General Aviation

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is the Weekend of Everything that Flies — a gathering of aviators from around the world for four days of flying action! Enjoy as pilots showcase their skills in these aviation events!

 

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Aerobatic Exhibitions

Watch aerobatic pilots perform stirring flying maneuvers and choreographed routines that you will never see in normal flights.

Don’t miss aerobatic pilot Sean Clarke’s impressive routine aboard his Champion Decathlon!

 

Balloon Bursting

Balloon Bursting is one of the most anticipated events at the Fiesta. In an exciting demo of precision flying, pilots fly a light aircraft over the runway and attempt to burst small, helium-filled balloons released from the ground. Apart from entertaining the crowd, the activity enhances the pilot’s eye and hand coordination skill and sharpens his anticipation and use of aircraft controls.

 

Formation Flying

Formation flying is always an amazing sight for onlookers. For pilots, it helps train their airspeed control and situational awareness.

 

Gliding

An unpowered aircraft, pilots fly gliders using naturally occurring currents of rising air. There are several methods in launching a glider: it can be through a towrope pulled by a powered aircraft; or a ground launch using a winch, a vehicle or a bungee.

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Microlight & Ultralight Flying

Microlight and ultralight aviation is the flying of 1-2 seat lightweight, fixed-wing aircraft, typically used in sports aviation. The sport, which is slowly growing in the country, is an economical way for non-professional pilots to take part in aviation.