JONES BEACH STATE PARK, Long Island (WABC) --The GEICO Skytypers,an air show squadron of 11 pilots who fly World War II era aircraft, will be taking to the skies for the 2016 Bethpage Air Show.
They're based on Long Island, but fly in air shows around the world, generating giant skytyped messages and performing low-level precision flying demonstrations.
The aircraft are the North American SNJ-12 originally built in 1940 and 1941 during World War II. The planes have been fully restored and modified for skytyping missions.
Eyewitness News recently rode along with the GEICO Skytypers during a practice run ahead of the Bethpage Air Show.
They will be performing at the air show during Memorial Day Weekend on May 28 and 29, 2016.
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Learn more about the GEICO Skytypers at www.geicoskytypers.com.