Whirlpool Aero Car

By on December 10, 2013

The Whirlpool Aero Car (formerly known as the Spanish Aero Car) features a Spanish designed cable car, suspended high over the Niagara River Whirlpool. The cable car provides its passengers with exquisite views of the Niagara River, Niagara Gorge, Niagara Rapids, and the Niagara Whirlpool.

The Whirlpool Aero Car has been in operation since 1916. The trip begins on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, about 250 feet in the air. A quarter of a kilometer into the trip the cable car will stop, directly above the Niagara Whirlpool, approximately 150 feet in the air. At this point, the cable car is actually in United States airspace! The cable car then continues its journey to the far end of the cables, also on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, and then returns to its point of origin. The entire trip takes about 10 minutes to complete. The span of the aero car cables is 1770 feet.

The Whirlpool Aero Car was designed by Leonardo Torres Quevedo (1852 – 1936). Leonardo was an creative Spanish engineer whose creations include algebraic machines, remote control devices and dirigibles.

For a truly awesome experience be sure to visit the Whirlpool Aero Car, 10 miles downstream from the brink of the falls.