Within the world of the Batman TV series from the 1960s, Adam West and Burt Ward's Caped Crusaders took to the skies in their Batcopter. It even made a memorable appearance during their Batman movie, when the Bright Knight had to break out the Bat-Shark Repellent Spray to fight off the world's most vicious rubber shark. While fans won't be able to recreate that particular moment from the Bat-mythos, they can take a ride in the original Batcopter thanks to Captain Eugene Nock, the current owner and pilot.
SYFY WIRE recently caught up with Nock for an up-close look at the Batcopter, which is now adorned with signatures from West, Ward, and Julie Newmar, one of the actresses who portrayed Catwoman on the show. Nock also shared a story about giving West and Newmar a grand entrance at a comic convention by flying them in the Batcopter to make their arrival a surprise for the fans.
While the Batcopter has proven to be a popular attraction at comic cons, Nock eventually realized that fans would be even more excited if they could take pictures of themselves while riding in it over the New Jersey Meadowlands with the New York skyline in the background. It's not quite Gotham City, but there are fewer supervillain plots to deal with!
Right now through July 8, the Original Batcopter is one of the flagship attractions at the State Fair Meadowlands, which is happening at MetLife Stadium. So if you're up for a fun flight, this is your chance.
Nock also shared the history of the Batcopter and the various TV shows it appeared on before relating the story of how he came to acquire this piece of television history. You can get the full story by watching the video below!