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Is Paragliding On Your Bucket List? Here’s Your Chance To Try It—And More—At Flying Carnival 2020 This Weekend!

If you’ve been hit by the ‘Crash Landing On You’ fever, then you must be eager to try paragliding. Cross that off your bucket list at the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta’s “Flying Carnival 2020,” along with these 6 other reasons not to miss it!

“The Flying Carnival 2020: A Weekend of Almost Everything That Flies” happens this weekend, March 6 to 8, at the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite. 

For over 25 years, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has been a most highly anticipated sports aviation event in Asia, and it’s back for another weekend of exciting and fun activities for all ages! The 3-day spectacle features hot air balloons, helicopters, and air sport events, combined with aviation career seminars, fly markets, food booths, and family entertainment.

Here are 6 reasons you should head over to Carmona, Cavite this weekend!



Watch Amazing Exhibitions

Early morning spectators will be treated to delightful sights in the sky, starting with hot air balloon take offs and flying exhibitions ranging from paragliding, skydiving, helicopter demonstrations, RC control line exhibitions and kite flying

Jump Dogs Skydivers from England


Enjoy The Carnival Setting

Visitors will enjoy wandering through the event’s carnival setting, with a variety of food booths and entertainment for all ages.


Shop For Unique Finds

Find mementos to remind you of an amazing weekend with the Fly Market, where aviation souvenirs and unique finds can be bought.



Feel Magic In The Skies

Cap off each evening with a magical hot air balloon nightglow and fireworks display that will surely be enjoyed by everyone.


Get Ahead In Your Aviation Career And Learn From The Experts

If you’re considering a career in aviation, then make sure to purchase a Business Class ticket for a chance to attend the Aviation Career Seminars to be led by renowned aviators and industry professionals. Some of the guest speakers are FAI World Record Holder from Spain, Michel Gordillo; Hot Air Balloon pilot from the United Kingdom, Pete Bish; fighter pilots from the Philippine Air Force; Naval Air Group pilots from the Philippine Navy; and an Air Traffic Controller from the Air Traffic Service.

It’s also a celebration of women aviation professionals, as Capt. Joy Roa of Asian Air Safari and a female captain from Cebu Pacific Air inspire young women to join the aviation industry. All attendees with a Business Class ticket will be receiving a certificate of completion, as well as enjoy meals during the seminar.



Cross Off Those Bucket List Items

If paragliding is on your bucket list because of Crash Landing On You, then here’s your chance to try it! Aside from tandem paragliding, the Flying Carnival 2020 also offers visitors the opportunity to go tandem skydiving, take a helicopter ride, and go on a hot air balloon ride. Prices start at PhP 4,500 for tandem paragliding.

Tandem Paragliding

Business Class ticket holders are entitled to admission to the festival, access to the Aviation Career Seminars, and meals, while First Class ticket holders get an all-access pass to the event, meals, private viewing areas, and access to the Aviation Career Seminars and air-conditioned bazaar. 

For tickets and other information, visit the Philippine Balloon Fest website or stay up-to-date with event info by following @PIHABF on Facebook, and @philballoonfest on Instagram.

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