17th PIHABF: Birthdays, Balloons and the Exchange of Culture


Throwing a birthday bash with a large group of friends is one thing, but celebrating it with over 95,000 spectators is another! That’s exactly what Captain Joy does every year via the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. As with any feasts, it should come with toys that one has grown fond of since childhood, and what better way to do so for Captain Joy than to book every type of flying machine for the weekend for everyone to enjoy – from paragliders to hot air balloons to aerobatic airplanes!

Foreign pilot friends get to fly across the Clark site borders and make friends with the locals soon after they touch down the fields. Captain Joy brings his pilot friends to one of the Hot Air Balloon foundation’s beneficiary schools to orient them with the Philippine way of life.

The semblance of Mt. Pinatubo with Petra in Jordan sparks the idea to take foreign visitors on what seems like the longest caravan of 4-wheel drive across Lahar for lunch. A quick getaway to Mactan takes place afterwards to show everyone that it simply is more fun in the Philippines.

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