Flying Dutchman (product)

Flying Dutchman
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Views of Flying Dutchman
Status In production
 Vekoma, Netherlands
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 2018 Vekoma is still offering the Flying Dutchman with a slightly different track layout and a new train design.[1] Vekoma is currently designing a brand new flying roller coaster concept, F.L.Y. at Phantasialand.


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.


Name Amusement park Location Model Opened Status
Batwing Six Flags America
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
1018m June 16, 2001 Operating

Formerly X-Flight

Kings Island

Geauga Lake

Mason, Ohio, USA

Aurora, Ohio, USA

1018m May 26, 2007

May 26, 2001

Closed October 28, 2018

Closed 2006


Formerly Stealth and BORG Assimilator


California's Great America

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Santa Clara, California, USA

843m Prototype March 20, 2004

April 1, 2000


Closed September 2, 2003