What It Is
Fly Wheels Flight is a simple but engaging classic toy. Pull the rip cord to launch one of the plastic flying propellors up to three stories high (around 30 feet or so). The Fly Wheels Flight Basic Pack comes with a launcher, rip cord, and two flying props: one red and one yellow. Attach one of the props to the launcher, pull the rip cord, and watch it fly. It has a built-in safety mechanism. When kids hold the launcher straight up and down or pointing away from themselves, the flying prop will fly. If kids hold the launcher so that it is pointing at them, the flying prop will not budge. This prevents kids from accidentally launching the flying prop at their face.
Why It’s Fun
Fly Wheels Flight is really a lot of fun. We were impressed by the height and distance we got when launching the flying props. It's easy to launch them, and we like the addition of the safety mechanism. This is a great way for kids to be active and outdoors.
Who It’s For
Fly Wheels Flight is for ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
There is also a Fly Wheels Flight Deluxe Pack that comes with one launcher, one rip cord, and five flying props. It is sold separately for $9.99.
Our Special Needs contributor Emily Vanek shares her thoughts on how this product might be a good choice for a Special Needs child.
Fine motor skills can be strengthened with this fun toy. putting the ripcord in place and pulling it out to release the propellor requires thought and hand eye coordination. Many autistic kids love things that spin, so this is sure to be an instant hit!