Batwing (Six Flags America)

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Batwing
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Six Flags America
Location Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Status Operating since June 16, 2001
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Flying Dutchman (1018m)
Type Steel - Flying
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1430
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 115 feet
Drop 103 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 3340 feet
Inversions 5
Drop angle 53°
Duration 2:20
G-Force 4.3
HELP

Batwing is a steel flying roller coaster located at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA. Opened on June 16, 2001, it was one of three Flying Dutchman installations from Vekoma. The ride is located towards the back of the park next to Superman: Ride of Steel. Batwing is also a clone of the defunct Firehawk at Kings Island.

History

Batwing opened on June 16, 2001 as the first flying roller coaster on the East Coast.[1]

Design

Elements

Ride experience

At the start of the ride, riders are put at a face-up position. When the trains depart the station, they turn in the opposite direction. After this, the train makes a left turn and climbs the 115 foot tall chain lift hill. During the lift hill, riders can see Superman: Ride of Steel, Joker's Jinx, Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, Penguin's Blizzard River and other rides. At the top, the train switches to a flying position and dives 103 feet at 50 mph. Then, the train travels through a horseshoe. After this, riders switch to a face-up position, make a right turn and enter a 66 foot tall vertical loop. The train then switches to flying position and travels through some turns. Riders hit a double in-line twist, followed by a helix. After the helix, riders are switched to a face-up position as the train hits the final brake run.

Color scheme

Batwing has a yellow track and purple supports.

Trains

3 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 24 riders per train.

Images

References

External links

  • Batwing on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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