Clark Philippines International Hot Air Balloon Festival All Set

Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival

Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival

In contrast to previous years where I leave Manila very early in the morning to catch the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark-Pampanga on the first day, I’m checking in at Metro Clark Hotel a day earlier (this afternoon).

Moreover, I will be with my ex-girlfriend and wife Marjorie. :P

PIHABF 2013

PIHABF 2013

This year’s PIHAB starts tomorrow February 21, 2013 and will run until the weekend or February 24  at the Clark Freeport Zone as hosted by the Omni Aviation Complex.

SM City Clark and Hot Air Balloon Activities

SM City Clark and Hot Air Balloon Activities

If you have just decided to go to the 18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fest as you are reading this blog, then you really have to be there early since the tickets on sale are already sold out. Those still interested can only buy at the gates on the day itself.

The tickets used to sell at P250 (~US$8.5) through SM Ticketnet outlets. For ticket inquiries, you may try to call 833-3264 or 384-0085.

Important Links:

  • Check out the schedule of activities here.
  • Hot Air Balloon website.

Other activities you should also watch out for include ballooning, Breitling Jet Team activities, aeromodelling, kite flying, aircraft precision competitions, paragliding, skydiving, ultralights, rescue demonstrations and fixed-wing aircraft competitions.

In between these activities, if you want to find some time to relax or cool off from the hot day, there’s always SM City Clark or SM City Pampanga.

18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Clark Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Map

Clark Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Map

Parking and Traffic Flow

Parking and Traffic Flow

*Map and Parking/Traffic flow from PIHABF website

Furthermore, this year, we’ll try riding a hot air balloon, something we’ve been trying every year but failed. I’ve a got a strong feeling it will come into completion this time. See you at the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta! :)

 

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