|First installation||Galactica (2002)|
|Latest installation||Flying Dinosaur (2016)|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Riders per train|
|Riders per hour|
|Dimensions||feet x feet|
History[edit | edit source]
Design[edit | edit source]
The station and lift hill are inverted and thus riders face towards the ground while climbing the lift. This is the inverse of Vekoma's Flying Dutchman, which has riders facing towards the sky while climbing the lift hill.
Some Flying Coaster installations, including the first two to open, have a dual station. This is due to the flying-style trains taking longer to load than standard trains.
Nine out of eleven Flying Coaster installations have a pretzel loop. This double-inversion was invented by Bolliger & Mabillard and remains exclusive to their roller coasters.
Trains[edit | edit source]
Riders board in a standard, seated position. When all restraints are secured the seats are tilted backwards, leaving riders in a flying position facing downwards. Each row seats four riders.
Riders are held in by vest harnesses and shin restraints.
Installations[edit | edit source]
|Galactica||Alton Towers||UK||Custom||March 16, 2002||Operating||Merlin Entertainments|
|Superman Ultimate Flight||Six Flags Over Georgia||USA||Superman||April 6, 2002||Operating||Six Flags|
|Superman Ultimate Flight||Six Flags Great Adventure||USA||Superman||April 17, 2003||Operating||Six Flags|
|Superman Ultimate Flight||Six Flags Great America||USA||Superman||May 3, 2003||Operating||Six Flags|
|Crystal Wing||Happy Valley (Beijing)||China||Superman||July 9, 2006||Operating||Happy Valley|
|Tatsu||Six Flags Magic Mountain||USA||Custom||May 13, 2006||Operating||Six Flags|
|Manta||SeaWorld Orlando||USA||Manta||May 22, 2009||Operating||SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment|
|Starry Sky Ripper||Joyland||China||Custom||April 30, 2011||Operating|
|Acrobat||Nagashima Spa Land||Japan||Manta||July 18, 2015||Operating|
|Harpy||Xishuangbanna Theme Park||China||Custom||September 26, 2015||Operating|
|Flying Dinosaur||Universal Studios Japan||Japan||Custom||March 18, 2016||Operating|
|Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Products||Dive • Family • Floorless • Flying • Hyper • Inverted • Stand-Up • Sitting • Wing|