Warbird Heritage Foundation Acquires P-51 Mustang "Moonbeam McSwine" To Honor Vlado Lenoch

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Warbird Heritage Foundation Acquires P-51 Mustang "Moonbeam McSwine" To Honor Vlado Lenoch

Post by RyanS » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:46 pm

Rumors have been swirling for a while that someone was working to buy Moonbeam and bring her home to the US to be flown as a tribute to Vlado. WHF announced today that it is not only true, it is a done deal! The aircraft is being reassembled in Wisconsin.

https://airshowstuff.com/v4/2018/warbird ... do-lenoch/

Part of the rumor is that they bought and then traded an F-86 Sabre to get Moonbeam, but no word on that at all.

The loss of Vlado is still shocking, and I have many fond memories with both him and Moonbeam. I don't think I'll be the only one to feel a little emotional when I see it again.
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Post by bigt512 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:00 am

Glad to see that Moonbeam is back in the US
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Post by Dan Gagnon » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:22 am

Saw this on NBC news tonight. Talking about Moonbeam coming home, and honouring the late great Vlado Lenoch. Very nice piece.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/vi ... 07?v=railb&
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Post by RyanS » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:37 am

Dan Gagnon wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:22 am
Saw this on NBC news tonight. Talking about Moonbeam coming home, and honouring the late great Vlado Lenoch. Very nice piece.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/vi ... 07?v=railb&
Thanks Dan. We sent NBC some of our footage; the takeoff we got credited for but also the cockpit footage of Vlado flying in Cleveland. It was an honor to help pay tribute to him!
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