IN PHOTOS: A weekend of lights, flights, and sights at the 2016 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Part 2


It was indeed a weekend of everything that flies! This year, Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has once again lived up to everyone’s expectations of what a fun field day is supposed to be! Here are the second set of photos that show the event highlights, taken last February 13, 2016 in Clark, Pampanga:

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ALMOST SUNRISE. The sun slowly rises over Clark, Pampanga in time for the flight of the hot air balloons. The weather was still cold at 6 in the morning. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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People eagerly gathered together by the grassy fields of Clark Air Base in anticipation of the hot air balloon flights at this year’s Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. A hot air balloon is the oldest human-carrying flying technology that has been successfully launched. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net

 

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Amazing, breathtaking, exhilirating! The Skydiving Philippine Flag jump. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net

 

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A woman attempts to capture the moments before the balloons’ flight on her smartphone. The Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has always been a camera-friendly event. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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A father carries his daughter on his shoulders for her to get a better view of the activities. The event was jam-packed with families and friends eagerly waiting for the flight to take place. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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I MUST GO, MY PLANET NEEDS ME. The kids of UPHSD and their awesome cheerdance routine. One kid was in mid-somersault when this photo was taken. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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The UPHSD squad at the 2016 Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Pampanga. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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The crowd patiently waited by the barricades for the flight of the hot air balloons. The temperature started rising at around 7 a.m. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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Hot air balloon named “Boy” getting itself filled for the flight at the 2016 Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. This festival is now considered to be the longest-running sports aviation event in Asia. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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ANY MINUTE NOW. The crowd documents the preparations being done for the Philippine balloon. The event also serves as an opportunity to share and exchange cultures and traditions with visiting pilots from all over the world. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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A woman takes photos of the hot air balloons on her tablet. The Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has always been a camera-friendly event. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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RARRR. Arguably the cutest and geekiest balloon there is–The Dino Hatching. Hot air balloons can come in many special shapes, aside from the traditional balloon shape. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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Beautiful hot air balloons take flight at the 2016 Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga on February 13, 2016. he fiesta’s longtime objective is to instill discipline in participating young pilots so they can develop into safe aviators, as well as to impart a spirit volunteerism and cooperation to the whole community. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net

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