Rumors has it that the 21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will going to be the last. It’s basically weird if it’s true for the organizers to suddenly stop this annual festival when it is one of the most awaited happenings in Clark, Pampanga every year. If you ask us, we don’t believe that it’s going to be the last. From what we understand, they’re just relocating the venue where the fly-ins should be held for safety purposes.
For the past two years that we’ve covered the PIHABF, the venue was always at the Clark Airfield inside the Clark Freeport Zone. This time around, the site for the hot air ballooning is presently held at the Omni Aviation grounds.
A Weekend of Everything That Flies has been the catch phrase of the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon and the crowds – spectators, photographers, organizers, and many more are always in for surprises every year.
The first day of the 21st PIHABF was held yesterday, February 9 until February 12, 2017. Tickets are available at ticketnet.com.ph for P350 only and is good for 1 whole day pass to the event.
We were able to score our entrance ticket as we cover Power Mac Center’s launch of Adam Elements – a premium accessory for Apple products. We were able to acquire our media pass for inside the ramp through the 21st PIHABF organizer under Capt. Joy Roa.
Here are some photo highlights of our 21st Philippine Hot Air Ballon Fiesta / Adam Elements coverage.
Inside the bus with our fellow media representatives for the Adam Elements launch and photo contest.
21st PIHABF ticket.
Media and General Admission entrance gate.
Photographers taking their selfies with premier lens man John Chua.
Jumpers getting ready for the ceremonial jump and National Anthem.
Crowds put up tents as they await for the first day fly-in of the hot air balloons.
The Philippine flag carried by the jumpers.
Balloons are warmed up.
Capt. Joy Roa starts the official ceremony for the first balloon that will be flying in the morning.
Preparing one of the balloons.
You’ll never miss the hot air balloon event without couples doing pre-nups shoots.
Selfie with the balloons.
Some of the balloons are ready to fly.
Crowds watched the balloons as they soar slowly in the air.
Products under Adam Elements were presented inside the Power Mac Center’s booth.
A Weekend of Everything That Flies.
To get updates on Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, visit www.facebook.com/pihabf and www.philballoonfest.net.
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