Riding The Flightline At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Flightline Safari is 2/3 mile long zip line at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The line soars as high as 160 feet above the ground with rhinos, deer and the people eating animals in the fields below. It’s one of the many attractions the zoo offers. It’s not cheap by any means. A single flight cost $112 per person. However, the zoo is a non-profit and the money goes to their conservation efforts so you shouldn’t feel too bad for getting gouged.

The Flightline experience includes gear, an orientation, and a “fledgling” line to practice taking off from a platform and successfully landing. This first Flightline run is 470 feet long and will reach a top speed of about 20MPH.

Once “fledged,” you board a truck for a ride to the upper launch area of the main Flightline. Once you learn the ropes, the guide hooks your harness onto the cable trolley and you’re ready to fly over a bunch of angry animals that would like nothing more than to take a bite out of you. You’ll reach a maximum speed of 50MPH during the flight.

You can choose to record your flight by renting a Flightline Go Pro Helmet Cam. I chose to record it with my iPhone instead. This made my flight a little more exciting since the guide kept telling me to keep both hands on the trolley. That’s kinda hard to do when you’re holding an iPhone. 😛

Another interesting thing about the Flightline is it seems to defy the laws of physics. Everyone should zip down the line at the same speed. However, I was able to catch up to and pass Ashley on the way down. Enjoy the videos.


15 thoughts on “Riding The Flightline At San Diego Zoo Safari Park”

  1. Abhik says:

    That sounds like an awesome experience 🙂

  2. AbdullahKhan says:

    great man

  3. post free ads says:

    great place

  4. Tindor says:

    I’m kind of afraid of heights, She did it well.

  5. GuysGab says:

    If you liked that, you should check out BC Flightlines the next time you’re in Las Vegas.

    We visited Bootleg Canyon when we were in town for SEMA back in November, and it was INSANE! Check out the post we did about it here: http://www.guysgab.com/guys-gab-visits-nevadas-bootleg-canyon-flightlines/

    1. John Chow says:

      @GuysGab That looks like a lot of fun. I will give it a try the next time I’m in Las Vegas.

      1. GuysGab says:

        @John [email protected]

        Awesome.. Make sure you bring a GoPro with you or something, as you’ll need your hands to operate the hand brakes at the end of each run. (You come in at 60+ MPH)

        1. John Chow says:

          @GuysGab Cool. I recently won a GoPro so I’ll use that. 🙂

  6. fas says:

    You are really crazy JOhn, really very very crazy!

    1. John Chow says:

      @fas Crazy for riding it or crazy for filming it while riding it? 🙂

  7. GordonAttard says:

    Hi John! What plugin or code are you using for the Subscribe via email form? Thanks

    1. John Chow says:

      @GordonAttard It’s not a plugin. It’s a feature of Aweber. http://www.johnchow.com/aweber

      1. @John [email protected] I really like that layout – how well does it convert?

        1. John Chow says:

          @Steve @ Canadian Personal [email protected] Extremely well!

  8. John Chow says:

    The worst thing that can happen is you die.

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