The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, a flight squadron of six vintage WWII planes, performed an air show for Connecticut, Long Island, and NYC on Tuesday, May 5th, one week after the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flew over NYC.
Like last week’s event, this air show was also in honor of essential workers, first responders, and anyone effected by COVID-19. The event went from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
The planes left giant, positive and uplifting messages in the sky through their process of “skytyping.” According to a press release about the event, this process involves five planes flying in a tight formation which create dotted messages made of environmentally friendly puffs of smoke.
“We can’t think of a better way to thank all New Yorkers for their commitment to health and safety, especially those on the front lines,” says Larry Arken, squadron commander and team flight lead of the GEICO Skytypers. “We will deliver messages of hope and gratitude to the city during these unprecedented times.”
Here are some views of the messages from the Upper West Side – taken by @dannydalypix.
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