Oggi voglio parlarvi di una bellissima manifestazione: Hot Air Balloon, il Festival delle Mongolfiere nella zona di Clark Freeport a Pampanga nelle Filippine. L’evento è la più grande manifestazione di aviazione sportiva in Asia e richiama gli aviatori di tutto il mondo. Cento palloni colorati volano alti nel cielo e danno vita a uno spettacolo incredibile.


The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is an annual event that occurs between January and February in Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga. It features multicolored hot air balloons with more than a hundred balloon pilots from around the world. This four-day hot air balloon event is the biggest and longest-running aviation sports event in the Philippines.



The festival also features a number of events in skydiving, flag jumps, micro light and rocketry demonstrations, small plane fly-bys and fly-ins, remote-control airplane and helicopter flying exhibitions, freestyle aerobatics, precision maneuvers, light airplane balloon bursting, ultra-light flying formation and flour bomb dropping, kite-making and choreographed kite-flying, hi-start launch gliding, control-line aircraft flying, pylon racing, banner towing, aero-modeling symposium and races between ultralights and motorcycles.  An estimated 100,000 visitors locally and from around the world come in to see this event.

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta showcased 30 colorful balloons from USA, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Hungary, Turkey, China, Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines.  The Fiesta’s main theme was “Exchange of Cultures,” a tribute to aviation’s contributions in “making the world smaller.” Apart from aviation enthusiasts, the Fiesta also invited artists and performers from around the world.

It’s more fun in the Philippines.