WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – We’re still a few days away from the Westfield International Air Show, but 22News has an early look of what it’s like to fly in a vintage WWII aircraft.
22News Reporter Tashanea Whitlow suited-up Thursday morning to take a flight with the world-famous Geico Skytypers. The team’s air show route includes low-level precision flying and more than 20 combat tactics and maneuvers commonly used during WWII and the Korean Conflict.
The 75-year-old aircraft are housed and maintained in Farmingdale, New York. They’ve been retrofitted to type giant messages in the sky, and are able to produce 1,000 foot tall messages in a wingtip-to-wingtip formation.
See Tashanea take flight on 22News tonight starting at 5:00.