The world-famous GEICO Skytypers fly six vintage SNJ training aircraft to perform their 18-minute, close-formation flying demonstration, roaring over air show crowds with the unmistakable engine sound made famous by Hollywood war movies.
Our messages can be seen for 15 miles in any direction, depending on wind conditions," said Steve Kapur, GEICO Skytypers pilot and team marketing officer.
We know our sister speedboat team is the eight-time world-champion," said Larry Arken, Commanding Officer and GEICO Skytypers Flight Lead.
The GEICO Skytypers also plan to repeat a fan favorite; a race of all six SNJs against Bill Braack's 10,000 horsepower jet car at the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome, GA.
The GEICO Skytypers
fly vintage World War II "pilot maker" training planes call the SNJ, and also known as the T-6 Texan or the Harvard.
By adding the GEICO Skytypers to the lineup with the Black Diamond Jet and AeroStars formation teams, we have three major civilian demonstration teams scheduled to perform.
In addition to the GEICO Skytypers, there are more than 15 civilian aerobatic and ground performers, classic warbirds, music and family attractions planned for Wings Over North Georgia, including the Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic competition.
Air Show Team delivers a form of aerial messaging known as "skytyping.
GEICO is sponsoring the exhibition flying of the Skytypers Air Show Team at the event because as John Izzo, regional vice president for GEICO, noted, "The air shows are a good way for families to enjoy a bit of America's vast aviation history.
GEICO Skytypers has named the GEICO Gecko an honorary member of the squadron.
has named the GEICO Gecko an honorary member of the squadron and he will be appearing at the weekend event.
Don't miss the French Connection Husband and Wife Aerobatic Team, The Nicorette/Nicoderm CQ SNJ-2 Skytypers
, Jimmy Franklin and the world's only jet-assisted WACO, plus son Kyle's wingwalking act, Ann Arbor native Danny Clisham as the Voice of the Air Show and more