Monday, March 11, 2013

The 18th Philippines International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Hot Air Balloon Festival ay isa sa mga pinaabangan festival sa Pampanga, Bakit? Dahil ang Hot Air Balloon Festival ay ang nag-iisang air festival sa Pilipinas.

Paano nga ba nakonsepto o nagsimula ang Hot Air Balloon Festival?

According to the organizer, "The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is an annual event that occurs between January and February at the Omni Aviation Complex in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. It features multicolored hot air balloons with more than a hundred balloon pilots from around the world. This three to four day hot air balloon event is the biggest aviation sports event in the Philippines.

The festival also features a number of events in skydiving, flag jumps, micro light and rocketry demonstrations, small plane fly-bys and fly-ins, remote-control airplane and helicopter flying exhibitions, freestyle aerobatics, precision maneuvers, light airplane balloon bursting, ultra-light flying formation and bomb dropping, kite-making and choreographed kite-flying, hi-start launch gliding, pylon racing, banner towing, aero-modeling symposium and races between ultra lights and motorcycles.An estimated 60,000 visitors locally and from around the world come in to see this event."

Currently, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival continues to be a popular international sports aviation event. The 2006 festival featured 30 multicolored hot air balloons and more than a hundred balloon pilots from Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. It also drew an approximated 60,000 visitors to the event.

Narito ang ilan sa mga kuhang larawan sa nakaraang The 18th Philippines International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.

Thanks to Joyrosalfe Pajarillo Nicha for this pictures.

Joyrosalfe Pajarillo Nicha is a member of Powerhouse G5, contributor of Axl Powerhouse Group, member of Heritage Conservation Society - Youth.


  1. Sayang di ko yan inaabot kasi di ako nagbabakasyon ng february huhuhu

  2. di pa ko nakakita ng hot air balloon in real life hahaha
    gaganda ahh pero sana my iba pang clase haha
    nice shots axl!

  3. Sayayng I was in Baguio during this time.. Nagpapalamig! hahaha..ang init daw jan the the editing works

  4. Cute ng tulips na hotair balloon :D

  5. literal na tumulo ang laway ko sa mga pics axl. hehehe

    hong gondo :)