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The Hot Air Balloon Festival at Clarkfield, Pampanga is now in its 17th year. This festival is celebrated annually in Pampanga and was expected to be visited by around 100,000 of tourist coming from different places not just from Philippines but as well around the world. Because of the successful yearly event the festival is estimated to have 20,000 more visitors compare to last year. The event will start on February 9 and will last up to February 12, 2012.


2012 Hot Air Balloon Schedule Activities

Day 1

Hot Air Balloon Flights
Paragliding Exhibition
Ultralight Aircraft Formation Flying
Ultralight Bomb Dropping Audience Participation
Aerobatic Flight Display
Kite Flying Exhibition
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition
Sky Diving Exhibition
RC Demonstration Flying
Sky Diving Exhibition
Rocketry Demonstration
Ultralight Formation Flying
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In

2012 Hot Air Balloon Festival Clark Pampanga

Day 2

Hot Air Balloon Flights
Paragliding Exhibition
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby and Flour Bombing
Aerobic Air Show
RC Helicopter Show
AOPA Aircraft Flyby
AOPA Aircraft Balloon-Bursting Competition
Skydiving Exhibition
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition
Fire Fighting Exhibition
Wings Over Asia Aviators Gathering Seminar
Rocketry Demonstration
Aerobic Flight Display
Hot Air Balloon Flights

Day 3

Hot Air Balloon Flight
Paragliding Exhibition
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby
Krukspec Airsoft Speedball Competition
Aerobic Flight Display
Search and Rescue Flying Exhibition
AOPA-P, Wings Over Asia, Thai Flying Club Flyby
Skydiving Exhibition
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition
Kite Flying Exhibition
Piper Turboprop flyby of Ed/Citation Mustang flyby
Skydiving Exhibition
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition
Aerobic Flight Display
Rocketry Demonstration
Ultralight Flyby
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration
Hot Air Balloon Flight
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

Day 4

Hot Air Balloon Flights
Paragliding Exhibition
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby and Flour Bombing
Krukspec Airsoft Speedball Competition
AOPA-P, Wings Over Asia, Thai Flying Club Flyby
RC Helicopter Show
Helicopter Flying Exhibition
Skydiving Exhibition
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition
Ultralight Flying Display
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Finals
Aerobic Exhibition
Rocketry Demonstration
Microlight and Ultralight Flyby
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
Crew and Awards Night Party

2012 Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Details

Frequently Answered Questions

Q. How to get to Clark Freeport
A. Getting to the Clark Freeport Zone, otherwise known as the Clark Special Economic Zone by car is easy. Simply needs to take the North Luzon Expressway from Manila and exit at Dau, Mabalacat. After your exit, a left turn towards Angeles City, and a little Angeles City/Dau traffic, will bring you to within an easy right turn of the Clark Zone itself. The trip should take about an hour and a half from Manila without heavy traffic.

Aside from Clark Main Gate you could also enter Clark thru SCTEX North, SCTEX South, Friendship Gate and Sapangbato. For further details about the route you could visit http://www.visitclark.com/gettingtoclark.html

Q. Where is the exact event site?
A. Air Force City, Clark Freeport, Angeles City in Pampanga.

Q. How much is the entrance fee?
A. P200 per person which is good for the whole day stay. These tickets are available at the gate or you could purchase them at any SM Ticketnet outlet or at ROX Bonifacio Global City and ROX Marquee Mall.

Q. Can I ride the balloons?
A. Yes, they charge a minimum fee amounting to $200, to ride the balloon. This is on a first-come-first-served basis. Go directly to the Information Booth upon arrival to book yourself a ride.

Q. What hotels are near the venue?
A. The event site is fairly near all the hotels in and around Clark. Please visit our Clark Hotels Web Page for a hotel booking. Book now so you don’t miss-out. There are limited rooms available for this event.

Q. Are we sure to see the balloons everyday?
A. Balloon inflation is very much dependent on wind conditions. Calm winds guarantee great flights. The organizers reserve the right to cancel any activity due to bad wind conditions. For safety reasons, balloonists generally prefer for the the winds to be less than 10 mph and the clouds to be at least 2,000 feet above the ground.

Q. Are refreshments available on the grounds?
A. Yes. Food booths are present near the show line, on the southeast side of the balloon fiesta site. A bazaar is also set up near the entrance gate, and also on the northwest part of the grounds, near the aircraft ramp

Q. Where can I park?
A. Ample parking is available near the entrance gate. Road signs will direct you to the parking lots, where marshals will guide you to a suitable space. A parking fee is charged.

Q. What is a ramp tour?
A. The balloon fiesta offers a ramp tour that allows you to walk around the active flight line and interact with aircraft pilots and ground crew.

Disclaimer:
The information provide on EventChecklist.net is prepared for your convenience and we claim no guarantees as to its accuracy. Please also be reminded that programmed schedules are subject to change without notification.

source:
http://www.clarksubicmarketing.com/news/clark_hot_air_balloon_festival.htm

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