|This will be their first show since the tragic loss of Captain Jeff Kuss.|
TRAVERSE CITY (WPBN/WGTU) — All eyes where in the sky as the Blue Angels practiced manuevers over Grand Traverse Bay.
They were getting ready to perform at the National Cherry Festival Saturday through Monday.
This will be their first show since the tragic loss of Captain Jeff Kuss.
“We represent the pride and professionalism of the Navy Marine Corps and
hoping to inspire a culture of excellence,” said Commanding Officer of
the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Ryan Bernacchit. “That’s what Jeff Kuss was
about, that’s what we’re about. The honors and tributes paid to him
really lift us up and were happy to be flying in his memory.”
Commander Bernacchi said they are flying five planes instead of six in honor of Kuss who was the sixth member of the team.
The Blue Angels will practice again tomorrow at 3 p.m. and the U.S. Coast
Guard Air Station will be open for the public to check out all of the
aircrafts between 6-8 p.m.