Prepare for air... Assume the position ... Now fly , fly , flyyy ...
Everyone wants the ability to fly. To swoop high in the clouds and feel a sensation that is reviving but still thrilling. The ability to ride air.
Air , to me , i think is one of the most relaxing coasters i have ever been on in my entire life.
Who said you need terror to thrill you ?
With air , you can still have a great time on a rollercoaster. But instead of scring yourself stupid , you can relax on air. which by the way , is a great ride in Alton , if you want to calm down on..
Once seeing air , it looks quite big. And you don't know really what it will be like. However the unique ability to ride a rollercoaster , in a flying position , fascinates you. And your eager to ride!
Once queing , it isnt fairly long... And as you pass through , you get seperrated into different ques. Single rider que can also be accsesed. If you que t the left you end up starting on the left station , and finishing on the right station. If you proceed to the right , you start up on the right , and finish on the left!
So once you are in the que , near the station you get to choose wether you want any seat , or just the front seat. I always go for front , as it feels like your less crammed in. As your train awaits , you climb aboard. The restraints are extremely awesome , and just look weird and wondeful. So by sitting down , you place your legs into the foot lock. you pull down the harness ( which can be awkward ) and your ready! As the staff check the restraints are locked , teal lights glow on . It goes dark , and the trains then tip. Into the lieing down position.
At first , it can feel strange , and quite unsafe. But once you get moving , you find it feels much more nicer. As you proceed to the lift , you go through the tunnel , and cant help but notice the oil spillages , and litter in there. But hey , were here for the ride feeling !
So up we climb! Suddenly the steps , underneath you , in the tunnel drop out , and you are hangin , in the air , above watching by-standers. You start to climb higher , and higher. And at this point you start to think : if anything went wrong, or the bars came undone , you could actually fall out!
Ignoring this , you start to tip forwards , and begin your flight. The first drop , picks up some speed , and you find yourself sropping down into some lush , green grass below. Quickly you rise , and tip onto your back. You find your self looking up at the sky , flying , and dropping down , all at the dame time! It truly is a nice expierience. And to be honest , it isn't at all scary! And on a sunny day , it's truly lovely , and relaxing. You quickly turn back to your front , and dive underground , you then quickly rise back up again and mearly mimss the trees at the side!
As you turn around , you look ahead and see the barrel roll infront. You quickly turn over and roll , which produces a nice , weightless feeling. As you swoop over the station , you do some nice manouvers , and drop then lift then drop again , onto the nice green grass banks. You then turn round a quite forceful overbank curve , looking out toward the car park. As you turn again , and enter the brakes , only just missing the rocks sticking out in the ground , you slow to a stop.
I just flew!
It feels great afterwards and really feels like you have just been on a flight!
As the train reaches the station you return back to the normal position , and try to lift yourself out of the comfy restraints.
Looking out onto air , you can't help but feel revived , and ready to go on some bigger rides now! A truly awesome feeling , and the most relaxing coaster ride. EVER :mrgreen: