot air balloons, other events are also lined up during the 4-day spectacle like light aircraft flying demo, sky jumping, remote controlled planes flying demo and a whole lot more.

Entrance fee for this year’s event is PHP250.

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the 2013 edition of the Clark hot Air Balloon festival is slated February 21-24 2013.

21 February 2013 – First Fiesta Day

5:30-6:15 AM Lighted RC Aircraft Flights
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
9:15-9:45 AM PT13 Stearman
9:45-10:30 AM PNP Sky Diving 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
12:30-1:00 PM KAP / KTP Kite Flying Exhibition
1:00-1:45 PM Airlink / WCC / Omni / Airlink / 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./ Malaysian / 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, RC Nightflyers

22 February 2013 – Second Fiesta Day

5:30-6:15 AM Lighted RC Aircraft Flights
6:20-6:30 AM Philippine Flag jump
6:30-8:00 AM Hot Air Balloon Flights
7:30-8:00 AM RP / Malaysian / Spain / Australia Paragliding Exhibition
8:00-8:30 AM Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
8:30-8:45 AM PT13 Stearman
8:45-9:30 AM Sky diving 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
11:00-11:15 AM FEATI / PHILSCA Rocketry / RC Demonstration
11:15-11:45 AM Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
11:45-12:15 PM Para-Gliding Tow Exhibition
12:15-12:30 PM Banner Towing
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 Sky diving exhibition
4:15-4:45 PM Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
4:45-5:15 PM RP / Malaysia / Spain / Australia Paragliding/Towing Exhibition 
5:30-6:30 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In, RC Nightflyers
6:30-9:30 PM OPM Concert, Directed by Ryan Cayabyab

23 February 2013 – Third Fiesta Day

5:30-6:15 AM Lighted RC Aircraft Flights
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
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, RC Nightflyers
6:30-9:30 PM OPM Concert, Directed by Ryan Cayabyab

24 February 2013 – Fourth Fiesta Day

5:30-6:15 AM Lighted RC Aircraft Flights
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
9:00-9:45 AM Wings Over Asia / 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/ Airlink 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 Sky diving exhibition
4:00-4:30 PM Meynard Halili aerobatic Show
4:30-5:30 PM RP / Malaysian / Spain/Australian Paragliding Exhibition
5:30-6:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow, RC Nightflyers, Fireworks

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HOW TO GO TO CLARK: From Metro Manila, there are several bus companies that make a stop in Dau, Mabalacat Pampanga. Among them is victory Liner.

the bus line travels on a regular schedule to Baguio and other Northern destinations. Take a bus bound for Baguio or Dagupan. Just to make sure, ask the bus driver if he will make a stop at Dau Bus Terminal.

From Dau Bus Terminal, ride a jeepney or tricycle that will drop you off at the Clark Gate. From the Clark Gate take a jeepney that’s bound for diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA). Just tell the driver that you are going to the Hot Air Balloon Venue.

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Comments (2)

 

  1. I am hoping I could catch next year’s HAB Fiesta! Di pa kasi sure mga future plans ko coz of my work. Haay

  2. Joshua says:

    Sayang! I missed this! Di bale next time puntahan ko talaga to!

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