A flying fox also known as a zip-line, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial rope slide, death slide, Tyrolean traverse. This canopy tour consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley. Flying Fox come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy. The Flying Fox has been used as a transportation method in some mountainous countries for many years. The term "flying fox" is most commonly used in reference to a small-scale zip line typically used as an item of children's play equipment.