It all started when Captain Joy and his friends had a vision to share their love for aviation to everyone, and also having another reason to get together, they came up with the Hot Air Balloon fiesta, that soon became an event that fostered the same founding principles of sharing the wonder for everything that flies.
With 22 years of flying high, the PIHABF is the longest-running sports aviation event in Asia, annually boosting tourism in Pampanga and the rest of the Philippines. For over two decades, it continues to spark interest in aviation, instill discipline among young pilots, and impart a spirit of volunteerism to the community. These wouldn’t have been possible without the people who have supported the Fiesta throughout the years. It is their overwhelming passion for aviation that pushes the PIHABF Foundation to do better and work harder every year.
The grounds bustles with activities for the whole family. Supercars perform drifting exhibitions while airplanes drop flour-bombs overhead; some also show surprising speed as they race against airplanes and helicopters; the Philippine Coast Guard demonstrate search and rescue drills with volunteers from the audience; guests enjoy shopping for unique finds at the Fly Market; while the young and young at heart get to try out archery, horseback riding, camel-riding, and animal feeding, among many other exciting activities.
After the early morning show of the hot air balloon flights, they are followed by non-stop flying action – including paragliding, skydiving, aerobatic exhibitions, formation flights, balloon bursting competitions, kite flying, and control line aircraft.
A weekend of eveything that flies!
ASIAN AIR SAFARI
Manila Airport Air Ads Hangar, Andrews Avenue,
Pasay City 1300 Philippines
Tel #: +63 2 851 2450
Fax #: +63 2 836 2959