|“||A prototype with upgraded gliding capabilities.”|
|— Flavor Text • Kirby Air Ride|
The Flight Warp Star has the best flight ability of any non-legendary Air Ride Machine in the game. Once it takes off from a jump or drop, it is capable of flying indefinitely, and can easily gain enough altitude to reach the top of the City. It resembles and functions similarly to the Warp Star, but has significantly higher gliding prowess, slightly more top speed, and a more aerodynamic design that includes blue accents on its "wings" (which are aimed more toward the rear, to make it more resemble a plane) and in between its rear thrusters.
Because the Flight Warp Star is not available for use in any competitive mode, its purpose is to allow players to more easily explore the City and enjoy flying at their leisure, rather than to dominate City Trial opponents with its superior flight ability.