Gulf Coast Blues Fans Mourn Pilot Death

Blue Angels
In this June 14, 2015 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the Blue Angels performs in Ocean City, MD. An elite group of Navy and Marine photographers are selected each year to travel the world with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. The photographers often ride with pilots and must be in top physical condition to make the team and have the skills to capture aerial maneuvers at speeds of up to 700 miles per hour. (Andrea Perez/U.S. Navy via AP)

PERDIDO BAY, FL- The Blue Angels are Gulf Coast heroes and legends in the eyes of many. Losing a pilot is a punch in the gut. It almost feels like losing a family member.

The boat launch at Perdido Bay is a popular place to fish, kayak and catch a stunning sunset. It’s also a great place to watch the Blues when the team is practicing at home.

But tonight’s sunset was more somber for Blues fans. Folks we talked to are heartbroken over the death of Blue Angels pilot Captain Jeff Kuss.

Kuss and his F-18 fighter jet went down in Smyrna, Tennessee, near Nashville Thursday afternoon.



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