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Flying Dutchman (model)

Flying Dutchman
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General
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Status In production
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Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel- Flying

The Flying Dutchman is a series of steel flying roller coasters produced by Vekoma. It is 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 is a new flying roller coaster built by Vekoma that varies greatly from the Flying Dutchman.

As of 2014 Vekoma is still offering the Flying Dutchman with a slightly different track layout and a new train design.[1]

Design[edit]

Both the 843m Prototype and the 1018m 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 1018m has a double in-line twist before a 540° helix and then the fly to lie element.

Installations[edit]

Name Amusement park Location Model Opened Status
Batwing Six Flags America
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
1018m June 16, 2000 Operating
Firehawk

Formerly X-Flight

Kings Island

Geauga Lake

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Mason, Ohio, USA

Aurora, Ohio, USA

1018m May 26, 2007

May 26, 2001

Operating

Closed 2006

Nighthawk

Formerly Stealth and BORG Assimilator

Carowinds

California's Great America

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Santa Clara, California, USA

843m Prototype March 20, 2004

April 1, 2000

Operating

Closed September 2, 2003

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