With a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from M.I.T., Vlado was one of an elite group of pilots selected to perform the U.S.A.F. Heritage Flight when it made its debut in 1997, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Air Force. Based on its popularity, the program continues today, with Vlado and the Mustang flying with current United States Air Force Demonstration Teams at select locations throughout the country.
One of few Mustangs appearing on the airshow circuit, Vlado performs a FULL AEROBATIC ROUTINE, showcasing the legendary capabilities of the aircraft dubbed as the 'top gun' of WW II. Low level, high energy aerobatic maneuvers, reaching speeds in excess of 400 m.p.h , coupled with the distinct Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engine and with Vlado in the cockpit and at the controls, the 'sights and sounds' of this premiere WW II Fighter Aircraft come to life at show center.
Holding type ratings in numerous aircraft, Vlado is based in the Chicagoland area, and resides in Burr Ridge, Illinois, with his wife Mary and their three children.