Elite Pilots Writing In The Skies – Far More Challenging Than It Looks
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Every once in a while you will look up in the sky and see clouds that are shaped like familiar objects. But even more often you will look up in the sky and see messages written in the clouds. Those words in the sky actually have a long enduring history thanks to the group of aviators known as the SkyTypers.
There are many varieties of aerial advertising but it is hard to deny that writing in the sky is a pretty good attention getter. The SkyTypers have been writing messages in the clouds since 1932 and the legacy keeps going strong. Andy Stinis started the company with a single plane writing sky advertising for groups such as the Coca-Cola Company. As the years went by Stinis improved the techniques and trained more pilots in the craft which became known as Skytyping.
The planes fly alongside one another and release puffs of smoke at specific locations to recreate the appearance of letters. The Stinis family still runs SkyTypers and travels the world with a team of well-seasoned pilots to help deliver messages in the clouds. Check out this great video to see the team in action and learn about a great family history.