LoL... We had a fish we called a skipjack (not really sure what kind of fish it is) growing up, and when we would drive the boat at night they would skip on the water infront of it and sometimes land in the boat... But there is an asian carp that is causeing alot of problems in the bigger lakes in the Northeast thats called the asian flying carp because it does the same thing, and has hit anglers while they hall butt across the lake.
I think skipjacks are related to shad. They are beautiful fish, with the scales on their sides such a bright silver color they flash like mirrors in the sun. I have caught hundreds of them, up to perhaps 2 lb., out of the Missouri River tributaries and they are loads of fun on ultralight tackle.