IN MEMORY OF
MORT ARKEN, SQUADRON COMMANDER
1924 – 2007
Mort Arken was a retired U.S. Army and U.S. Navy pilot with 30 years of military service. In 1969, he acquired six of the world’s eleven remaining 1940s SNJ-2 Navy fighter planes from Andy Stinis, the inventor of Skytyping.
For the last several decades of his life, Mort was the Squadron Commander of the East Coast Skytyping Team. In addition, Mort was the Air Group Commander for the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, where the GEICO Skytypers are the museum’s official WW II air group.