Among those taking part in the New York International Air Show Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25, at New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, New York, is the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team. A leading vintage air show performance squadron, the team will offer an 18-minute, low-level precision-flying demonstration, featuring six World War II-era aircraft.
“We are excited to reveal this season’s 20-maneuver demonstration,” said Larry Arken, squadron commander and team flight lead. “Airshow attendees will see first-hand what these ‘warbirds’ are made of.”
In addition to their air show performances, the team “skytypes.” Five aircraft fly in a line-abreast formation to produce 1,000-foot-tall messages that can be seen for 15 miles in any direction.
– Georgette Gouveia