The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF), is also known as “A Weekend of Everything that Flies.”
More than just a spectator event, PIHABF is a gathering of aviators from the Philippines and the world. We began as a passion project after the 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption. The balloon fiesta is now the longest-running sports aviation event in Asia!
The fiesta is an opportunity to share and exchange cultures and traditions with visiting pilots from all over the world. They are given a taste of Filipino hospitality and the fiesta atmosphere. We hope that their beautiful experience becomes the best advertising for Philippine tourism.
We also encourage the visiting pilots to be contributors to chosen beneficiaries of the foundation. Our longtime objective is to instill discipline in participating young pilots so they can develop into safe aviators, and to impart a spirit volunteerism and cooperation to the whole community.
By creating aviation awareness, educating the young about flying machines and encouraging people to work from the heart and do things with passion, we will strive to bring back the Philippine aviation industry’s good standing in the international community.