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'''Red Arrows SkyForce''' is a [[Sky Fly]] installation from [[Gerstlauer]]. It is located at [[Blackpool Pleasure Beach]] in England, UK, beside the [[Big One (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)|Big One]]'s lift hill. It replaced [[Bling]], which closed in 2011. The theme is based on the [[wikipedia:Red Arrows|Red Arrows]], an aerobatics display team which is part of the British Royal Air Force.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-29737349 Blackpool Pleasure Beach: New £2m 'Red Arrows' ride planned - BBC News]</ref>
 
'''Red Arrows SkyForce''' is a [[Sky Fly]] installation from [[Gerstlauer]]. It is located at [[Blackpool Pleasure Beach]] in England, UK, beside the [[Big One (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)|Big One]]'s lift hill. It replaced [[Bling]], which closed in 2011. The theme is based on the [[wikipedia:Red Arrows|Red Arrows]], an aerobatics display team which is part of the British Royal Air Force.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-29737349 Blackpool Pleasure Beach: New £2m 'Red Arrows' ride planned - BBC News]</ref>
 
==History==
 
==History==
The attraction was announced in October 2014. It opened to guests on {{date|May 2, 2015}}.<ref>[http://airgates.co.uk/2015/05/02/red-arrows-open-for-test-flights/ Red Arrows Skyforce open for test flights - Airgates]</ref> An official opening ceremony was held on {{date|May 25}}, which included a performance from the Red Arrows themselves.<ref>[http://www.marketinglancashire.com/media-room/press-releases/2015/4/23/dazzling-red-arrows-display-for-new-ride-launch-a3438 Dazzling Red Arrows Display For New Ride Launch - Marketing Lancashire]</ref>
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The attraction was announced in October 2014. It opened to guests on May 2, 2015.<ref>[http://airgates.co.uk/2015/05/02/red-arrows-open-for-test-flights/ Red Arrows Skyforce open for test flights - Airgates]</ref> An official opening ceremony was held on May 25, which included a performance from the Red Arrows themselves.<ref>[http://www.marketinglancashire.com/media-room/press-releases/2015/4/23/dazzling-red-arrows-display-for-new-ride-launch-a3438 Dazzling Red Arrows Display For New Ride Launch - Marketing Lancashire]</ref>
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
 
Twelve single-rider gondolas are attached to an arm, which spins in an elevated circle {{feet|98}} in diameter. Each rider controls two wings attached to their gondola, allowing control over if and how often the gondola inverts. The ride reaches heights of {{feet|72}} while in operation.<ref>[http://www.gerstlauer-rides.de/references/reference-list/europe/united-kingdom/red-arrows-sky-force-en-US/ Red Arrows Sky Force - Gerstlauer]</ref>
 
Twelve single-rider gondolas are attached to an arm, which spins in an elevated circle {{feet|98}} in diameter. Each rider controls two wings attached to their gondola, allowing control over if and how often the gondola inverts. The ride reaches heights of {{feet|72}} while in operation.<ref>[http://www.gerstlauer-rides.de/references/reference-list/europe/united-kingdom/red-arrows-sky-force-en-US/ Red Arrows Sky Force - Gerstlauer]</ref>

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Red Arrows SkyForce
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Location Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Status Operating since May 25, 2015
Cost £2,000,000
Replaced Bling
Statistics
Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Height 72 feet
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Red Arrows SkyForce is a Sky Fly installation from Gerstlauer. It is located at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in England, UK, beside the Big One's lift hill. It replaced Bling, which closed in 2011. The theme is based on the Red Arrows, an aerobatics display team which is part of the British Royal Air Force.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The attraction was announced in October 2014. It opened to guests on May 2, 2015.[2] An official opening ceremony was held on May 25, which included a performance from the Red Arrows themselves.[3]

Design[edit | edit source]

Twelve single-rider gondolas are attached to an arm, which spins in an elevated circle 98 feet in diameter. Each rider controls two wings attached to their gondola, allowing control over if and how often the gondola inverts. The ride reaches heights of 72 feet while in operation.[4]

References[edit | edit source]