Sky Pilot (Kings Dominion)

Ride in the United States
Sky Pilot
Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Coordinates 37°50′15″N 77°26′38″W / 37.837622°N 77.443822°W / 37.837622; -77.443822
Status Defunct
Operated March 25, 1989 to 1998
Cost $1,900,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Flight Trainer
Capacity 40
HELP

Sky Pilot was a Flight Trainer built by Swiss manufacturer Intamin that was previously located at Kings Dominion amusement park in Doswell, Virginia, USA.

History

Sky Pilot was built on the former site of Apple Turnover and required a new concrete pad for the attraction's heavy weight.

Sky Pilot opened on March 25, 1989.[1] The ride vehicles originally had canopies on them to prevent loose articles from falling out.[2] The canopies were later removed.[3]

Sky Pilot was temporarily closed in June 1991 following an accident on the similar Flight Commander at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA.[4]

References

  1. "Kings Dominion Has New Thrill Ride". The Daily Times. 1989-03-17. Retrieved 2024-03-17.
  2. Brumfield, Dale (2016-02-20). "Part 22: Shy Plot? What the Heck is a Shy Plot? OH - Sky Pilot!". Theme Park Babylon. Retrieved 2024-06-17.
  3. "Kings Dominion Summer 1995". YouTube. ommadawnfan. 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2024-06-17.
  4. "Kings Dominion closes Sky Pilot". Richmond Times-Dispatch. 1991-06-11. Retrieved 2024-03-17.
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