In aeronautical terms, CAVU stands for Ceiling And Visability Unrestricted. Schnabel, founder of Premier Rides and a former president of both Intamin and Dynamic Attractions, believes his latest venture offers unrestricted potential in the parks and attractions industry.
He made many innovations in the aircraft industry. Early in his career, Schnabel worked for Messerschmitt, part of Airbus. What he learned about propulsion systems for aircraft and other motorised applications would later come in handy in the theme park business. In a long and successful career Schnabel has been at the forefront of innovation including introducing Linear Induction Motors (LIMS) for use on rollercoasters.