Leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality amusement rides and attractions, Intamin Amusement Rides, has released details of its record breaking new Wing Coaster which recently opened at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – Flying Aces.
Over the last thirty years, Intamin has developed the most comprehensive range of roller coasters of any manufacturer in the world.
Flying Aces is yet another record breaking coaster from Intamin – a Wing Coaster incorporating the world’s tallest loop and steepest cable lift for a thrilling ride.
The idea behind the Flying Aces design originates in Ferrari history. Count Francesco Baracca was a famous Italian “Flying Ace” aviator of the 1900’s, who painted the Prancing Horse emblem on his bi-plane. His mother, a huge fan of Enzo Ferrari’s racing career, suggested that Enzo should put the emblem on his car to bring him good luck, thereby creating the famous Ferrari logo.
The Count’s story has not only inspired the overall theming of the Flying Aces coaster, for example the ride vehicles resemble biplanes. In addition, the ride experience itself has also been informed by the turns and loops of the Count’s acrobatic stunts, offering the rider a uniquely thrilling experience.
Flying Aces provides a 135 second thrill ride at speeds of up to approximately 120 km/h along the 1.5 km track. Intamin has used state-of-the-art technology to created the world’s tallest loop at 52 m and the steepest and fastest cable lift incline at 51 degrees.
Designed to mimic the extreme gravity-defying flight acrobatics of a biplane, the coaster includes a non-inverted loop, rapid twists and turns and 10 zero gravity airtime moments.
- An initial lift up to 63m up a record breaking 51 degree incline with -0.8g ejector airtime at the top.
- After a drop, riders speed through the first valley at approximately 120 km/h experiencing an acceleration of 4.6g.
- The world’s tallest loop (non-inverting) follows at 52 m with another period of airtime.
- From there the ride takes in high speed banking twists, turns and humps with more airtime and thrills, including an “extreme” 180 degree turn delivering a massive 4.8g of acceleration.
Length of running distance: approx. 1500 m
Max. height: approx. 63 m
Overall length: approx. 80 m / 262 feet
Overall width: approx. 12 m / 39 feet
Max. speed: approx. 120 kmph/33.3 m/s
Number of trains: 2
Number of vehicles per train: 7
Capacity per vehicle/train: 4/28 passengers
Ride experience: 135 sec
Capacity: 1008 passengers per hour
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