1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009

1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009

Title :  Pertunjukan Hot Air Balloon PUTRAJAYA 2009 
Date : 19/MAR/2009 – 22/MAR/2009  
Time : 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM   
Location : Monumen Alaf Baru, Presint 2   
Malaysian Sport Aviation Federation (MSAF) and AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd will be co-organising the 1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009 on the 19th until 22nd of March. MSAF was formed in May 2003 and AKA Balloon’s (registered MSAF member) managing director, Khairudin Abdul Rani, is the Vice President for Lighter Than Air. Pilots from 19 countries have been invited to participate in the Fiesta namely;
Australia, Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom and United States of America.
In general experienced and skilled hot air balloon pilots around the world especially form Europe and Asia, are invited to participate in such Fiestas

1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009

19 March
Thursday 0700 – 0745 Arrival of media & guests
 
 0745 – 0815 Balloon area opened to photographers; Photo Op#1
 0745 – 0900 Balloon Fun Fly with Media 
  Children Colouring Contest (aged 7-9), prize: hot air balloon ride with parents
 1000 – 1130 Para motor showcase
  Children Colouring Contest (aged 10-12), prize: hot air balloon ride with parents
 1130 – 1200 Paper Airplane Contest
 1500 – 1630 Remote Control Flying Aircraft Display
 1630 – 1730 Para motor showcase
 1730 – 1900 Balloon Fun Fly 
 1745 – 1815 Balloon area opened to photographers; Photo Op#2

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20 March
Friday 0745 – 0815 Balloon area opened to photographers; Photo Op#1
  0745 – 0900 Balloon Fun Fly 
  0900 – 1000  Para motor showcase
    Children Colouring Contest (aged 7-9), prize: hot air balloon ride with parents
  1000 – 1130 Remote Control Flying Aircraft Display
    Children Colouring Contest (aged 10-12), prize: hot air balloon ride with parents
  1130 – 1200 Paper Airplane Contest
  1500 – 1630 Remote Control Flying Aircraft Display
  1630 – 1730 Para motor showcase
  1730 – 1900 Balloon Fun Fly 
  1745 – 1815 Balloon area opened to photographers; Photo Op#2

1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009

21 March
Saturday 0700 – 0745 Arrival of VIP / media / guests
  0745 – 0800 Official Launch of 1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009
  0745 – 0815 Balloon area opened to photographers; Photo Op#1
  0800 – 0900  Balloon Fun Fly with VIPs
  0900 – 1000  Para motor showcase
    Children Colouring Contest (aged 7-9), prize: hot air balloon ride with parents
  1000 – 1130 Remote Control Flying Aircraft Display
    Children Colouring Contest (aged 10-12), prize: hot air balloon ride with parents
  1130 – 1200 Paper Airplane Contest
  1400 – 1500 Kite Flying Exhibition
  1500 – 1630 Remote Control Flying Aircraft Display
  1630 – 1730 Para motor showcase
  1730 – 1900 Balloon Fun Fly 
  1745 – 1815 Balloon area opened to photographers; Photo Op#2
  2030 – 2100 Night Glow+

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22 March
Sunday 0745 – 0815 Balloon area opened to photographers; Photo Op#1
  0745 – 0900 Balloon Fun Fly 
  0900 – 1000  Para motor showcase
    Children Colouring Contest (aged 7-9), prize: hot air balloon ride with parents
  1000 – 1130 Remote Control Flying Aircraft Display
    Children Colouring Contest (aged 10-12), prize: hot air balloon ride with parents
  1130 – 1200 Paper Airplane Contest
  1400 – 1500 Kite Flying Demonstration
  1500 – 1630 Remote Control Flying Aircraft Display
  1630 – 1730 Para motor showcase
  1730 – 1900 Balloon Fun Fly 
  1745 – 1815 Balloon area opened to photographers; Photo Op#2
Other Side activities during the fiesta:

Tethered hot air balloon rides: Thursday, Friday and Saturday (8.00am-10.30am)
Sphere rides and Waterball rides
Inflatables / bouncing world
Lake Cruise by Cruise Tasik Putrajaya
Auto show
Creative photo of the day contest; printing services sponsored by Selphy Compact Photo Printer by Canon
Bazaar

1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009

In order to make the fiesta livelier, there would also be concurrent activities at the take off site, once the hot air balloons take flight.

With these other activities, the public would be entertained and at the same time would also be exposed to other aviation sports. The activities include but are not limited to;

Para-motor
Aero-model
Kite flying exhibition / competition

The Fiesta site would be divided into four different areas, namely;
1) The Sponsors Display Area and Hot Air Balloon Take Off Area

Sponsors booth as well as hospitality tent for the VIPs and Media would be placed at the same area as the take off area. Once the hot air balloons take off, the concurrent aviation sports activities such as para-motor, aero-model and kite exhibition would take place to entertain the public.

2) Bazaar

Stalls selling food, drinks and merchandise and activities such as face painting and caricatures amongst others, would be available to entertain the kids and the whole family.

3) Funfare & Carnival

Games, rides, inflatable rides, tethered hot air balloon rides and other fun games and entertainment suitable for both the young and young at heart.

4) Automotive Show

Exhibition area for cars, bikes and such.

1st Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2009