i want HOT AIR BALLOON for my birthday this 2012


Hahaha, I am not sure if you could still remember my blog post about going to the Hot Air Balloon Festival at Clark Air Field in Pampanga last year (link) - that I seriously wanted to be there but I could not join my fellow club members at MDPC (Marikina Digital Photographers Club) anymore since they went there on a Sunday, instead of Saturday as per original schedule.

16th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (2011)/ image source: philballoonfest

And this 2012, sumakto na naman ang schedule ng hot air balloon festival sa araw ng birthday ko!

Just this afternoon, my friend Aiee asked me if I’m interested to go. I almost forgot about it, she gave me an ad via Sulit regarding tour packages. I am excited! Kahit di ako sigurado kung pwede ako kasi it’s our church’s anniversary month on February and we’ll be so busy on all weekends. Hmm... Abangan na lang ang susunod na kabanata! Basta, I dream to take pictures of these big hot air balloons!

Anyway, here’s some interesting photos of hot air balloons via Etsy and the 2012 Event Calendar for the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF).

Entrance fee: 200 Pesos only
Fiesta Days: February 9-12, 2012 (Thursday-Sunday)

February 9
THURS
FIRST FIESTA DAY
Opening Ceremony Hot Air Balloon Flight5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition7:00-7:30AM
Ultra-Light Aircraft Formation Flying7:40-8:30AM
Ultra-Light Bomb Dropping Audience Participation8:30-9:30PM
Skydiving Exhibition9:30-10:00AM
Kite Flying Exhibition10:00-11:00AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition11:00AM-1:30PM
Sky Diving Exhibition1:30-2:00PM
Aviation Flying School Fly By2:00-2:45PM
RC Demonstration Flying3:45-4:30PM
Paragliding Accuracy Flying4:30-5:00PM
Ultralight Formation Flying5:00-5:20PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In                           5:20-6:00PM
February 10 FRISECOND FIESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flight5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition7:00-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby7:40-8:30AM
Aerobatic Flight Display8:30-9:30AM
RC Helicopter Show9:30-9:50AM
Fire Fighting Exhibition9:50-10:20AM
Radio Control Aircraft Flying10:20-11:00AM
Skydiving Exhibition             11:00-11:30AM
Ultralight Airplane Bomb Dropping11:30AM-12:30PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition12:30-1:30PM
AOPA-P Aircraft Flyby1:30-2:30PM
AOPA Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition2:15-3:15PM
Aerobatic Show3:15-4:00PM
Airplane Banner Towing Demonstration4:00-4:30PM
Paragliding Accuracy Flying4:30-5:15PM
Hot Air Balloon Flights5:30-6:00PM
Aviators Ball7:00 PM
February 11 SATTHIRD FIESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flight5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Flag Flying7:00-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby7:40-8:30AM
Aerobatic Flight Display8:30-9:30AM
Search And Rescue Flying Exhibition9:30-10:00AM
Helicopter Maneuverability Flight Display10:00-10:30AM
Sky Diving Exhibition10:30-11:00AM
Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition11:00AM-12:30PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition12:30-1:30PM
Ultralight Flying Display1:30-2:30PM
Flying School’s Fly By2:30-3:15PM
Skydiving Exhibition             3:15-3:45PM
Aerobatic display3:45-4:30PM
Paragliding exhibition4:30-5:00PM
Ultralight Fly By5:00-5:30PM
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration5:30-5:45PM
Hot Air Balloon Flight5:45-6:15PM
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow6:45-7:30PM
February 12 SUNLAST FIESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flight5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Flag Flying7:00-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby7:30-8:30AM
Flying school fly by8:30-9:30AM
RC Helicopter Show9:30-10:00AM
Helicopter Flying Exhibition10:00-10:30AM
Sky Diving Exhibition10:30-11:00AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition11:00AM-12:30PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition12:30-1:30PM
Ultralight Flying Display1:30-2:30PM
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration2:30-3:00PM
Aerobatic Exhibition3:00-4:00PM
Paragliding Accuracy Flying4:00-4:45PM
Search and Rescue Exhibition4:45-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon night glow5:30-6:45PM
Crew and Awards Night Party7:30PM

source: http://www.philballoonfest.net/calendar.html          Fiesta guide: FAQs


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