Blue Angels’ Fat Albert Will Reportedly Not Fly Again Until After 2016 Airshow Season

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Fat Albert, the famous C-130 Hercules that serves as the transport for the US Navy Blue Angels, appears to be done flying for the season. As we reported last week, Bert was forced to miss the Seattle Seafair airshow this past weekend due to unspecified maintenance issues, and unconfirmed reports began circulating that it would… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels Announce New 2017 Officers

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The US Navy Blue Angels have announced the officers that will be joining the team for the 2017 show season. These outstanding individuals were selected after a rigorous process and we want to congratulate them on their new status! They will join the returning members of the team, including the “Boss”, Blue Angel #1 Cmdr.… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels Announce New #6 Pilot For Remainder Of 2016 Season

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The US Navy Blue Angels have announced that Commander Frank Weisser has joined the team as the new #6 Opposing Solo pilot, reports the Pensacola News Journal. Cmdr. Weisser previously served with the team from 2008 to 2010, filling the typical rotation of Narrator, Opposing Solo, and Lead Solo. He will take the place of… Read more

Blue Angels Honor Capt. Kuss at First Public Display Since Crash

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The United States Navy Blue Angels returned to flying public demonstrations over the July 4th holiday weekend when they took to the skies over Traverse City, Michigan. Instead of the typical six jets, the Blues flew with only five jets as a new #6 pilot is still in the works. Capt. Kuss’ memory was still… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels To Resume 2016 Airshow Schedule In Traverse City, MI

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The US Navy Blue Angels will resume their 2016 airshow season in one week, when the team performs at the 2016 National Cherry Festival Airshow in Traverse City, MI for the Independence Day holiday. The team stood down following the fatal crash of Blue Angel 6, Marine Captain Jeff Kuss, at the Great Tennessee Airshow… Read more

US Navy Blue Angels Cancel Performance At 2016 Vero Beach Airshow

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The US Navy Blue Angels will not be performing at the 2016 Vero Beach Air Show on June 25-26 as scheduled. The show announced on its Facebook page today that they have received confirmation from the team that they will skip the show. The Blue Angels are working to recover from the fatal crash of… Read more

USAF Thunderbirds Will Resume 2016 Season At Ocean City

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The USAF Thunderbirds will resume their 2016 airshow season this coming weekend (June 18-19) in Ocean City, MD. The team had been on a stand down after the crash of Thunderbird #6 on June 2nd. Pilot Maj. Alex Turner was able to safely eject during the incident. He has not flown with the team yet… Read more

Candlelight Vigil To Honor Fallen Blue Angel Tonight In Pensacola

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Thursday night, the citizens of Pensacola, FL and the surrounding area are invited to gather at Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park for a candlelight vigil to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. The vigil will begin at 7:30pm central daylight time. Admiral Anderson from the Blue Angels association will start off the evening by welcoming everyone. Following… 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