Twenty-eight colorful hot air balloons kicked off the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta on a Thursday morning February 11 at the Philippine Airforce Grounds in Clark Freeport Zone.
This longest-running sports and aviation festivity gathers both local and foreign aviators, with most of the pilots this year hailing from Germany, France, the United States, and other parts of Europe and Asia.
Organized by Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Foundation, Inc. The event also showcases impressive stunts and exhibitions from different aviation disciplines, including aerobatics by Rolf Dunder, skydiving, paragliding, remote control aircraft, and kite flying. Hot Air balloons from the Philippines and other countries will fly high in the early morning, and illuminate the evenings.
Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President and CEO Atty Arthur Tugade said the event helps boost tourism in Pampanga, as attendees may also visit different hotels, golf courses, resorts, wellness centers, and a museum inside Clark Freeport Zone.
Tugade said they are expecting a hundred thousand tourists during the 4 day event, in which the last day timely fell under Valentine’s Day, February 14.
Families enjoyed their super fun weekend of everything that flies!