We are off to to the 16th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. It’s the biggest Aviation Show in Asia. I’m really excited since this is the first time that I’m going to this grand event. This event actually run from last Thursday, February 10. We’ll be staying overnight in Clark to witness the Flight of the Hot Air Balloons tomorrow morning.

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

16th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The program of events are seen in this link. We plan to catch the fourth day of the event:

FOURTH FIESTA DAY (February 13, 2011; Sunday)
Philippine Army Flag Jump: 5:20-5:30AM
Hot Air Balloon Flights: 5:30-7:00AM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition: 7:00-7:30AM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights & Flour Bombing: 7:30-8:00AM
Civilian Skydiving Exhibition: 8:00-8:30AM
Meynard Halili/Bill Wright Aerobatic Show: 8:30-9:15AM
Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demonstration: 9:15-10:00AM
Wings Over Asia / AOPA- P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition: 10:00-11:00AM
CIAC Fire-fighting Demonstration: 11:00-12:00NN
Radio-controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration: 12:00-12:30PM
Car Drifting Demonstration: 12:30-1:00PM
WCC/Aviatour/Omni/PPA/Orient flyby: 1:00-1:30PM
KAP/KTP Kite Flying Exhibition: 1:30-2:30PM
AFP / Civilian Sky Diving Exhibition: 3:00-3:30PM
ACFC Ultralight/Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights: 3:30-4:00PM
CareJet Westwind Fly-By: 4:00-4:15PM
Meynard Halili / Bill Wright Aerobatic Show: 4:15-5:00PM
RP/Malaysian/UK Paragliding Exhibition: 5:00-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Valentines Night Glow: 5:30-7:30PM

Here are some facts and tip on riding on hot air balloons: Ballooning

Our friend, Azrael, came up with some tips on what to prepare for, what to expect, etc. Here is his article: Azrael’s Merryland

For more information about the event, you can check out these sites:

See you there, guys!

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