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.