Airtime describes that feeling you get on a roller coaster when you lift out of your seat. This is often experienced on the crest of a hill, especially when riding in the back seats of the roller coaster train.
Where to Experience Airtime
Some of the best airtime can be experienced on Wooden Roller Coasters. Wicker Man at Alton Towers and Megafobia at Oakwood Theme Park in Wales both offer good airtime experiences. Some of the best airtime can be experienced at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Lancashire. They have a great line up of classic wooden rollercoasters including The Big Dipper, Grand National and Nickelodeon Streak.
A camelback is a hump-shaped hill that travels in a straight line designed to lift riders out of their seats and provide a feeling of weightlessness, commonly known as airtime. Historically the word camelback was used to refer to a series of small humps which are a common finale on older wooden coasters such as the Grand National at Blackpool Pleasure Beach as featured in the video below. A modern roller coaster’s implementation of a camelback is a large hill, usually the second which provides a quick dose of airtime.