AIR trains in motion over Alton Towers

Posted Tuesday, February 26, 2002 5:22 AM | Contributed by Wayne_TowersTimes

SW5live.com has just updated with photographs of the AIR trains on the track and testing at Alton Towers.

Link: SW5LIVE

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 5:28 AM
Yummy!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 5:31 AM
*Drools*
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 6:32 AM
It opens in 17 days, and there just now testing. Maybe I'm seeing something wrong.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:04 AM
Is that from your vast experience in building, testing and opening roller coasters?

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:07 AM
ROFL, Jeff. 
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:26 AM
Air has now been testing for over 2 or 3 weeks not just yesterday. I think B&M have also handed air over to alton now so final lanscaping can be completed in time for the 16th. It will be ready! Alton are pretty well organised in that department considering this is the end of about 4 years of development.

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I hear something COLLOSUS coming. Cheese at its best hey!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 8:56 AM
air has been testing since jan 10th
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 8:58 AM
Agreed!  Oblivion looked a wreck a week before opening ( as shown on many TV progs)  and was immaculate on opening day. Doubtless the same trick will be pulled off here, especially given all the likely media coverage.  Any word on Min / max height restrictions yet? It would be a real blow not to be able to ride this thing.....
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 9:12 AM
AIR has been testing for weeks! I spoke to someone who rode it about a month ago, and all they said was that we won't be disappointed!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 10:00 AM
Dang, that is some serious articulation between the rows on the in-line twist! Looks GREAT!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 11:02 AM
I don't care what you say.......B&M has mastered the flying experience. I mean that thing has sharp roll overs, great dives, wonderful turns, and it also looks like it is what a REAL flying coaster should be like.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 11:04 AM
god if thats trueI gotta go to england soon or somethings gonna die
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 11:47 AM

or just go to Atlanta in the spring.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 1:15 PM
Yep. SFOG Ho!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2002 7:30 PM
Wait, so people have already riden it?
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 1:32 AM
Its look much better than I thought it would. I was concered that the train may have been ugly.

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Chris Knight
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That's not roughness that intensity

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 4:37 AM
Do the trains for Air (or B&M's flying model) recline only in the station or can they recline while ascending the lift hill? 
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 6:00 AM
Yes, some engineers from the various companies involved in building it have ridden it already.

As far as I know the "seats" recline whilst you are in the station, but don't quote me as I'm not 100% certain.

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