Flying Cutlass

Flying Cutlass
Flying Cutlass in 2019
Lightwater Valley
Location Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Status Operating since 2011
Rider height
  • Minimum: 110 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 130 cm
Loudoun Castle
Name HMS Flora MacDougal
Location Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Operated 2003 to 2010
Replaced Viking
Dreamland Margate
Name Bounty
Location Margate, Kent, England, UK
Operated 1996 to 2002
Replaced Tri-Star
Funland Park
Name Bounty
Location Folkestone, Kent, England, UK
Operated 1986 to 1995
Replaced by Tri-Star
Pleasurama Amusement Park
Name Bounty
Location Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK
Operated During 1985
Lion Safari Park Tüddern
Location Tüddern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Operated c.1979 to c.1984
Franz Brusch (Germany)
Location Travelling
Operated 1978 to unknown
Manufacturer HUSS
Product Pirat
Capacity 45 to 50 per cycle

Flying Cutlass is a Pirate Ship built by German manufacturer HUSS currently located at Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, UK. It has operated in the park’s Skeleton Cove area since the 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.


Bounty, as the ride was originally known, was one of the first batch of Pirat rides to be built by German manufacturer HUSS in 1978. It was owned by German showman Franz Bruch from 1978.[1]

In 1985 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.[2]

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.[3]


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