Flying Aces (roller coaster)

Flying Aces
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
LocationFerrari World Abu Dhabi
Coordinates24°29′03″N 54°36′16″E / 24.4841°N 54.6044°E / 24.4841; 54.6044Coordinates: 24°29′03″N 54°36′16″E / 24.4841°N 54.6044°E / 24.4841; 54.6044[1]
StatusOperating
Opening date24 February 2016 (2016-02-24)
General statistics
TypeSteel
ManufacturerIntamin
ModelWing Coaster (Intamin)
Lift/launch systemCable lift hill
Height63 m (207 ft)
Length1,500 m (4,921 ft)
Speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Inversions1
Capacity1,008 riders per hour
G-force5
Height restriction130 cm (4 ft 3 in)
Trains2 trains with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 28 riders per train.
Flying Aces at RCDB

Flying Aces is a steel roller coaster at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It was manufactured by Intamin and opened on 24 February 2016. It is the second Wing Coaster manufactured by Intamin and reaches a height of 63 metres (207 ft), has a maximum speed of 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph), and features 1,500 metres (4,921 ft) of track.[2]

Characteristics

Ride experience

Immediately upon leaving the station, riders begin to ascend the 63-metre (207 ft)[2] cable lift hill at an angle of 51 degrees and a speed of 30 kilometres per hour (19 mph).[3] The train then descends the main drop, reaching a maximum speed of 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph).[2] Immediately after the drop, the train then turns right and enters a 52-metre (171 ft)[2] non-inverting loop. The train then travels through several banked turns and hills before entering a heartline roll near the end of the ride. Shortly after the heartline roll, the train enters the final brake run.[4]

Trains

The trains used on Flying Aces feature seven rows, each seating four riders. This makes for a total capacity of 28 riders per train. Flying Aces is the second Wing Coaster by Intamin, following Skyrush at Hersheypark.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Google Earth". Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Marden, Duane. "Flying Aces  (Ferrari World Abu Dhabi)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Ferrari World's new aviation-inspired roller coaster breaks records". thenational.ae. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Flying Aces front seat on-ride HD POV 60fps Ferrari World Abu Dhabi". YouTube. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  5. ^ Marden, Duane. "Search results  (Wing Coaster)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
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