WORLDPOST
02/11/2011 08:19 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Kicks Off (PHOTOS)

It was a celebration in the skies Feb. 10 as the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival kicked off in spectacular style.

Highlights of the annual event, now in its 16th year, include an aerobatic show, a sky diving exhibition and an aircraft balloon bursting competition. But most of the estimated 60,000 spectators come to the nation's biggest aviation event each year to see the beautiful hot air balloons, manned by more than 100 balloon pilots from around the world.

See spectacular photos of the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival here:

Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta