Geico Skytypers Air Show Team To Perform at the Florida International Air Show

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SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY OCT 25, 2019

The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, the leading vintage airshow performance squadron, will be performing at the Florida International Air Show. The team’s six WWII-era aircraft will perform a dynamic 18-minute, low-level precision-flying demonstration. “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.”

The GEICO Skytypers “skytype” by creating giant messages in the sky with five aircraft flying in a tight, line-abreast formation. The planes skytype by coordinating dot matrix-style messages with environmentally friendly puffs of white smoke. A computer located in the lead aircraft sends radio signals to the other planes and their white puffs of smoke create the “skytyped” messages that are often as tall as the Empire State Building and seen from a 15-mile radius.

Friday - Sunday, November 1-3 at the Punta Gorda Airport, Challenger Blvd., Punta Gorda, 33982.

Photo courtesy of The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team

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