GEICO Skytypers keep people guessing

By on July 27, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Posted in: Marketing & Communications

The GEICO Skytypers have been writing GEICO in the sky for several years now.  Recently, GEICO Direct Magazine talked with them about what they do, as you’ll see below.

Sky’s the Limit

Text messagers take note: The GEICO Skytypers are masters of the medium on a massive scale. Flying in tight formation at 10,000 feet, these skilled pilots maneuver their vintage World War II airplanes to create giant dot-matrix-style letters, some as tall as the Empire State Building. “It’s magical to watch,” says Commanding Officer Larry Arken, the squadron’s flight lead. “There’s a sky with nothing on it. You can hardly see the airplanes when they’re way up high. All of a sudden, you spot these white puffs of smoke forming letters. Everyone gets involved, wondering, ‘What are they going to write?’ ”

The GEICO Skytypers appear throughout the year at several GEICO events and sponsored air shows.  They love what they do and have even generated a following on Facebook. Make sure you let us know if you have seen GEICO in the air — if so, it was probably the GEICO Skytypers.