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Floating Ship
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Composer Nobuo Uematsu
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Toshiaki Imai
Released 1987-12-18
Length 0:21
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Game Final Fantasy (NES)
Title Origin Translation
Loops Yes

Airship plays as you ride around in the airship. During normal game play, you'll hear the constant sound the the airship's propellers chopping through the air, however, the rip and recording do not include the sound effects, so you can appreciate the music by itself. The song is track 6 in the NSF file.

At around the 12 second mark of the song there are a few background notes that sound very similar to the beginning of Radio Station 1 from Rad Racer (NES), which Nobuo Uematsu composed a few months earlier.


There isn't an official English release of the song. The Japanese title uses kanji, 飛空船 (Hisora Sen). Hisora Sen literally "fly sky ship," which is often translated into "airship," though it has sometimes been translated as, "Floating Ship."

Album Appearances

This song appears on a couple albums.

Released Album Title (Romaji) Translation Version Track
1989-02-28 All Sounds of Final Fantasy I-II 飛空船 (Hisora Sen) Airship Original NES 14
1989-07-25 Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy Scene VI Live Orchestral Arrangement 6 (start)
2002-10-23 Final Fantasy & Final Fantasy II: Original Soundtrack 飛空船 (Hisora Sen) Airship PS1 Remake 1.16

Sheet Music