A GEICO Skytyper Pilot has died after his SNJ crashed shortly after takeoff from Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, New York. The crash took place in Melville, New York, just north of the airport where the famous Skytypers were based for this past weekend’s Memorial Day Air Show over Jones Beach. The team also calls Republic Airport their summer home in between air shows.

 Photo courtesy of Lauren Peller

Photo courtesy of Lauren Peller

The GEICO Skytypers were scheduled to perform this weekend at the NAS Pax River Air Expo in Patuxent River, Maryland. The name of the pilot is unknown at this time, and it is unlikely the team will perform this weekend. Stay tuned to our page for the latest updates.

 Photo courtesy of Lauren Peller

Photo courtesy of Lauren Peller

 Photo courtesy of Lauren Peller

Photo courtesy of Lauren Peller