Flying Scooters (Bisch Rocco product)

Flying Scooters
Bisch rocco flying scooter ad.jpg
Original product advertisement
Introduced July 21, 1934
First built 1939
Last built 1950
Statistics
Manufacturer
 Bisch Rocco, USA
Type Flying Scooters
Capacity 16 / 20 per cycle
Top speed 35 mph

Flying Scooters was a product previously manufactured by defunct company Bisch Rocco. It consists of a main metal frame that spins on an axis with individual cars attached by cable to the main frame. These cars are able to change their trajectory via a large rudder that the rider manually operates. The ride vehicles have had a few different iterations and ultimately ended on the most well known Streamline versions.[1]

Models

Portable

The portable version of the attraction was slightly smaller and included 8 ride vehicles accommodating two passengers each for a total of 16 riders per cycle.

Stationary

The stationary version of the attraction was larger and included 10 ride vehicles accommodating two passengers each for a total of 20 riders per cycle.

Completed Attractions

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Name Park Location Opened Status
Mountain Gliders
Formerly Flying Eagles
Formerly Flying Scooter
Carowinds
Kings Island
Coney Island
USA
2005
1972
1940
Operating
2004
1971
Flying Scooter DelGrosso's Amusement Park
USA
1947 c1998
Eagles Flight Holiday World
Mesker Park
USA
1987 or earlier
1975 or earlier
Operating
1975
Flying Eagles Kings Dominion
USA
1975 Operating
Flyer Knoebels
USA
1972 or earlier Operating
American Flyers
Formerly American Flyers
Formerly Phantom Flyers
Formerly Flying Scooters
Lake Compounce
Lake Compounce
Kennywood
West View Park
USA
2003
1997
1995
1937
Operating
2000
1996
1977
Mistral Flying Machine Pleasureland Southport
Clementon Park
UK
USA
1997
1950s or earlier
2005
1987
Seabreeze Flyers Seabreeze Amusement Park
USA
1940 Operating

See Also:

Larson International acquired the designs and patents of Bisch Rocco. Since then they have created their own improved iteration of this classic ride (still maintaining the same name) that should not be confused with this particular form.

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