|Nighthawk at Carowinds.|
|Type||Steel - Flying|
The Flying Dutchman is a series of steel flying roller coasters produced by Vekoma. It was the first flying roller coaster to offer inversions and the first to feature trains capable of seating multiple people.
On July 18, 2009, Stingray opened at Giant Wheel Park of Suzhou. It was a new compact flying roller coaster built by Vekoma that varied greatly from the Flying Dutchman. Stingray closed September 10, 2018.
Of the three Flying Dutchmen built, only Batwing operates at its original location.
Both the 840 metreprototype and the 1,018 metre one feature the same elements, except for the final two inversions and the fly to lie element: the prototype model featured the fly to lie before the double corkscrew, whereas the 1,018 metre one has a double in-line twist before a 540° helix, and then the fly to lie element.
|Batwing||Six Flags America||Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA||1018m||June 16, 2001||Operating|
Mason, Ohio, USA
Aurora, Ohio, USA
|1018m||May 26, 2007
May 26, 2001
|Closed October 28, 2018
Formerly Stealth and BORG Assimilator
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Santa Clara, California, USA
|843m Prototype||March 20, 2004
April 1, 2000
Closed September 2, 2003