CP Overflights

Monday, August 2, 2004 8:35 PM
Hey everybody...I'm planning to fly to Cedar Point sometime soon, and by fly I mean doing all the flying myself (not letting Delta do it). I got my charts (maps) and found CP marked as many towers (the coasters), the tallest of which is 437 feet tall and still under construction. I'm not meaning to rumor, but what is under construction and 437 feet tall around there? Is it the top of Dragster's beacon? Just thought I'd throw that out there and see if anybody knows. And yes, I plan to take lots of pictures if anyone is intrested in seeing them later.
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Monday, August 2, 2004 8:45 PM
I think thats just telling you not to get to close.
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Monday, August 2, 2004 8:48 PM
I'm sure that the elevator support and the lightning rod are an extra 17 feet over the top of the track.
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Monday, August 2, 2004 10:33 PM
Getting too close, aka crashing, is not high on my to-do list...ever. Especially after an hour and a half flight. I guess it could be the elevator/ lightning rod of TTD, I just never really paid attention before. Its hard to see the height (17 feet) from the ground, and I have other priorities when riding. Could they count the extra 17 feet, or does it only pretain to track height?
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Monday, August 2, 2004 10:56 PM
Who knows. . . but imagine that.

Shooting up into Dragster's Top Hat to see a plane flying right above your head. That'd be nice and crazy.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2004 12:14 PM
437 is the height above sea level...not just Lake Erie level. The Great Lakes (IIRC) are all above sea level.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2004 12:32 PM
no, 437' is Above Ground Level....Erie County and Lake Erie are around 500' Above Sea Level, so 437' ASL would be underground.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2004 12:36 PM
In response to redman822, the great lakes are around 500+ ft. above sea level, so that would put the top of TTD over 900 ft. ASL. But, having said that, I don't have any explanation for the 437 total.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2004 8:18 PM
SMTWTFS...Just imagine a plane flying below you! Trust me, that pilot won't be me. As far as the Great Lakes are concerned, I think the chart did place them around 500 MSL. That makes 437 foot object is 437 feet above ground (AGL), or 937 feet MSL.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2004 10:54 PM
Didn't know if I was supposed to start a new post for this or not...The flight planning website that I use mentioned something about a shuttle that runs from the airport to CP for 8 bucks round trip per person. Anybody familiar with that? The posting was dated 2002 or 2003, so I wasn't sure if the shuttle is still in operation or not. Are there any other options for transportation? I know walking is out (causeway and the distance), and I'm not terribly found of taxis. Final question (last one, I promise), can you bring a flight bag (it has my charts, GPS, headset, and various flight stuff) into the park with me? I'd put it into a locker to avoid dragging it around all day. Thanks.
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 1:12 PM
ECHO...Echo...echo....
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 3:35 PM
Parks should use the height above Sea Level to break some records! Might win SFMM back the title? They need every advantage they can get.
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Thursday, August 5, 2004 8:37 PM
Nope, won't work Shawn. I believe SFMM is much higher above sea level than CP. Not that it matters...its only the height above ground that really counts. Underground tunnels not included of course.
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Friday, August 6, 2004 9:59 AM
If elevation above sea level were thrown into a coaster's total height, either the tallest coaster at Elitch's (5280'+ ASL)or some other coaster I don't know about in the Rocky mtns. might be the record breaker. Would anyone out there know the answer to this?
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Friday, August 6, 2004 12:17 PM
It says in his map that it's still under construction(old map) could it be the crane
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Friday, August 6, 2004 1:29 PM
Not to kill this topic, but, wouldn't flying over CP at a 'low' altitude be in violation of the Homeland Security Act?
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Friday, August 6, 2004 1:36 PM
I flew around Cedar Point two years ago, but didn't go below 1500ft.
-R
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Friday, August 6, 2004 2:15 PM
Rich, just curious, was that post 9/11?
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Friday, August 6, 2004 3:32 PM
Just guessing, but since he said two years ago and it's now 2004. That would mean that he flew over CP in 2002, definately after 9/11.
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Friday, August 6, 2004 4:05 PM
I am wondering about this because of the changes in what the FAA has determined to be no-fly zones. Is it true that some parks are protected by this rule, i.e. Disney World-Epcot?
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