Hot Air Balloon Fiesta – Asia’s Longest-Running Sports/Aviation Event
First staged in 1994, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has gradually evolved into one of Asia’s biggest and longest-running sports aviation spectacles. Check out the range of Hot Air Balloon Fiesta tickets available on StubHub. You will not regret taking part in this amazing experience.
It’s not just about hot air balloons
The event was founded as a means of helping the local Central Luzon community to recover following the devastation caused by Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption. Over 20 different pilots displayed their skills at the inaugural event in 1994, including the Philippines’ only licensed balloon pilot, Capt. Joy Roa, who two years later took over the responsibility of organizing the show. As a keen aviation enthusiast, Roa decided to expand the event to include several other flying disciplines, including wingwalking, skydiving and paragliding, as well as search and rescue flight demonstrations, balloon bursting, aviation formation and numerous activities on the ground. As a result, the Fiesta is now one of the most popular and most enduring celebrations of sports aviation in the whole of Asia. You can both buy and sell Hot Air Balloon Fiesta tickets on StubHub for the event which is typically staged over the course of four days at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark, Pampanga.
Spectacular sights and exchange of cultures
Alongside all the spectacular in-air entertainment, the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is also designed to promote a sense of discipline to fledgling participants, educate attendees about the history of aviation and encourage an exchange of cultures. But, of course, it’s the spectacular Hot Air Balloon Flight that attracts the most attention. Early risers can see the various weird and wonderful balloons take off in the morning, while those late to the party can enjoy watching them land on the scenic lahar-covered terrain later in the day. There is an array of Hot Air Balloon Fiesta tickets on offer on StubHub, including general admission and VIP passes, while attendees can also pay for Hot Air Balloon rides, tandem skydiving, aeroplane discovery flights and tandem paragliding on the day itself. There are also many free activities on offer for both young and old, including kite-flying and photo opportunities with military props, and numerous food, drink and merchandise stalls. All in all, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is a guaranteed fun and highly memorable day out for all the family.