Eyerly Aircraft Company
Continuing on from my post last week (Venture Ride Mfg.
) about funny old flats, I am looking back now at the generation of flat rides that were a little before my time. I come from the Pirate, Enterprise & Wave Swinger generation but these go way back even before those. Eyerly Aircraft Company
from Salem, Oregon is the makers of these really old contraptions you see at some traditional parks but mostly fairs and carnivals.
They make such rides as the Loop-O-Plane, Rock-O-Plane, Roll-O-Plane, Sidewinder, Octopus, Spider, and Monster.
My parents took me to Lagoon
in Salt Lake as a kid several times and every year I would try to be brave enough to ride the Hammer (Loop-O-Plane). They ended up taking the ride out before I actually ever rode it, but I did ride their Roll-O-Plane before they took it out and still ride the Rock-O-Plane every time I visit.
The Monster is one of my all time favorite flats. I used to ride it every time I went to Magic Mountain
as the "Jolly Monster" I also never missed "Mo-Mo the Monster" at Six Flags over Georgia