CHANCE VOUGHT F4U-4 CORSAIR
The Corsair, of which more than 1,200 were built, was designed as an aircraft carrier fighter and saw service during the Second World War. Because of its superior performance the Corsair was used for several years after WWII and also saw service in the Korean War, where it was the first (and probably only) propeller plane to shoot down a jet fighter, namely a MiG-15.
The Flying Bulls’ Corsair which will appear at AIRPOWER16 has no military history. It was built in 1945, went to Honduras after the war and was sold to Texas in 1965. Since 1988 it has been owned by Sigi Angerer, who went on to become the Flying Bulls’ chief pilot. The Corsair is undoubtedly one of the favourite machines of the Flying Bulls – good news, given the amount of care and attention it requires: every hour of flight requires around 40 hours of maintenance. On closer inspection, the Corsair can even be detected as the “heraldic animal” on the Flying Bulls’ logo.