Returning to the sky: GEICO Skytypers set to perform at the Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show in Sanford

SANFORD, Fla. — The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team is returning to the sky.

The team will be performing at the Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 at the Orlando Sanford International Airport.

Organizers said the six World War II-era aircraft will perform an 18-minute flying demonstration during the air show.

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The skytypers create giant messages in the sky by flying in a tight formation.

The air show will be one of the country’s first airshows since many were canceled due to COVID-19.

This year is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the GEICO Skytypers vintage airplanes trained the “greatest generation” of pilots for WWII, organizers said.

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“Airshow spectators and aviation enthusiasts will witness our ‘warbirds’ perform a dynamic demonstration designed by team members who served in the U.S. military,” said Larry Arken, squadron commander and team flight lead.

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Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.