Chicken little look out !!! No the sky is not falling but the month of November might give Subic Bay Freeport for the 1st Annual Parachuting PHun Phestival. The event will run from November 6 to 20th with Jump dates of: Nov 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, and 19. A couple of world record attempts will be made on the 13th. One of the record attempts during the Phun Phestival skydiving, it is hoped to match a tandem skydiving World record for the youngest jumper – a 3 year-old hassome cause for concern. Sky divers from around the world will be gathering at the
volunteered to jump with his father – proving that age is no barrier to a thirst for experience. The big attraction is skydiving, offering the perceptibly safer (for beginners) tandem-skydiving opportunity over Subic Bay International Airport. According to the organizers they have invited a host of famous names to jump with them and many have accepted the invitation.
The event is being organized locally by Adrenoline Island Adventure with logistical assistance from Seahorse Tours. Sheldon Rice, the operations manager Adrenoline Island Adventure, is a sky diving instructor with thousands of students trained. According to Rice: “The Philippines Phun Phestival is quite unlike anything else that has been organized in the country and is designed to satisfy the adrenaline junkies who would normally travel abroad to get their fix, and to entice those who do not yet know that they need a fix. This is going to be an Annual Boogie that will progressively set and break records on a yearly basis. A FreeFly Friendly, SWOOP Friendly, Boogie that offers everything that an exotic skydiving boogie has to offer. Tropical weather, beach landings, 25cent beers, great nightlife, and plenty of extras!”.
It will also satisfy the spectators. Each year the Hot Air Balloon festival is held at Clark in Angeles City, it took a few years to get growing but now it is one of the biggest events in Asia. Yes the draw for the event is the hot air balloons, but not as much as most people would think. The balloons generally fly at sunrise and sunset the best time for the hot air flights, but not the best time for people. What keeps the people interest during the day are the other flight related activities and the one with the most enthusiastic crowds is the parachuting. And now you can try it your self . For the modest sum of Php12,000 you can jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft and feel the rush as the ground approaches. You can get discounts if you bring your friends, and if there are ten of you then you jump for free.
Spectators are invited out to the Subic Bay International Airport entrance gate 3 by the beached each day that there is a jump plan. They will have an opportunity to talk with the sky divers and see close up the preparations involved jumpers will be landing at an area very close to the preparation area so spectators will be able to see it all. Many of the divers will take a short cut back to their hotels on the last jump of the day. These sunset jumps will give the jumpers the option of landing on the beach at Moonbay Marina near the Subic Park hotel
The international partner in this event is Exotic Sky Adventures . Based in Europe they are well know in the sky diving community for their annual boogies (a term meant to a sky diving event). They do one major event in an exotic location generally on a coast. Sky divers can register or get more information at their website.