Flight Deck celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018, and many still consider it their favorite roller coaster at Great America. Originally called Top Gun and themed after the hit Tom Cruise movie about the Navy’s top aviator school, Flight Deck is one of the Bay Area’s most recognized attractions.
When reaching the top of the lift hill, rides can catch a wondrous view of the nearby home of the San Francisco 49ers, but it’s hard to focus on anything once the first drop takes place. Riders soar through a 360-degree vertical loop, two 270-degree after burn turns, a full-circle wingover and a zero gravity roll. If that's not enough, you take this 50-mile-per-hour flight in a floorless coach, suspended below the coaster's steel track. Riders may even feel as if their feet are about to skim the water of the lake below on Flight Deck’s final rush!
- Weighs in at more than 2.2 million pounds
- Accelerates to blinding speeds of up to 50 mph
- With trains suspended below the track, riders loop on the outside of the track instead of on the inside.