WELCOME

Sky Views of America was created with the vision to provide the World's

finest Giant Observation Wheels to the world's finest tourism destinations.

 

We bring over 50 years of experience in the industry and over 30 years of operation

of Giant Observation Wheels! Our founder, Guy Leavitt, started in the amusement

industry in the 1960s and currently owns and operates Ray Cammack Shows, Inc.

(RCS) of Laveen, Arizona. RCS is an amusement company known worldwide for

its great innovation and as a leader in the Amusement Industry.

 

For more than 30 years, RCS has held operations contracts with the country's largest

fairs and special events, where they operate over 80 rides, 70 games and many cafes.

 

RCS began their relationship with Bussink Wheels in 1984,

when they purchased their first Grand Wheel, an impressive 30-meter Wheel.

They have operated that wheel for the last 30 years and expanded their operation

to include a new R50 in the year 2001. R50 is the largest transportable Ferris Wheel

in the Western Hemisphere.

 

Guy has traveled the world with Bussink Wheels as an expert consultant

for stand-alone Observation Wheels in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Having mastered the operations of Giant Observation Wheels, Guy is now

focused on expanding operations to first-class tourism destinations.

 

 

OUR MISSION:

 To deliver the most unforgettable tourist attractions in America

  with the world’s most innovative observation wheels!

 

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE WORLD'S LARGEST

TRANSPORTABLE GIANT OBSERVATION WHEEL !

 

 Sky Views of America guarantees delivery of the world's best product.

 

 The new BUSSINK DESIGN R80 XL is the world’s largest transportable and

 series-produced Giant Observation Wheel. It was designed and developed

 over Five years by the most experienced and best qualified designers

 and engineers available in our industry.  The R80 XL represents the state

 of-the-art stand-alone tourist attraction. The design, engineering and

 manufacturing is based on a standard lifetime of 50 years and more.

 

 The R80 XL Giant Observation Wheel can be manufactured in two different

 versions. A stationary semi‐transportable version, the R80XL SV, intended

 for locations where the R80 XL can be installed as a more permanent or

 long term installation. The second model, the R80 XL SP is the fully‐

 transportable version that comes with its own compact base frame which

 supports the whole structure (30 x 35 meters dimension). This version is

 intended for operators that plan to move the R80 XL around.

 

 

KEY CHARACTERISTICS:

 

 All parts are designed to ISO shipping container dimensions.

 Installation is economic and efficient, using bolt and pin connection

 to avoid welding and to promote conservation on destination job site.

 

  *  Redundant control and network systems.

 

  *  Low cost maintenance and operation cost.

 

  *  Full automatic control with cabin-door monitoring.

 

  *  Latest Stop / Hold function for disabled passengers.

 

  *  4-year warranty & worldwide service support included.

 

  *  Capacity of up to approximately 1700 passengers per hour.

 

  *  Nonstop variable motion with up to four revolutions per hour.

 

  * Easy and friendly interface for the operator with TFT touch screens.

 

  *  Redundant / emergency evacuation system in case of a power failure.

 

  *  Automatic mechanical or electrical opening and closing of the cabin doors.

 

  * State-of-the-art communication system between passenger cabin and

      operator control.

 

  *  Qualified Operator / Maintenance Authorization identification system

      (ID card & finger print).

 

 

 Designed and engineered in accordance with German building codes

 for amusement attractions, German TUV approved and meets most

 required local and national codes.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

 

 R80 XL Observation Wheel -

 

  *  Wheel height                       -   250 ft. tall (78 meters)

 

  *  Wheel diameter                   -   242 ft. tall (74 meters)

 

  *  Height main axle                 -   132 ft. tall (40 meters)

 

  *  Passenger Capacity           -   432  -  Hourly capacity approx: 1700 passengers

 

  *  Power supply                      -   3 AC /N/PE ; 400/230V 50/60 Hz

 

  *  Number of cabins               -  27 (16 passengers) or 54 (8 passengers)

 

  *  Revolutions                         -   Variable speed from 2 to 4 revolutions per hour

 

  *  Base width & depth            -   29.3 m (approx. 96 ft) x  36.5 m (approx. 120 ft)

 

  * Drive & Control system      -   SIEMENS 8 x AC motors & drives dual

                                                         redundant PLC controlled

 

 With its unique six-column structure, the Giant Observation Wheel type

 R80XL rests on a compact footprint and is extremely efficient to handle and

 to install. A specially selected team of West European and North American

 suppliers guarantees the highest quality available for this high-end product.

 Devoted to their craftsman skills, our suppliers have a sustained record of

 excellence and reliability.

 As a result, the R80 XL operates with a minimum risk of down time.

 

 All observation wheels come with a state-of-the-art LED lighting package,

 giving the wheels a dramatic day or night visual appeal.

 Our observation wheels offer municipalities an exciting, versatile attraction

 that can be sited on most any footprint.

 

 

GALLERY

WELCOME TO OUR PHOTO GALLERY

PLEASE CHOOSE >

R80 XL - Frankfurter Ring (München) V1

R80 XL - Frankfurter Ring (München) V2

R80 XL - Frankfurter Ring (München) V3

R80 XL - München

R80 XL - Opening Estrella de Puebla (Mexico)

R60 SP - Wheel Of Brisbane (Australia)

R60 SP - Wheel Of Brisbane (Australia)

R80 XL - Sets the Scene,

(Music Video)

In Flames, Deliver Us

 

R80 XL - Sets the Scene,

(Music Video)

The Making Of Deliver Us

 

 

WELCOME TO OUR VIDEO GALLERY

 

     The following videos are of the R80 XL and  R60 SP Wheels - worldwide.

VIDEOS

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CONTACTS

SKY VIEWS OF AMERICA

 

Guy Leavitt

 

 

  Email:  guy@skyviewsofamerica.com

 

 

 

 

Charlene Leavitt

 

 

  Email:  charlene@skyviewsofamerica.com

 

 

Thanks for visiting,

More details coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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