Air trains arrived at Alton Towers

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2001 6:31 AM | Contributed by Wayne_TowersTimes

Air, Alton Towers new flying roller coaster is well on target for the March 16th opening date. The track is now complete and the trains are on site.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2001 8:08 AM
I was looking at the pictures of the trains on and can't quite figure out from the one small picture of the restraints how the riders will be positioned.  DOes anybody know?
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 9:13 AM
It kind of looks like they may be inverted seats, but then the bottom of the seat will raise up so you will be prone...kind of the opposite of the Dutchman.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2001 9:25 AM
Please remember that the restraints have not been installed on the trains yet. That bar you see is the bar that the riders hold on to like all B&Ms have. The overall look of the train is impressive though.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2001 12:51 PM
Are those colors on the trains silver, or will it be a different color ?  And what is that large bar in the shape of a harness only in is really thin ?
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 2:16 PM

Here are some good drawings of the trains,I belive they are very accurate.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2001 2:49 PM
You are correct Spacecase8310...

with the exception of the restaints system (not installed) you sit in them and they swing backwards.. just like the pics Nitro230 linked...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2001 3:02 PM
Can any one please explain to me what Air does because I am not very good at reading lay outs.
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 4:30 PM
Air is a new type of flying coaster like the ones Vekoma builds but only better because it's built by B&M
Wednesday, December 12, 2001 4:15 AM
Yes I know what it is but what does it do. For example Batwing does a turn out of the staition goes up the lift a curving drop ect.
Friday, December 14, 2001 9:31 PM
I wish I could go out and try it.

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