Memorial To Honor Blue Angel Pilot Nears Completion, Public Dedication

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The finishing touches are being put on a memorial to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, who was killed when his F/A-18 Hornet crashed during a practice flight demonstration in Smyrna, Tennessee in June 2016. Kuss, who was in his second year on the team, was loved by many. He also was popular in the media,… Read more

Smyrna Breaks Ground On Captain Jeff Kuss Memorial For Fallen Blue Angel Pilot

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The construction of a memorial to honor a fallen Blue Angel has begun. Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed on June 2nd, 2016 when his Blue Angels jet crashed during a Thursday afternoon practice demonstration in Tennessee. In his memory, the town of Smyrna plans to erect a permanent memorial. The groundbreaking ceremony, held October… Read more

BREAKING: Snowbirds and CF-18 Demo Added to the 2017 Memphis Airshow

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Big news for those attending the Memphis Airshow this weekend. The show has added performances by the CF-18 Hornet Demo Team and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadron! BIG ADDITIONS! @CFSnowbirds & @CF18Demo join the @MemphisAirshow 2017 lineup with @BlueAngels. Get your tiks now at https://t.co/mrhle7S3vi pic.twitter.com/h7HvNBtLkF — Memphis Airshow (@MemphisAirshow) May 9, 2017… Read more

In The Air With The 2016 US Army Golden Knights

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The Golden Knights have been dazzling crowds and representing the US Army for over fifty-seven years. The Gold and Black demonstration teams traverse the United States each season, performing at airshows, festivals, fairs, baseball games, and other special events. These jumps are designed to connect the public with soldiers they may not see otherwise and… Read more

Navy Releases Report From Blue Angel 6 Crash Investigation

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The United States Navy has concluded their investigation into the fatal crash of a Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet earlier this year in June, which killed Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. The publicly released JAGMAN report lists “pilot error” as the primary cause, stating that Capt. Kuss was too low (3,196 feet) and was flying too fast… Read more

Blue Angels To Stand Down Following Crash, But The Great Tennessee Airshow Will Be Held

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The 2016 Great Tennessee Airshow in Smyrna, TN will go on this weekend as scheduled following yesterday’s fatal Blue Angel crash during practice. The Blue Angels will obviously not be performing as they mourn their teammate and observe a safety stand down to investigate the incident. Airshows are massive investments and canceling at the last… Read more

Blue Angel 6 Killed In Crash During Smyrna, TN Practice

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We are sad to report that Captain Jeff Kuss, Blue Angel 6, has been killed in a crash today at the Great Tennessee Airshow in Smyrna, TN. He was performing as part of a practice routine for this weekend’s airshow. Eyewitness accounts say the aircraft impacted the ground at a nearby golf course while attempting… Read more

Great Tennessee Airshow Announces Full Performer Lineup

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The Great Tennessee Air Show has announced its complete lineup for the 2016 show happening Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 at Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport near Nashville, TN. The US Navy Blue Angels will be the headlining act, with the USAF F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and the Brietling Jet Team also on site. In… Read more