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My guess is that it's similar to a B&M invert. A platform is positioned uder the row, the seats are manually lowered, the restraints manually released, then the riders get off and walk down the stairs.

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Is there a platform under ALL the flyer lifts? I don't remember their being one on SFGAdv's S:UF, but I may be horribly mistaken.

 

EDIT: No, I was right. There is no platform , just a very small catwalk off to left. There is nothing underneath you when you go up that lift, just the ground. How would you get evacuated from that?

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I know with AIR at Alton Towers, there is a set of electrically operated stairs that moves up and down the lift underneath where the train would be, I have never seen an evac done, but I have seen the platform.

 

 

The evac lift runs between the two black runners seen above.

 

 

You can see the evac platform currently about half way up the lift.

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Is there a platform under ALL the flyer lifts? I don't remember their being one on SFGAdv's S:UF, but I may be horribly mistaken.

 

EDIT: No, I was right. There is no platform , just a very small catwalk off to left. There is nothing underneath you when you go up that lift, just the ground. How would you get evacuated from that?

 

It's a platform that is only big enough for one row at a time, and can be moved up and down the lift accordingly. Watch this video and from 0:04-0:08 you can easily see the platform sitting at the bottom of the lift.

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This is sort of off topic, but I don't think it deserves its own thread. Whenever I rode Thunderhawk at GL I always wondered how they would evacuate the train from the lift of a Vekoma SLC.

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Speaking from first hand experience, B&M flyer evac has two or three ride ops come out to the train. One with a really long screw pole thing goes to the back of each row and manually releases the fly-position lock bar. Then the ride ops will push the row into a sitting position (or you'll swing forwards like the above video) where they will unlock your restraints using a T-handle key, lift the shin restraint lever and by press a release mechanism behind the seat. Then you hop out of the train and they guide you back to the station. Evac on lift hill I assume is a very similar process.

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