KISHUGU LOWVELD AIR SHOW
In operation for more than 14 years
The Flying Lions Formation Team regularly grab headlines with their daring feats and magnificent aerial displays at air shows around South Africa. Sponsored by Puma Energy, the team consists of renowned pilots Scully Levin, Arnie Meneghelli, Ellis Levin and Sean Thackwray, and have been in operation for more than 14 years.
The Flying Lions have been operating since 1999 and are regarded as an essential act at every major air show across the country, using the world-renowned Harvard AT6 aircraft or ‘Texan’ in their shows. The Harvard is one of the most successful pilot trainers ever built, with more than 17 000 constructed between 1940 and 1954 alone.
With its inimitable magical sound and fitted smoke system to enhance the choreography of the display, the Harvard has huge spectator appeal and consistently draws massive crowds at aviation events around the country. A close-knit team that eats, drinks, sleeps and thinks flying, the pilots are tremendously dedicated in what they do and derive great pleasure and satisfaction from formation and display flying.