Hype Performance Group’s Hot Air Balloon

A new and innovative experience

While we’re used to seeing most flight simulation genres regularly represented across the major simulation platforms, just occasionally a new area is opened up that just grabs your attention. Here we review the HPG Hot Air Balloon for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS).

Fill the skies with other balloonists via the EFB app.
Fill the skies with other balloonists via the EFB app. Peter Stark

Who is HPG?     

The Hype Performance Group (HPG) is quite a new software development company that focuses on products for simulation software. Back in early 2021, it quietly released the freeware Airbus H135 helicopter for MSFS. I say quietly only in terms of fanfare. Since then, it has become one of the most popular aircraft add-ons for MSFS and has over 536,000 downloads. Simultaneously, HPG has been very busy producing a payware H145 Base Pack, a review of which appears on page 44 in this issue where we’ll read a little more about this development group.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below