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Remembering The Heritage Flight Performance Flown in Indiana Featuring Vlado and the Raptor

One of Vlado’s Last Performances Might Have Been One of His Best

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Vlado Lenoch will always be remembered as a great pilot, airshow performer, and loyal friend. During EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, Heritage Flights and warbirds paid many a tribute to Vlado.

Remembering his precision and skill…

This awesome video was shot during a Heritage Flight performance at America’s Freedom Fest at Goshen Municipal Airport in Goshen, Indiana on July 1st 2017. Vlado was flying the P-51D-25-NA Mustang, CN 122-31945 and AF serial number 44-72086, Baby Duck.  Painted to resemble Captain Herbert G. Kolb’s 44-13157, a 353rd Fighter Squadron, 350th Fighter Group Mustang flown out of Raydon in England with the 8th Air Force, both Baby Duck and Vlado performed Heritage Flights with a variety of other warbirds and current Air Force combat aircraft.

Thanks as always to our good friends at AirshowStuffVideos for uploading this awesome example of Vlado’s showmanship and the raw power of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.

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Bill Walton

Written by Bill Walton

Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son under the approach path to KDWH runway 17R, which means they get to look up at a lot of airplanes. A very good thing.

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