America's first Fly By Wire comes to Texas

Posted Friday, May 26, 2000 6:31 PM | Contributed by 1badgmc

This is the third ride of its type and the first one to be located outside of New Zealand. It will be located just south of Ft. Worth in Burleson, Texas.

You lay on your stomach and pilot "planes" tethered to towers over 200 feet high. You have a 60hp motor behind you and have full control to fly anywhere within the hemisphere beneath the towers performing any sort of aerobatic maneuvers that you can. These rides in New Zealand can, at times, reach up to 106mph and fly as close as 4 feet from the ground.

For more information, see http://www.texasflybywire.com

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