Up, Up and Away: Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Brace yourselves. The feast is coming to town.

Unlike ordinary festivities, this event shall bring merriment not only on land but aphilballoonfestlso at the skies. Why? Because it’s the 14th Philippine International Hot Air Festival.

This four-day event will begin on Feb. 12 (Thurs.) and will end on Feb. 15 (Sun.), 2009. Like the previous festivals, it will still take place on the grounds and skies of Subic Clark, Pampanga.

What’s to expect? Well, there are lots of activities like the Hot Air Balloon Flight, Paragliding Exhibition, Skydiving Exhibition, Aerobatic Show and a lot more. Plus, a 2009 Aviation Awards shall  be launched to recognize excellent people who made great contribitions to the aerospace industry.

Below is the schedule of events for the festival:

February 12
THURS
 FIRST FIESTA DAY
 Hot Air Balloon flight 5:30-7:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony — Phil Army Flag Jump/Phil Marine Drum & Bugle Exhibition 6:00 a.m.
Start of “Art in the Sky” Kite Painting Exhibition by OWG, NCCA and AAP 7:00 a.m.
Paragliding Exhibition 7:00-7:30 a.m.
Ultralight Aircraft Formation Flying 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Angeles City Flying Club Ultra-Light Fly By and audience participation w/ bomb dropping 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Skydiving Exhibition 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Kite Flying Exhibition 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00-1:30 p.m.
Sky Diving Exhibition 1:30-2:00 p.m.
PHILSCA Rocket Demonstration 2:00-2:45 p.m.
RC Demonstration Flying 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Citation Mustang Jet Fly By 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Ultralight Formation Flying 5:00-5:20 p.m.
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In 5:20-6:00 p.m.
February 13
FRI
                
SECOND FESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30-7:00 a.m.
Flag Jump 6:00-6:30 a.m.
Paragliding Exhibition 7:00-7:30 a.m.
Angeles City Flying Club Ultralight Aircraft Flyby 7:40-8:30 a.m.
Aerobatic Flight Display 8:30-9:30 a.m.
PHILSCA Rocket Demonstration 9:30-9:50 a.m.
CIAC Fire Fighting Exhibition 9:50-10:20 a.m.
Flying School Flyby 10:20-11:00 a.m.
Skydiving Exibition 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Angeles City Flying Club Ultralight Bomb Dropping 11:30AM-12:30 p.m.
Kite Team Philippines Choreographed Kite Flying 12:30-1:30 p.m.
AOPA Aircraft Flyby 1:30-2:30PM
Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition 2:15-3:15 p.m.
Aerobatic Show 3:15-4:00 p.m.
RC Helicopter/Airplane Demonstration 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Paragliding Exhibition 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Hot Air Balloon Flights 5:30-6:00 p.m.
February 14
SAT
THIRD FESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30-7:00 a.m.
Flag Jump 6:00-6:30 a.m.
Paragliding Exhibition 7:00-7:30 a.m.
Angeles City Flying Club Ultralight Aircraft Flyby 7:40-8:30 a.m.
Aerobatic Flight Display 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Sky Diving show 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Phil Coast Guard Search And Rescue Demo 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Ateneo Rocketry DEmo 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00AM-12:30 p.m.
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Ultralight Flying Display 1:30-2:30 p.m.
RC Aircraft Demo 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Skydiving Exhibition 3:15-3:40 p.m.
Aerobatic Display 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Ultralight Bomb drop / Car Drifting show 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Ultralight Fly By 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Paragliding Demo 5:30-5:45 p.m.
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:45-6:15 p.m.
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Giant Lantern / Higantes of Angono Parade 7:30 p.m.
February 15
SUN
LAST FIESTA DAY
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30-7:00 a.m.
Flag Jump 6:00-6:30 a.m.
Paragliding Exhibition 7:00-7:30 a.m.
Angeles City Flying Club Ultralight Aircraft Flyby 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Fascination Sport Aircraft Demo 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Cirrus SR22 Aircraft Demo 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Ateneo Rocketry Demonstration 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Helicopter Flying Exhibition 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Skydiving Exhibition 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition 11:00-12:30 a.m.
KiteTeam Phil Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Angeles City Flying Club Ultralight Flying Display 1:30-2:30 p.m.
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration 2:30-3:00 p.m
Aerobatic Exhibition 3:00-4:00 p.m.
RC Airplane Flying 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Search and Rescue Exhibition 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Hot Air Balloon Flight 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Crew and Awards Night Party 7:30 p.m.

 

Mark your calendars now. This is a great opportunity not only for hot air balloon enthusiasts but also for photographers who would love to take some shots.😉

(Source: http://www.philballoonfest.net)

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