Beware of drones, balloons, gliders, and other hazards in MSFS with “Traffic in Sight”

Are you looking to add an extra challenge to your flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator? Then this new add-on may be for you!

South Oak Co, creators of the FS Birds series for MSFS, have a new product that hopes to elevate the levels of immersion in the simulator even more. Traffic in Sight, just released for MSFS, adds some flying objects that real-world pilots are used to being aware of, often the ones that ATC has no contact with, such as drones, hot air balloons, hang gliders, and more.

While we do have AI traffic in MSFS, there are usually many more flying objects besides the big jetliners and the odd small airplane. These smaller machines are totally unrepresented in the existing AI traffic solutions, so South Oak Co saw here the opportunity to fill a gap in the platform.

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Traffic in Sight is currently available in a small region in the world, the Northeast USA, but the developers hope to expand this idea to the whole world, just like they’re doing with FS Birds.

If you’re flying in this section of the United States with Traffic in Sight in MSFS, you will notice various new flying objects at lower altitudes. These include drones, helicopters, balloons, gliders, small airplanes, and more. Since these objects are basically non-existent for ATC, it’s up to you to spot them and take the necessary measures to avoid a collision.

This addition to the world of MSFS adds a new level of immersion, as simmers will now need to be more aware of their surroundings while operating the aircraft. Each of these new traffic factors is animated and constitutes a real danger, because they are “hard” objects that simmers can collide against while flying.

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For now only in the Northeast USA, but coming to more regions soon.

Traffic in Sight definitely adds some life to the world of MSFS, even if, for now, it’s limited to a relatively small region on the east coast of the USA. In any case, you can now grab this first regional pack for just around $9.00.

Traffic in Sight Features: 

  • Multiple types of traffic hazards including drones, helicopters, hot air balloons, hang gliders, gliders, powered paragliders, and aerobatic aircraft
  • Dynamic and expansive low altitude traffic coverage for the entire areas of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine
  • All traffic models are fully animated and flying
  • Traffic ranges in altitudes from the surface up to 6,000 ft with random flight tracks
  • All traffic is fully collision enabled and will cause damage to your aircraft with crash mode enabled
  • Night lighting on all helicopters and aerobatic aircraft
  • LOD optimization results in a minimal impact on simulator frame rates