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Special Father's Day Team at OC Air Show

OCEAN CITY, Md. - A father and son performed together at the annual Ocean City Air Show on Sunday.

Bob and Ken Johansen are both members of the Geico Skytypers, a team of six pilots flying World War II planes and "typing" messages in the sky. Bob Johansen is Ken Johansen's father. Both used to be Navy pilots, and now work together.

"It's best expressed by all of my friends, they're just blown away that I get to do something like this with my son," Bob Johansen said. "I just constantly hear that and I feel blessed that I am. We have a good time."

A father/son team like this does very well because flying the skytypers is all about trust.

 "Flying with Dad really has developed into an incredible communication relationship," Ken Johansen said. "There are times during the show where I'm out front and I've got to lead him to the rest of the team and if the winds are different and I make a different turn or climb or descend differently, he knows exactly what I'm going to do."

Viewers were impressed with the talent the Geico Skytypers showed.

"It's pretty neat. It looks like it's a very difficult skill," Jeremy Werner of Easton said. "It looks like they're having fun with it too."

The pair love flying, but on this Father's Day, it's very clear, they love each other more than anything.

"I always wanted to go flying," the younger Johansen said. "I always wanted to be like dad, not a bad thing."

The Geico Skytypers will be performing in Oceana, Virginia this September.

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