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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:26 pm 
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What a wonderful gesture.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:44 pm 
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A tremendous loss. Vlado was one of a kind.

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Saw a tribute picture to Vlado at Oshkosh of a pair of wheel chocks with his name on them and his picture in a parking space on the warbird ramp at Oshkosh. Hope Connor or someone can post it.


Linked from Rhonda Tesch's Facebook page:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:54 pm 
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Photo taken from today's Heritage Flight. Note the nose gear doors.

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Thats bad ass right there

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:15 am 
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Warbird Heritage Foundation's FB page posted this

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That is a very cool tribute to Vlado

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So awesome to see that on the F-35. Vlado was a huge part of the continued existence of the Heritage Flight, so it is very fitting to see him honored by the USAF in such a way.


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The A-10 East Heritage Flight posted this on their Facebook page-

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Wow, that's awesome...

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It's been wonderful to see these tributes popping up, but the F-35 takes my breath away. Wonderful.

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For anyone who wasn't at Oshkosh today (all 3 of you), the Heritage Flight normally ended the past few days with the individual aircraft making individual high speed passes over the runway after the final break. But today, the announcer explained that wasn't happening today, since they had 'something special' planned. All 4 planes rejoined instead, and the missing man formation was flown for Vlado.

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Very cool gesture.


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The memorial in the warbird area was nicely done. Kudos to whoever had that idea.

Thanks to Andrew McKenna and Jim Beasley for flying the Heritage Flight at Oshkosh as well.

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Preliminary NTSB report is out:

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/Repor ... m&IType=FA


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Hi all, this is Michael Lenoch, son of Vlado, standing in the best I can.

I am contemplating giving away his books, aircraft models and other associated warbird/WWII paraphernalia not for the fact that I am not interested in aviation (quite the contrary), but rather, so as to carry on his tradition of generosity.

I have already begun a Google Docs spreadsheet dedicated to giving away books to close friends of his and I think the community would really appreciate it if I opened the floodgates. Thoughts anyone?

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