The Wheeler Downtown Airport quickly faded into the background as Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte took a ride in the back seat of a F/A-18 Hornet on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, with Blue Angels pilot Capt. Jeff Kuss. The Blue Angels will perform Saturday and Sunday at the Kansas City Aviation Expo & Airshow at the downtown airport. Photo from video/U.S. Navy Blue Angels
As the Kansas City police chief, Darryl Forté has access to some cool vehicles: fast cars, cool bikes and a helicopter or two.
But none like this.
as the chief goes up, up and away, over downtown and, in a matter of
minutes, over the Lake of the Ozarks before returning to Wheeler
Downtown Airport. The flight was on Wednesday.
Very impressive, chief. No vomiting, and not even an “Oh damn!”
KC Aviation Expo & Airshow is this weekend at the downtown airport,
and the flight formations of the Blue Angels, representing the Navy and
Marine Corps, are one of the main attractions.
Grounded attractions include a variety of aircraft, inflated bounce tents, live music and food vendors.
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Broadway and country music singer Laura Bell Bundy
will sing the national anthem and will perform a 45-minute concert at
The show starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is $17 online or $20 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free.