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Flying Scooters, also known simply as Flyers, is an amusement ride consisting of a center post with ride vehicles suspended from arms attached to the center post. The ride dates back to the 1930s and 1940s when Bisch-Rocco manufactured the ride. In the early 2000s, Larson International revived the concept and is the sole manufacturer of these rides.
When the ride is in operation, a motor causes the arms to spin, with centrifugal forces causing the ride vehicles to fly outwards. Each ride vehicle is equipped with a large rudder, allowing riders to control the motion of their vehicle. The minimum rider height requirement is usually 36 inches tall or more.
Although Flying Scooters are generally considered a mild ride, a skilled rider can "snap" the cables suspending the vehicle, and thus gain a more extreme and out-of-control experience. Snapping is caused by the cables slacking due to quick motions of the vehicle. Snapping is made easier on older and faster Flying Scooters rides such as the Flyer at Knoebels or others manufactured by Bisch-Rocco. Some newer models, such as those manufactured by Larson, are designed to prevent snapping. Snapping is sometimes discouraged due to maintenance and safety reasons, and in the case of some parks, snapping is punishable by the ride cycle being stopped early and the offending rider being removed from the ride.
|Flyer||Knoebels Amusement Resort||United States||Bisch-Rocco||Unknown||Operating|||
|Flying Fish||Story Land||United States||Larson International||Unknown||Operating|||
|Flying Scooter||Bland's Park||United States||Bisch-Rocco||Unknown||Removed|||
|Flying Scooter||Americana Amusement Park||United States||Bisch-Rocco||Unknown||Removed|
|Flying Scooters||Erieview Park||United States||Bisch-Rocco||Unknown||Operating|||
|Flying Scooters||Stricker's Grove||United States||Unknown||Unknown||Operating|
|Flying Scooters||Whalom Park||United States||Bisch-Rocco||Unknown||Removed|||
|Rowdy Roosters||Canobie Lake Park
Palisades Amusement Park
|S.S. Stingray||Jungle Jack's Landing||United States||Unknown||Unknown||Operating|
|Seabreeze Flyers||Seabreeze Amusement Park||United States||Unknown||Unknown||Operating|
|Spirit of Kitty Hawk||Frontier Village||United States||Bisch-Rocco||Unknown||Removed|
|Phantom Phlyer||Kennywood||United States||Bisch-Rocco||1937||Removed|
|Aerial Joy Ride||Hersheypark||United States||Spillman Manufacturing||1941||Removed|
|Flying Aces||Lagoon Amusement Park||United States||Bisch-Rocco||1941||Operating|
|Unknown||West View Park||United States||Bisch-Rocco||1946||Removed|
|Flying Scooter||Bushkill Park||United States||Bisch-Rocco||1950||Removed|||
|Flying Scooters||Playland Park||United States||Bisch-Rocco||1950||Removed|||
|Flying Scooters||Geauga Lake||United States||Bisch-Rocco||1958||Removed|
|Flying Eagles||Kings Dominion||United States||Bisch-Rocco||1975||Operating|
|Eagle's Flight||Holiday World||United States||Bisch-Rocco||1976||Operating|||
|Flying Scooter||Conneaut Lake Park
Euclid Beach Park
Old Indiana Fun Park
|Flying Eagles||California's Great America||United States||Larson International||2002||Operating|
|American Flyers||Lake Compounce||United States||Bisch-Rocco||2003||Operating|
|Frontier Flyers||Hersheypark||United States||Larson International||2003||Operating|||
|Air Crow||Indiana Beach||United States||Unknown||2004||Operating|
|Tink's Flying School||Oakwood Theme Park||United States||Unknown||2004||Operating|
Formerly Woodstock Gliders, Phantom Flyers
Formerly Flying Eagles, Flying Scooters
1972 to 2004
1940 to 1971
|Air Crow||Indiana Beach||United States||Larson International||2005||Operating|
|Flying Scooters||Camden Park||United States||Unknown||2006||Operating|
|Flying Aces||Idlewild Park||United States||Larson International||2007||Operating|
|Dragons Fly||Castle Park||United States||Larson International||2008||Operating|||
|Hornet's Nest||Darien Lake||United States||Larson International||2012||Operating|||
Formerly Flying Scooters
Fun Spot Amusement Park & Zoo
|Lakeside Gliders||Michigan's Adventure||United States||Larson International||2013||Operating|
|Screamin' Eagles||Great Escape||United States||Larson International||2013||Operating|||
|Surfside Gliders||Knott's Berry Farm||United States||Larson International||2013||Operating|||
|French Quarter Flyers||Six Flags America||United States||Larson International||2014||Operating|
|Lake Erie Eagles||Cedar Point||United States||Larson International||2014||Operating|
|Professor John's Flying Machines||Kentucky Kingdom||United States||Larson International||2014||Operating|
|Winged Warrior||Frontier City||United States||Larson International||2014||Operating|
|Cedar Creek Flyers||Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom||United States||Larson International||2015||Operating|
|Kong||Morey's Piers||United States||Larson International||2015||Operating|
|Woodstock Gliders||Kings Island||United States||Larson International||2015||Operating|
|Flying Eagles||Canada's Wonderland||Canada||Larson International||2016||Operating|
|Flying Eagles||Valleyfair||United States||Larson International||2016||Operating|
|Phoenix||La Ronde||Canada||Larson International||2016||Operating|||
|Woodstock Gliders||Worlds of Fun||United States||Larson International||2016||Operating|
|Wonder Woman Flight School||Six Flags Over Georgia||United States||Larson International||2016||Operating|||
|Flying Scooter||Fox Creek Amusement Company||United States||Bisch-Rocco||2016||Operating|
|The Mad Mocking Bird||Dollywood||United States||Larson International||2019||Operating|
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