That's pretty much where the similarity ended. This show is much more fun and light. Even the villain is a bit flip. The animation isn't like the computer generated type of Skyland but it's incredibly smooth.
Personally, just from the one episode I saw, it's much more relatable than Skyland and just plain fun. I might have to watch this one.
From the website www.stormhawks.com:
This new high-flying adventure comedy series will transport viewers to a fantastical world where squadrons of high-flying Sky Knights battle to protect their air turf. Storm Hawks will air Mondays beginning June 4 as part of Cartoon Network’s summer programming line-up, where new episodes of hit shows premiere every Monday - Thursday at 7 p.m. (ET, PT).
No Sky Knight squad was more legendary than the STORM HAWKS—but that was before the dark forces of CYCLONIA put them out of commission. Now, five mismatched teens and their strange, furry sidekick have taken their quest, their gear and their name—and will send anyone who dares try and clip their wings into a serious tailspin! Armed with high-octane transforming flying motorcycles, these punks are dog-fighting some of the nastiest villains ever to hit the skies. Too young to have fear (or a pilot’s license), Aerrow, Piper, Finn, Junko, Stork and Radarr are burning rubber and cracking rudders on an adventure that will take your breath away... or just make you lose your lunch! From the tubular waves of Tropica to the snow-peaked mountains of Blizzaris, who knew that a dangerous quest could be this much fun!