Sigi Angerer

Legendary pilot and father of the "Flying Bulls"

There are people you could listen to forever when they tell stories, and Sigi Angerer is one of them. What makes him stand out from many another accomplished storyteller is that he actually experienced the adventures in his planes.

The history of the Flying Bulls is inextricably associated with Sigi Angerer and starts back in the 1980s. At this time Sigi Angerer, a Tyrolean Airways pilot, may have been flying modern jets for a living, but his first love was historic aircraft. Looking for a reasonably priced warbird, he finally came across a North American T-28B, which he had transported to Innsbruck and restored. This was quickly followed by a Grumman G-44 Widgeon and finally by the legendary Chance Vought F4U-4 "Corsair".

The Corsair brought together Angerer and Dietrich Mateschitz, who identified the elegant airplanes as the perfect brand messenger for Red Bull's claim to "give you wings". The idea of the Flying Bulls was born. The fleet grew with the energy drink's global success. As there was soon not enough space at Innsbruck Airport, the fleet's original home, the idea of building a hangar at Salzburg Airport emerged in the late 1990s, so Sigi made a not inconsiderable contribution to Hangar-7.

Not only is Angerer a superb pilot who has flying all the Flying Bulls machines down to a T, from the feared Stearman (because of its tail wheel), to the Alpha jet. He is obsessive about airplanes, knowing the tiniest detail about practically every type of (historic) aircraft. His network for procuring the all-important spare parts for the Flying Bulls machines spans the globe. Adventure is practically guaranteed if you're tracking down old warbirds and transporting them to Europe, but no-one tells it with such a touch of humour and self-deprecation as Sigi Angerer.

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Extra 300L


The aerobatic airplane
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From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi Angerer's logbook


The “Twin-tailed devil”
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Aircraft

The fleet of Flying Bulls /en/the-flying-bulls/aircraft/

Eurocopter EC135


Successor of the BO105
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From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi Angerer's logbook


The teacher
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From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi Angerer's logbook


Air Force Number One
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From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi Angerer's logbook


The “Twin-tailed devil”
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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

A new aircraft in the Flying Bulls’ stable /en/the-flying-bulls/lockheed-p-38-lightning/

From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Hans Huemer's logbook


The winged messenger
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From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi ‘Blacky’ Schwarz’s Logbook


The artist
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From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi Schwarz’s Logbuch


Welcome to the club!
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From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi Angerer's logbook

The colourful plumaged bird of prey /en/the-flying-bulls/dassault-breguet-dornier-alpha-jet/

From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi Angerer's logbook


The Time Machine
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From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi Angerer's logbook


Flying Catamaran
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From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi Angerer's logbook


Pirate of the Skies
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From the Hangar-7 Journal:
Sigi Angerer's logbook


The Cadillac of airplanes
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Raimund Riedmann

Chief pilot of the "Flying Bulls" fixed-wing aircraft. /en/the-flying-bulls/piloten/raimund-riedmann/

Siegfried "Blacky" Schwarz

The Flying Bulls' chief helicopter pilot /en/the-flying-bulls/piloten/siegfried-blacky-schwarz/

Sigi Angerer

Legendary pilot and father of the "Flying Bulls" /en/the-flying-bulls/piloten/sigi-angerer/