Red Bull founder takes to the skies

AS WE announce our prize draw winner for a free family ticket to the Duxford Flying Legends 2011, another major display team as been confirmed for the big event.

AS WE announce our prize draw winner for a free family ticket to the Duxford Flying Legends 2011, another major display team as been confirmed for the big event.

Organisers at The Fighter Collection and Imperial War Museum in Duxford have announced that The Flying Bulls will be making their debut UK air show appearance at Flying Legends 2011 on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July – it will be their only visit to the UK in 2011.

Founded by the same man who launched the Red Bull drinks company the Bulls are a Lockheed P-38 Lightning and a Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair. Both will intertwine in the Cambridgeshire skies to perform a stunning display as part of an unrivalled programme of aerial excitement.

The Bulls is a collective of aviation enthusiasts with a passion for rare historical aircraft and helicopters and a knowledge of conservation and restoration that is second to none.


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Their story began in the 1980s when founder Sigi Angerer, a Tyrolean Airways pilot, found a North American T-28B and took it back to Innsbruck, Austria, for restoration.

He soon added a Grumman G44 Widgeon and the legendary Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair to his collection.

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The Corsair brought together Angerer and Dietrich Mateschitz, founder of Red Bull, and not only gave Mateschitz the inspiration for the ‘Red Bull Gives You Wings’ slogan, but also led to the formation of The Bulls, whose technical excellence and iconic style has become internationally inspirational ever since.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see them in action – magnificent aircraft flown by exceptionally talented pilots.

Tickets can be purchased online at iwm.org.uk/duxford or by calling the box office on 01223 499 353.

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