|Flying Cutlass in 2019|
|Capacity||45 to 50 per cycle|
Flying Cutlass is a HUSS Pirate Ship located at Lightwater Valley in Yorkshire, England. It has operated in the park’s “Skeleton Cove” area since area's opening in April 2011. It was one of a number of rides purchased by the park from Loudoun Castle following its closure at the end of 2010.
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During the early 1980s the Bounty was purchased by amusement park operator Jimmy Godden and placed at his Pleasurama Amusement Park at Ramsgate. From here the ride was transferred to another of Godden’s parks Rotunda Amusement Park in Folkestone for the 1986 season. It operated at Folkestone for a decade, until the end of the 1995 season. Godden had just purchased Dreamland Margate from the Bembom Brothers, and decided to swap his Bounty at Folkestone with the Tri-Star from Dreamland Margate. It was operated by Godden at Dreamland Margate until the end of the 2002 season .
For the 2003 season the ride was sold to Henk Bembom for use at his newly purchased Loudoun Castle theme park. The ride’s long-standing name of Bounty was changed to HMS Flora MacDougal to reflect its new location of Scotland. The park closed at the end of the 2010 season, and the ride was one of many rides purchased by Lightwater Valley .