The forgotten flying coaster

Friday, September 20, 2002 7:08 AM
Does anyone have any pictures or info on Sky Trek, what was the world's first flying coaster. Anyone know where it operated? I have very little info on it and I need more for my article on the flying coasters. Any info is helpful, even if you only know the name of the country it operated in, please tell me!

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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Friday, September 20, 2002 9:45 AM

This is the only information that I've ever found on Skytrak:

http://www.coasterclub.org/en/fd/41/gs-skytrak.shtml

Enjoy!

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Friday, September 20, 2002 9:56 AM
http://rcdb.com/installationdetail954.htm
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Friday, September 20, 2002 10:15 AM

Not the same coaster, B&M Rocks. He's looking for a European flying coaster. The link Incidentalist supplied is useful, however.

-Nate

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Friday, September 20, 2002 10:40 AM
And we thought the Zamperla had poor capacity.....wrong!
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Friday, September 20, 2002 10:43 AM
True, gator. But, maybe that one didn't crush the esophagus! :)

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- Peabody

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Friday, September 20, 2002 10:49 AM

I wonder what the state of the coaster is. The end of the article states that both the coaster and the studio is closed to the public. But is it still standing or has it been demolished? I wonder if it runs for the employees, now that would be a perk! Too bad that this one and Birdmen are no longer operational. As much as I liked X-Flight and I'm sure when I get a chance I'll love B&M's interpretation of the flying coaster. The two earliest models looked to give great visuals and actually feel like you were flying. Partly because of the open train with one car and also because of the meandering course they took with nice swooping turns. I think I would have enjoyed both these coasters a lot, too bad I'll never get to ride them.

Also, what is the status of Birdmen? Is it still standing? Are they considering re-opening it? It can't be that hard to fix the flaw, can it? I always hate seeing SBNO coasters, even if they are killers.

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Friday, September 20, 2002 11:53 AM

Read this on Skytrak

Also, sorry to get off topic, but this site has woodie caled Antelope on it, and it says it was created by CCI?!!!

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

Boulder Dash-I'm just so happy to have you babe'

*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 9/20/2002. ***

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Friday, September 20, 2002 2:31 PM

Skytrak was way cool, see vertigos links for the rest of my opinion! as for Antelope, I read somewhere that it was a CCI designed constructed by local engineers Allot & Lomax who also build the steelwork for Blackpool attractions...

Skytrak was demolished before the park finally closed and was sold for scrap. Shame, cause it was about 15 mins walk from my flat!

Mail me if you want some better quality pics/ info 4 your project Vertigo.

*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 9/20/2002. ***

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Friday, September 20, 2002 3:03 PM
Antelope is not CCI. I remember reading an article about it when it opened. The park contacted CCI about a woodie, but the they couldn't aford it so it was entirely in-house, kind of like the woodies at Stricker's Grove. That site is mistaken.

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- Peabody

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Friday, September 20, 2002 3:55 PM
They couldn't afford a CCI? Wow, that's one cheap park!

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Friday, September 20, 2002 5:18 PM
Well, I think it's a really, really, REALLY small park!

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- Peabody

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Saturday, September 21, 2002 12:19 PM

Allott & lomax constructed the Antelope, and as I read, from a CCI design. Gullivers World is a small park in the middle of a retail park. Its part of a chain of 3 Gullivers' parks in the UK, Gullivers' world, land, and kingdom. All the parks are aimed at the under-10's, just the Antelope has gotta be the largest kiddie-coaster ever!

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