The Original Batcopter Flies Again!


You can take to the skies in this vintage vessel!

If you live in the Midwest or Northeast, or plan on visiting these areas this summer, here’s your chance to ride in Batman’s main means of transportation (in the air anyway).

The original Batcopter used by Adam West and Burt Ward in the Batman TV series and Batman: The Movie (1966) has been restored to flying condition. And the thanks belong to Captain Eugene Nock, A.T.P. and his wife Jessica Nock. The copter is currently at the State Fair Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., across the Hudson River from the Gotham of the real world called New York City.

And you can ride in this protector of the skies now through July 10 for just $50 (with the exception of June 26 due to a soccer tournament event at MetLife Stadium). In addition to rides, the Nocks will be selling commemorative Batcopter t-shirts.

If you miss the Batcopter in New Jersey, you can see it at the locations below:

Rotors ‘n Ribs Fly-In, Goshen, Ind.: July 15-16 (Flying. Rides available.)

Cleveland National Air Show: Sept. 3-5 (Flying. No rides.)

Cincinnati Comic Expo: Sept. 23-25 (Not flying.)

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show, outside Detroit: Aug. 20-21 (Flying. Rides available.)

To learn more about the Batcopter, click here!

Kevin Gunn

Kevin is married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren. He lives in Louisville, KY. He loves all things related to DC Comics, even movies that get a bad rep like "Batman & Robin" and "Catwoman". Kevin began writing for the site in 2015 as a Staff Writer. His passion for writing stories caught the eye of the editorial staff, and earned him a position as Assistant Editor. He has a degree in Communication from the University of Louisville. His favourite DC hero and villain are Black Lightning and Black Manta respectively. Kevin tries to exemplify being a hero everyday by helping others. Something interesting about him: he was a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune". - Follow him on Twitter - @captsigma