Blues plan to resume air shows

Posted on June 16, 2016 by From Staff Reports

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron the Blue Angels took to the skies over Pensacola Thursday morning for the first time after being on an operational pause, and according to, plan to resume their air show schedule next weekend in Vero Beach.
“Right now, we are practicing to make the next show,” said Blue Angels Public Affair Officer Petty Officer 2nd Class Jennifer LeBron.
According to LeBron, no other air show appearances were canceled other than one in Syracuse, N.Y. and one in Dayton, Ohio, which had originally been scheduled in June.
The team is scheduled to return to the skies over Pensacola Beach July 15 and 16 for their annual homecoming show.
The Blues had been grounded since the death of Marine pilot Capt. Jeff Kuss, 32, who was flying an F/A 18 aircraft back on June 2 outside of Nashville, Tenn. when it went down shortly after takeoff. Kuss served as the #6 opposing solo pilot for the team and it was his first year serving as a demonstration pilot. No replacement has been announced for Kuss.