Airplanes Waterskiing

Courtesy of Dick O’Brien, Bob Earl, Eugene Evans and Ray Schrecengost


Pilots Hone Their Skills For Upcoming Airshow Season.
Photography by Frans Dely/

Early morning anglers are treated to the spectacle of four T6 Harvard
Aircraft from The Flying Lions Aerobatic Team waterskiing across the
Klipdrift Dam near Johannesburg South Africa.

Lead by Scully Levin, with wingmen Arnie Meneghelli, Stewart Lithgow and
Ellis Levin, this renowned air-show display team rehearse a sequence
for the newly launched "Aviation Action" television program on Super-sport.
Arnie Meneghelli from Academy Brushware, owner of the aircraft, had this to
say, "What we did today I believe is a world first. It illustrates that
South African air-show pilots are amongst the best in the world".

This unusual act, approved by the South African Civil Aviation Authority
(CAA), and supported by Castrol Aviation, was meticulously planned and
took place under the watch-full eye of divers and paramedics that were on