IN PHOTOS: A weekend of lights, flights, and sights at the 2016 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Part 3


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 third and final set of photos that show the highlights and outtakes of the event, taken last February 13, 2016 in Clark, Pampanga:

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After almost an hour of inflating, The Cathedral balloon finally takes shape and becomes ready for flight during the 2016 Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga. The hot air balloon becomes buoyant because the heated air inside has a lower density than the cold air outside it. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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CLOWNING AROUND. A trippy-looking clown balloon is inflated for flight at the 2016 Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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REPTAR IN DA HAUZ. The Hatching Dino Egg balloon finally takes flight–imagine this guy taking you thousand of feet off the ground! According to Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Hot air ballooning as an activity is highly enjoyable because of the exceptional quiet, slow and steady movement, and the bird’s eye view it affords. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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INQUIRER’s lovable mascot Guyito poses with tourists by the booth of Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) at the 2016 Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga. PDI gave away exclusive INQUIRER items at the event. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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ONE FOR THE GAMERS. Sonic the Hedgehog is featured on the Sega World balloon. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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The Scarecrow joins the other hot air balloons in flight at the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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I CAN HAZ A VIEW. The cute little dog appears to be watching the spectacle from the field as well! | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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MAY FOREVER! An elderly couple gleefully poses for the camera, proudly displaying their Valentine couple shirts for everyone to see. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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Aviators and pilots from all over the world hard at work at the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta to ensure a smooth flight for each participating balloon. More than just a spectator event, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is a gathering of aviators from the Philippines and the world. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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WAO WAO SUCH BALLOONZ. A Shiba Inu and his owner happily stroll around the field of Clark Air Base, Pampanga at the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. There were other numerous activities at the venue aside from hot air ballooning which the audience can enjoy as well, such as kite flying, aerobatic exhibitions, skydiving, and even gliding!
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Make no mistake about it–hot air balloon “Boy” is actually already thousands of feet off the ground! Imagine riding one of these balloons, carried up in the air by a gondola secured to the balloon. At the Fiesta, you can ride the daily balloon lifts and experience floating around the cool morning air while enjoying the scenery. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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UP, UP, AND AWAY! One by one, the balloons take shape and fly away. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net

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