|Type||Steel - Flying|
|Model / product||Flying Dutchman (843m Prototype)|
|Riders per train||24|
Top speed51 mph
History[edit | edit source]
"Project Stealth" was announced on June 22, 2002. It was marketed as the "world's first true flying coaster", however at this point two flying had already been built (Skytrak and Komet). At the time, the park said the official name would be revealed later, however it was never announced.
The ride initially opened on April 1, 2000 at California's Great America (then called Paramount's Great America). It was called Stealth. It closed on September 2, 2003 and was removed to make room for a new water park.
The roller coaster was sent to Carowinds (at the time also owned by the Paramount company). In January 2004, Carowinds announced that the ride would be called BORG Assimilator and have a Star Trek theme. It reopened on March 20, 2004. For 2008, the name was changed to Nighthawk.
Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]
Nighthawk's vertical loop
References[edit | edit source]
|Roller coasters at Carowinds|
|Present||Afterburn • Carolina Cyclone • Carolina Goldrusher • Copperhead Strike • Flying Cobras • Fury 325 • Hurler • Intimidator • Kiddy Hawk • Nighthawk • Ricochet • Vortex • Wilderness Run • Woodstock Express|
|Former||Flying Super Saturator • Thunder Road • White Lightnin'|
|Roller coasters at California's Great America|
|Present||Demon • Flight Deck • Gold Striker • Grizzly • Lucy's Crabbie Cabbie • Patriot • Psycho Mouse • RailBlazer • Woodstock Express|
|Former||Greased Lightnin' • Gulf Coaster • Invertigo • Stealth • Whizzer|