I rode Bates' unit a few weeks ago at the Franklin County (OH) Fair.
It's a nice ride, but the load time is painful. First of all, it can only load half the tubs at a time because there is no access ramp on the high side of the ride; second it seems that the lap bar switches were ridiculously finnicky about indicating "OK".
The ride is rather neat. The top of the ramp has a funny little dip in it so that the ride bounces twice. It's a decent ride, a lot better in my opinion than the Mega Bouncer that is supposed to have the same kind of action (but doesn't...its acceleration profile is upside-down).
That said, on Sunday I was at Kennywood and I rode the Flying Coaster. You know what? Catch'N'Air is a good ride, but the Flying Coaster is better. Not only that, but the Flying Coaster can load seven tubs on the ground, with only two steps up to the one on the ramp. There are no interlock sensors on the lap bar, but the safety locking system is incredibly clever, really low-tech, and just as effective as the much more complicated system on Catch'N'Air. The Flying Coaster only has one bounce, and it doesn't go backward, but overall I think it's still a better ride.
That said, I'm really glad Majestic finally remade it, and unlike Chance's disasterous attempt at a Flying Scooter, Majestic didn't really screw the ride up too badly.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.