Red Hot Air Balloon Upright Dashboard 2.0


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Upright Dashboard for Hot Air Balloon Pilots.

Easy access to all of your electronics and equipment in one convenient place - at eye level - on your upright.

Ample room for:

  • Aircraft Radio                
  • Balloon Line Sensor
  • Digitool / Flytech
  • GPS
  • Ground Crew Radios
  • Weather Radio 

Protect your electronic gear with ½” padding enclosed in marine canvas.

  • 4 pockets for your electronic equipment.
  • 2 mesh and 2 see-through pockets with Velcro secure on top.
  • Multiple straps to clip the microphone and other gear.
  • Wraps around upright with four clips and adjustable straps.
  • Vertical strap and clip to secure vertically.
  • ½” padding between marine canvas helps protect gear.
  • 36” tall and fits on uprights with a diameter between 3” to 5”.
  • Available in 4 colors: Black, Blue, Red, Yellow 
  • Marine canvas is UV, water, and mold resistant.

Out of the blue, I was approached by a customer in Okoboji who has enjoyed his Padded Wraps for many months. He introduced me to a good friend, a Hot Air Balloon pilot. We discussed adding transparent pockets to the Padded Wrap to attach to his balloon upright. He thought it might provide a certain efficiency to his flights and add a layer of safety for his expensive electronics.

At first, I thought he was full of hot air, but I quickly realized that this idea might take off. After working together through a few iterations, we landed on the current version (2.0). I’ve been collaborating with additional pilots on modifications for the next version of the Upright Dashboard.

Adding this product to our portfolio helps us serve land, sea, and air. Not sure if that matters to anyone, but it is gratifying to take an idea and turn it into something useful. We both win if the Upright Dashboard solves a problem or improves a pilot’s experience.


Please allow up to 14 days for order fulfillment. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we greatly appreciate your patience. Thank you.


Upright Dashboard for Hot Air Balloon Pilots.

Have easy access to all of your electronics and equipment in one convenient place and at eye level with Pier Gear Upright Dashboard.



Yes, during normal flying conditions, your stuff isn’t going anywhere. We know how important your gear is to you having a successful flight. Allow us to explain.

The UD was created with convenience and efficiency in mind and then we added safety features to build upon the premise of having your gear accessible.

There are Velcro straps on top of the 3 pockets, and there are 5 straps to secure your UD onto your upright.

If you’re approaching a rough landing, you need to stow your gear in bags to help prevent damage and loss of your gear.


We start with premium quality marine canvas that resists UV, mold, and water. We place ½” of foam insulation inside, which is also moisture resistant. This foam has no nasty stuff like CFCs, HFCs, or formaldehyde.

Then we carefully apply industrial strength straps (500 lb. breaking strength) and 5 adjustable side release buckles. Some say it’s overkill, but we think they’re full of hot air.


The UD can be folded in half and clipped together at the corner straps. The top strap serves as a carrying handle as well.