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Flying Scooters, also known simply as Flyers, is an amusement ride consisting of a center post with ride vehicles suspended from arms attached to the center post. The ride dates back to the 1930s and 1940s when Bisch-Rocco manufactured the ride. In the early 2000s, Larson International revived the concept and is the sole manufacturer of current installations.
When the ride is in operation, a motor causes the arms to spin, with centrifugal forces causing the ride vehicles to fly outwards. Each ride vehicle is equipped with a large rudder, allowing riders to control the motion of their vehicle. The minimum rider height requirement is usually 36 inches tall or more.
Although Flying Scooters are generally considered a mild ride, a skilled rider can "snap" the cables suspending the vehicle. Snapping is caused by the cables slacking due to quick motions of the vehicle. Snapping is made easier on a faster Flying Scooters ride; however, some newer models are designed to prevent snapping. Snapping is sometimes discouraged due to maintenance and safety reasons.
|Air Crow||Indiana Beach||Unknown||2004||Operating|
|American Flyers||Lake Compounce||Bisch-Rocco||2003||Operating. Previously operated at many amusement parks including Kennywood.|
|Cedar Creek Flyers||Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom||2015|
|Dragons Fly||Castle Park||Larson International||2008||Operating|||
|Eagle's Flight||Holiday World||Bisch-Rocco||1976||Operating|||
|Flyer||Knoebels||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Operating. Relocated from another amusement park.|||
|Flying Aces||Idlewild Park||N/A||2007||Operating|
|Flying Aces||Lagoon Amusement Park||Bisch-Rocco||1941||Operating|
|Flying Eagles||California's Great America||Larson International||2002||Operating|
|Flying Eagles||Kings Dominion||Bisch-Rocco||1975||Operating|
|The Flying Eagles||Kings Island||Bisch-Rocco||1972||Closed in 2004. Relocated from Cincinnati's Coney Island Park. Later relocated to Carowinds.|||
|Flying Fish||Story Land||Larson International||N/A||Operating|||
|Flying Scooter||Bushkill Park||Bisch-Rocco||1950s||Closed|||
|Flying Scooter||Conneaut Lake Park||Bisch-Rocco||1997||Operating. Relocated from Euclid Beach Park.|||
|Flying Scooter||Bland's Park||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Closed in 2001|||
|Flying Scooter||Americana Amusement Park||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Closed in 2002.|
|Flying Scooters||Camden Park||N/A||2006||Operating|
|Flying Scooters||Erieview Park||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Operating|||
|Flying Scooters||Fantasy Farm||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Closed in 1986. Relocated to Fun Spot.|||
|Flying Scooters||Fun Spot Amusement Park & Zoo||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Operating. Relocated from Fantasy Farm.|||
|Flying Scooters||Geauga Lake||Bisch-Rocco||1958||Closed in 1999.|
|Flying Scooters||Playland[disambiguation needed]||Unknown||1980s||Closed in ??.|
|Flying Scooters||Stricker's Grove||N/A||N/A||Operating|
|Flying Scooters||Whalom Park||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Closed in 2000|||
|French Quarter Flyers||Six Flags America||Larson International||2014||Operating|
|Frontier Flyers||Hersheypark||Larson International||2003||Operating|||
|Hornet's Nest||Darien Lake||Larson International||2012||Operating|||
|Lake Erie Eagles||Cedar Point||Larson International||2014||Operating|
|Lakeside Gliders||Michigan's Adventure||Larson International||2013||Operating|
|Professor John's Flying Machines||Kentucky Kingdom||Larson International||2014||Operating|
|Rowdy Roosters||Canobie Lake Park||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Relocated from Palisades Amusement Park.|||
|S.S. Stingray||Jungle Jack's Landing||N/A||N/A||Operating|
|Screamin' Eagles||Great Escape||Larson International||2013||Operating|||
|Seabreeze Flyers||Seabreeze Amusement Park||N/A||N/A||Operating|
|Spirit of Kitty Hawk||Frontier Village||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Closed in 1980.|
|Surfside Gliders||Knott's Berry Farm||Larson International||2013||Operating|||
|Tink's Flying School||Oakwood Theme Park||N/A||2004||Operating|
|Woodstock Gliders||Carowinds||Bisch-Rocco||2005||Operating. Relocated from Kings Island.|
|Woodstock Gliders||Kings Island||Larson International||2015|
|ZZZFlying eagles||Cincinnati's Coney Island Park||Bisch-Rocco||1935||Closed prior to 1972. Relocated to Kings Island.|
|ZZZUnknown||Euclid Beach Park||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Closed in 1996. Relocated from Old Indiana Fun Park. Relocated to Conneaut Lake Park.|
|Phantom Phlyer||Kennywood||Bisch-Rocco||1937||Closed. Relocated to many amusement parks, ultimately ending up at Lake Compounce.|
|ZZZUnknown||Old Indiana Fun Park||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Closed. Relocated to Euclid Beach Park.|||
|ZZZUnknown||Palisades Amusement Park||Bisch-Rocco||N/A||Closed. Relocated to Canobie Lake Park.|||
|ZZZUnknown||West View Park||Bisch-Rocco||1946||Closed by 1977.|
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