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GEICO Skytypers

The GEICO Skytypers are a flight squadron of six vintage SNJ-2 WWII era aircraft performing precision flight maneuvers at the 2019 New York International Air Show. The diverse flying expertise of the team members aligns perfectly with the unique components of their overall performance.   The World Famous GEICO Skytypers airshow team is a flight... View Article


The GEICO Skytypers are a flight squadron of six vintage SNJ-2 WWII era aircraft performing precision flight maneuvers at the 2019 New York International Air Show. The diverse flying expertise of the team members aligns perfectly with the unique components of their overall performance.

 

The World Famous GEICO Skytypers airshow team is a flight squadron of six WWII-vintage U.S. Navy SNJ trainers . The team performs a thrilling, low-altitude, precision-formation flying demonstration filling the sky and coming from all directions to provide spectators a unique viewing experience while showcasing the tactical maneuvers utilized in the Second World War.

 

In addition to their air show performances, the GEICO Skytypers also “type” giant messages in the sky. Known as the world¹s largest text messages, skytyping is 17 times faster than skywriting and produces a letter every four seconds in a dot-matrix pattern. The messages are as tall as the Empire State Building, can extend up to 8 miles in length, and are visible up to 15 miles in any direction — or for nearly 400 square miles. In between air shows, these messages can often be seen at major events and venues in the Northeast near the team¹s home base at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY.


  1. Bill says:

    Why was there only 5 on the first day of the New York Air Show? I was very disappointed at the number of routines that they did not do because of the missing #6 plane.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Bill, occasionally some of our acts may have to make an alteration in their usual lineup due to unforeseeable issues such as mechanical or personnel challenges. We’re sorry you were disappointed, but hope you’ll come out to see them again at next year’s show!

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi there, unfortunately due to the volume of guests, the Geico Skytypers are unable to take special requests. However from them and all of us, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Harold and Joanne! Thanks for celebrating with us by coming to the show!

    • NY Air Show says:

      These planes are six vintage SNJ-2 WWII-era aircraft, so yes, likely the same type of plane you went up in.

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