Why Not Take a Flight?

Photo by John Patterson

Firehawk at Kings Kings Island is one of three of Vekoma’s Flying Dutchman roller coasters in the U.S.  Originally painted green and black and named X-Flight, this flying coaster once lived in northeast Ohio at the now defunct Six Flags Worlds of Adventure (or that park’s more familiar name, Geauga Lake).  Now in southwest Ohio, Firehawk still provides plenty of white-knuckle rides.

What do you think about flying roller coasters?

Bolliger & Mabillard’s flying coaster design may have proven to be a superior rival as evidenced by sales, but do you think Vekoma should get credit for producing theirs first?  If you’ve ridden both variants, which do you prefer?