*sigh* I guess I'm the only one in a very small minority who really doesn't care for this up-charge ride at all. Not because I'm chicken, I have done it before; but the time is slowly coming for something new to take it's place.
Plus this ride was one of the rides that killed any good chances of the classic train ride returning (by taking place in the very same spot where the station was).
Moving my response from the Planet Snoopy thread:
A friend of mine worked the Skyflyer a few years ago. Although his paycheck was made out by Kings Dominion, he was trained by an outside company, which I believe was Skycoaster, Inc. I assume the manufacturer's involvement in the ride's operation implies that the ride is contracted.