Travelogue: Air Force City, ClarkWednesday, February 18, 2015
|photos by Pao Salandanan|
Its been a while since my last travelogue. Oh how I miss traveling. I can't wait for my next adventure with my family and loved ones. For now, let me share my quick adventure in Clark, when I had my thesis case study in Pampanga. I have been once or twice in Clark but I never had a chance to drop by their Air Force City where they have an open field exhibit of fighter jets used during the war. I've always wanted to see this place because it is one of the places that most people would say, "you haven't been to Clark if you haven't seen their vintage planes". Well, I can now proudly say I have been to Clark and see these historical jets which made histories and heroes in the Philippines.
According to Wikipedia, the history of Clark Air Base, Philippines dates back to the late 19th century when it was settled by Filipino military forces. The United States established a presence at the turn of the century. So basically, this is the so called home our heroes who fought for our country against the Spaniards with the help of the Americans during the 19th century. You could just imagine how this place looked like before. It's sad to imagine how many people risked and sacrifice their lives to give our country its independence. But I will always be proud of what they have done for our beloved motherland and I salute them for their bravery. It is truly humbling and a unique experience seeing this place and learn about history. I hope you guys would see this place too at least once. For now, I will leave you here with a few snaps from our visit. Enjoy!
Clark Air Force is located at Clark Field, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Luzon 2009, Philippines. It's an open park so you could go there anytime and admission is free. It's a perfect place to unwind, jog and have picnic with your family. Til' our next adventure! See you!