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Skyhook, sky hook or skyhooks may refer to:




  • Skyhook (concept), an explanation of design complexity in the universe that does not build on lower, simpler layers


  • Hook shot, variant, the signature shot of Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Skyhook (boarding), a binding used in skateboarding and related sports
  • Skyhook (climbing), a hook used in technical climbing
  • Skyhook (skydiving), a device for quickly extracting reserve parachutes
  • Skyhook (tennis), a smash in which the Eastern grip used to hit the ball further behind the body than is normally possible


  • Airco DH.6, nicknamed Skyhook, an early (1916) ab initio trainer aircraft
  • Australian Autogyro Skyhook, also known as the Minty Skyhook Mini Chopper
  • Cessna CH-1, nicknamed Cessna Skyhook, a helicopter produced in the early 1960s by the Cessna Aircraft company that was marketed to the civil sector
  • Fulton surface-to-air recovery system, nicknamed Skyhook, a retrieval method by which a flying aircraft picks up a payload
  • a hook that clamps to the rungs of a non-extension type ladder which can then be "hooked" over the peak of a roof to use the ladder as a staircase on steep pitched roofs by a roofer
  • Skyhook (cable), an imaginary device used to lift an object on a long cable hanging from the sky
  • Skyhook (structure), a space elevator concept
  • Skyhook balloon, a type of unmanned balloon used by the United States Navy in the late 1940s and in the 1950s for atmospheric research
  • SkyHook JHL-40, an experimental combination airship/helicopter in development by Boeing, primarily for low impact logging
  • Skyhook (skydiving), a type of main-assisted reserve parachute deployment system
  • Skyhook theory, a theory used in some automobile suspensions
  • Skyhook Wireless, a technology company that invented hybrid location positioning