This product is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and is expected to be compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024.
Soar the skies with Hype Performance Group's Hot Air Balloon for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Immerse yourself with spectacular views and peaceful surroundings while ballooning worldwide in the HPG Hot Air Balloon.
Enjoy an authentic and immersive hot air ballooning experience with a few fun surprises built in for both pilots and passengers. Listen to local radio stations in the area you're currently flying with our included radio station app, or launch a dazzling fireworks display.
A new perspective on aviation has arrived for Microsoft Flight Simulator and stunning adventures await with your own personal HPG Hot Air Balloon.
The hot air balloon was the first successful human-carrying flight technology. The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes on November 21, 1783, in Paris, France.
Highly Detailed 3D Model, Textures and Animations
- Professionally modeled with incredible interior and exterior details
- 17 liveries included, all at 4K resolution and with PBR textures inside and out
- Fully animated cockpit and animations for inflation, deflation, stall and collapse
- Animated 3D humans including a hot air balloon operator and 2 passengers
- Designed and optimized for VR with great FPS performance, working VR Cockpit Zoom and proper visual scaling throughout the model
Avionics & Systems
- Steam gauges showing barometric altitude, vertical speed and envelope thermometer
- Available AI pilot that can control the hot air balloon based off terrain or altitude
- EFB tablet included with maps and additional apps available
- Balloonist Maps App: shows GPS speed and track
- Little NavMap App: connect to LNM, the free open source flight planner, navigation tool, moving map, airport search and airport information system
- Nearby Radio Stations: listen to radio stations local to the area you're currently flying in
Hot Air Balloon Flight Model
- Fully integrated internal hot air balloon flight model and envelope simulation
- Power Plant: 2x 12 million BTU burners with realistic visual and sound effects
Immersive Sound Pack
- Realistic burner and environmental sounds
- Launch fireworks with realistic visual and audio smoke and explosion effects
- Create other nearby AI flown HPG Hot Air Balloons on demand
- HPG Hot Air Balloon can be set to follow a MSFS flight plan or current wind conditions
This simulation software and related materials and documents are a computer game which are NOT FOR FLIGHT and not to be used for any training, pilot familiarization, recurrent training or operational awareness training. The included software and manuals are not to be used for training or familiarity with any aircraft. The included software and manuals are not assumed to provide procedures for use on any aircraft and is for entertainment purposes ONLY.
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