Aerial stunts and colorful balloons in Clark this weekend

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 09 2018 03:54 PM | Updated as of Feb 14 2018 09:30 AM

Mama... look up to the skies and see!

A festival of everything that flies is happening at the Omni Aviation Complex in Clark Field Pampanga this weekend.

The event is the 22nd Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Whether in the skies or on the ground, the sight of enormous balloons in splendid colors amaze children of all ages. 

But this year, aside from added balloons of special shapes, and paragliding and parachuting individuals, spectators are being treated to a dazzling aerobatic (and with this we really mean acrobatics in the air) stunt display in the guise of "wing walkers." 

The wing walkers are performing for the first time in the history of the balloon festival. They perform acrobatic moves while standing on the wings of flying airplanes thousands of feet from the ground.

Here is a glimpse of what is in store for those going to Clark this weekend.

The festival runs from Feb. 8 to 11.
 

One of the balloons fill up halfway. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

The pilot briefs his guests before take off. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Hot air balloons prepare to take flight. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Hot air balloons prepare to take flight. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A visitor takes a selfie with the balloons. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Tourists have their photos taken minutes before the hot air balloons take flight. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Hot air balloons prepare to take flight. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A paramotor flies throught the balloons about to take flight. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

One baloon lifts off ahead of the others. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

A base jumper flies with the Philippine flag to open the fiesta. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Paramotors glide through the airspace of the the fiesta. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Hot air balloons take flight at the break of dawn Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Guests document their ascent. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Hot air balloons take flight. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Hot air balloons take flight. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Wing walkers prepare before their act. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Wing walkers perform for the visitors of in Clark. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Wing walkers perform for visitors in Clark. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Wing walkers perform acrobatics on an airplane flying thousands of feet from the ground. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Wing walkers perform acrobatics thousands of feet from the ground to the delight of the crowd. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Balloons fill up at dusk. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Pilots fill a balloon with hot air from propane gas to give its lift. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Balloons fill up to light up before lift off. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Balloons fill up to light up at dusk Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Hot air balloons fill the field at the Omni Aviation Complex with multiple colors Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Hot air balloons lift up in the sky, filling the landscape at the Clark Freeport Zone with colorful balloons. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News