Help us name a new maneuver in the GEICO Skytyper Routine

Every air show performance needs a big opening number and this weekend the GEICO Skytypers are debuting a new maneuver to open their demonstration and the 2015 airshow season. “We love showing audiences what this vintage gem of a warbird can do,” says veteran Skytyper and solo pilot Tom Daly. “We’d never change our entire […]

The Lure of Oshkosh

Above a particular highway  in Wisconsin each summer the skies swarm with small airplanes, like mosquitoes. On the side of the highway squats an RV campground called Osh Vegas. But what happens in Oshkosh does not stay in Oshkosh. It spreads, in waves of unintended consequences and inspiration, around the world — even reaching a […]

No better way to celebrate Father’s Day

Skytyper pilot Ken Johansen doesn’t mess around with ugly neck ties or corny Hallmark cards for Father’s Day – he just goes flying with his dad. Of course it helps that his father is fellow Skytyper Bob Johansen and that they’re both experts in flying the vintage WWII trainer plane known as the SNJ-2 or […]

GEICO Skytypers: Tweeting before Twitter was Cool

Only five years ago, a tweet was something most people thought only birds did. Today is the 5th anniversary of Twitter – the social media messaging program that taught the world how to type a message in 140 characters or less. But the GEICO Skytypers had a long head start – they’ve been typing short […]