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Flyin Phil

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Flyin Phil last won the day on June 11 2019

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  • Birthday 09/01/1969

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    Hunterdon County, New Jersey
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    Flying a Cessna 172 Skyhawk for Aerial Photography and Riding Roller Coasters

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  1. Good eye there Harry. I forgot about Chaos and thought it was the Enterprise. I see some areas I want to concentrate on during my next flyover, but that won't be until July.
  2. Do you remember the Joust-A-Bout, the Enterprise and other rides from yesteryear? Well, chances are they are still at the park and located in what Great Adventure fans call The "Bone Yard". It's an area along Route 537 adjacent to the theme park, though it is PRIVATE PROPERTY, so please don't try to investigate on foot. That's what airplanes are for The photos can be found HERE (just scroll down past other areas of Great Adventure that I shot today)... Enjoy !!!
  3. Flyin Phil here...I was over the park today and shot Wonder Woman in action, along with other areas of the park, including many of the "Bone Yard"... Enjoy ! See the photos HERE
  4. Here is my OWN version of a "Park Map" from Tuesday (5/8): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AW5oqw1TdlfluzcbNXotekbYl2zja4wM?usp=sharing
  5. Just a few aerial views of Cyborg from this past Tuesday (5/8): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1e1Vn4lLuZ8os1T3QzdUSlvDbksmq5rAw?usp=sharing
  6. I was flying over the park this past Tuesday (5/8) and noticed a large swath of trees recently cleared from the back woods, adjacent to the safari area. Does anyone know what this could be for? I'm thinking a solar farm? See the photos below: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1F92NfzMh4N_QO8TOBsq2sdxAD_INH7jy?usp=sharing
  7. So, what about the "Virtual Loop" that was advertised??? I guess it wasn't that spectacular since no one even mentioned it in their report (unless I missed it). Seems like an exciting ride, though. I'll post some aerials of this section of the park after my next flyover.
  8. ...Unless the announcement includes a selection of FLAT rides or other attractions in addition to the Dark Ride. We can only hope !!!
  9. Awesome...My Birthday !!! OK Six Flags, I want a B&M Coaster; Nothing less
  10. Hi everyone, I know it's been a while, but I have some recent aerial photos to share of the park in general, and more importantly, construction taking place along the lakefront to make way for Total Mayhem in Summer 2016...Here are the two galleries you can view: August 30 and October 11 Enjoy !!!
  11. I know the gondolas drop independently and of course when various weighted people are in them they will fall at different rates, but I meant with the gondolas unloaded (no people riding) in testing, one of them ALWAYS lagged behind the other two. This does not happen any more.
  12. I went yesterday for the media event and was turned around at the security gate. I called the park and they gave me a complimentary ticket for the day with free parking, which was nice !!! I think there is more to this debacle than simply a lazy inspector or kickbacks. If you notice on the earlier footage of the ride testing, the gondola closest to El Toro would hang up a bit on the descent while the two other gondolas descended at the same rate. I watched them test the ride yesterday and now ALL three gondolas descended together. It seems to me there were adjustments that still needed to be made to have them drop "Together". Nothing official here....Only my observations !!!
  13. How many months of planning went into this decision to place multiple drop towers on Ka's spike, and no one questioned the safety of doing these drops with the trains launching? Or perhaps they did, since they were advertising this almost immediately after announcing their newest attraction. Corporate "must've" had conversations with state safety inspectors about all of this, or did they? I can see it now...Do a drop cycle, launch a train, do a drop cycle, launch a train, etc, etc...I hope it doesn't come down to this since it would be super cool to have a train launching while you are ascending the spike, but if safety is the issue here, than I'm all for alternating launches with drop cycles...
  14. Hi Everyone, This is my last 2012 operating season update before we get into the winter construction updates I generally provide. There's not that many pictures this time, but nonetheless, I hope you find them appealing. You can find them on my BLOG HERE I hope you enjoy !!!
  15. Hi everyone, On my latest flight over Great Adventure, I have documented the Wild Safari as I have never done so before, complete with 24 Aerial Photos of this vast, 350 acre wild animal wilderness in the Jackson, New Jersey woods. See my BLOG entry HERE !!! Enjoy
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