Dubbed as a weekend of everything that flies, the 20th International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) will be held at the Clark Airfield in Angeles City, Pampanga on Valentine’s weekend (February 11-14, 2016).
Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016
Witness of the spectacular show of colorful hot air balloons and everything that flies, here are the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 Official Schedule of Activities:

February 11, 2016 (Thursday)

05:30-06:15 AM RC UFO Flying
06:20-06:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
06:35-06:40 AM PAF S211 Highspeed Opener
06:40-07:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon flight
07:30-08:00 AM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
08:00-08:30 AM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
08:30-09:15 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
08:30-09:15 AM Car Drifting with Flour Bombing
09:15-09:30 AM PAF FA50 Fighter Jet Flyby
09:30-09:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
09:45-10:00 AM Mike Schemm PT13 Stearman Aerobatic Maneuvers
10:00-10:15 AM British Sky Diving Exhibition
10:15-11:00 AM Aircraft Radio Control Aerobatics show
11:00-12:00 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
12:00-12:15 PM British Skydiving Exhibition
12:15-01:15 PM Flight Schools Fly By
01:15-01:45 PM KAP/ KTP Kite Flying Exhibition
01:45-02:15 PM Car Drifting Display
02:15-03:15 PM Aircraft Radio Control Aerobatics show
03:15-04:15 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
03:15-04:15 PM Car Drifting Display
04:15-04:30 PM Helicopter Flight Display
04:30-04:45 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
04:45-05:00 PM British Skydiving Exhibition
05:00-05:20 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
05:20-05:45 PM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
05:45-06:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In

February 12, 2016 (Friday)

05:30-06:15 AM RC UFO Flying
06:20-06:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
06:35-06:40 AM PAF S211 Highspeed Opener
06:40-07:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flight
07:15-07:40 AM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
07:40-08:00 AM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
08:00-08:15 AM PAF FA50 Fighter Jet Flyby
08:15-08:30 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
08:30-08:45 AM Mike Schemm PT13 Stearman Aerobatic Maneuvers
08:45-09:00 AM British Sky Diving Exhibition
09:00-10:00 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
09:30-10:00 AM Car Drifting With Flour Bombing
10:00-11:00 AM Aircraft Radio Control Aerobatic Show
11:00-12:00 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
12:00-12:30 PM Car Drifting Display
12:30-01:00 PM KAP / KTP Kite Flying Exhibition
01:00-01:30 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider Flight
01:30-02:00 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
02:00-03:00 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
03:00-03:15 PM British Skydiving Exhibition
03:15-03:30 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
03:30-04:45 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flight
04:45-05:00 PM Helicopter Flight Display
05:00-05:30 PM Radio-controlled Jet Turbine Model Aircraft Demonstration
05:30-06:00 PM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
6:00- 6:30 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In

February 13, 2016 (Saturday)

05:30-06:15 AM RC UFO Flying
06:20-06:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
06:35-06:40 AM PAF S211 Highspeed Opener
06:40-07:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flights
07:30-07:45 AM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
07:45-08:15 AM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
08:15-09:15 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
09:15-09:30 AM PAF FA50 Fighter Jet Flyby
09:30–09:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
09:45-10:00 AM British Sky Diving Exhibition
10:00-11:00 AM Aircraft Radio Control Aerobatics Show
10:15-10:45 AM Car Drifting with Flour Bombing
11:00-11:30 AM Helicopter flight display
11:30-12:00 PM Philippine Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration
12:00-12:30 PM KAP / KTP Kite Flying Demonstration
12:30-01:00 PM Flight Schools Flyby
01:00-01:30 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider flight
01:30-02:00 PM Private Aircraft Flyby
02:00-03:00 PM Radio-controlled Jet Turbine Model Aircraft Demonstration
03:00-03:30 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
03:30-04:15 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
04:15-04:30 PM Mike Schemm PT13 Stearman Fly By and Aerobatic Maneuvers
04:30-04:45 PM British Sky Diving Exhibition
04:45-05:00 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
05:00-05:30 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
05:30-05:50 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
05:50-06:15 PM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
06:00-09:00 PM ABS-CBN Jeepney TV Valentines Show
07:30-08:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

February 14, 2016 (Sunday)

05:30-06:15 AM RC UFO Flying
06:20-06:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
06:35-06:40 AM PAF S211 Highspeed Opener
06:40-07:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flights
07:20-07:40 AM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
07:40-08:00 AM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
08:00-08:15 AM PAF FA50 Fighter Jet Flyby
08:15-09:00 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
08:15-08:45 AM Car Drifting with Flour Bombing
09:00-09:15 AM Mike Schemm PT13 Stearman Aerobatic Show
09:15-09:30 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
09:30-09:45 AM British Skydiving Exhibition
09:45-10:15 AM Philippine Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demo
10:15-11:15 AM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
11:15-12:00 PM Car Drifting Demonstration
12:00-12:30 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider Flight
12:30-01:30 PM Flight Schools Flyby
01:30-02:00 PM KAP / KTP Flying Exhibition
02:00-02:45 PM Aircraft Remote Control Aerobatics show
02:45-03:00 PM British Sky Diving Exhibition
03:00-03:15 PM Helicopter Display Show
03:15-03:30 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
03:30-04:00 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
04:00-04:30 PM Radio-controlled Jet Turbine Model Aircraft Exhibition
04:30-05:15 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
05:15-05:45 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
05:45-06:00 PM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
05:45-07:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
07:00-07:30 PM Fireworks
07:30 PM Crew and Awards Night Party

Note: Schedule may change without prior notice, as flying activities are dependent on wind conditions. Save the dates of the festival and plan your trip ahead!

Ticket Prices for the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016
  • General Admission – PhP 350
  • VIP Passes – PhP 6,000
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides – US$ 350
  • Tandem Skydiving – US$ 400
  • Airplane Discovery Flights – US$ 120
  • Tandem Paragliding – US$ 150

You can purchase tickets at the gate during the event itself. You can also purchase tickets online via www.philballoonfest.net or at their offices at Air Ads Hangar, Andrews Avenue, Pasay City (Tel. 851-2450 | Office hours: 9am- 4pm). Tickets are also available at TicketNet Online and selected TicketNet outlets. More info here: www.philballoonfest.net/entrance-tickets/

General admission ticket price is valid for 1 day. The entrance fee per person allows you to stay in the event site for the whole day. Children below the height of 3 feet can enter for free. Standard ticket price applies for children above the height of 3 feet. Senior citizens are entitled to a 20% discount by presenting the proper ID. Tickets have to be purchased at the gate for verification of senior citizen’s ID.

How to Get to Clark (Pampanga) from Manila?
  1. Via Public Transportation
    Take a north-bound bus, bus terminals are located in Pasay, Cubao, Manila & Caloocan, Baguio bound buses normally leaves every hour. You need to get-off at Dau Terminal in Pampanga, fare is around P200.00. From Dau Terminal walk towards McArthur Hi-way and take a jeepney ride to Clark gate. Near the Clark main gate, take another jeepney ride and inform the driver that you are going to the Balloon Fiesta.
  2. Via Private Car
    Clark, Pampanga via private car is about 1-1.5 hours from Metro Manila. Take the North Luzon Expressway from Manila and exit at Dau, Mabalacat Pampanga. After your exit, take a left turn towards Angeles City, then take a right turn to Clark Zone.

    Clark may also be reached via the new Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). From the North Luzon Expressway, continue the drive leading to the SCTEX exit. You may use either the Clark North Interchange (Panday Pira access road near Nayong Pilipino) or Clark South Interchange (near Yokohama and Clark Main Gate) to enter Clark.

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