Rock O Plane
Debuting in 1947 by the Eyerly Aircraft Company, the Rock O Plane has truly stood the test of time on the carnival midway, putting smiles on people’s faces for over 60 years and accommodating 16 adults or 24 kids at a time, in eight cars.
Rock-o-Plane’s key feature is its unique rider-interaction - patrons can control their free-spinning seats with a >brake
During transport, the ride packs down to a single trailer - the main pole folds down on a hydraulic ram with 4 arms folding each length of it, and the cars unbolted and positioned underside (or above)
There are approx 30 units in the UK and around 40 in USA. At least 2 units were built under license in Australia in the 1960’s, while in 1999, a UK engineer developed a forward-facing seat arrangement, essentially creating a whole new ride experience.