Capt. Jeff Kuss

Fat Albert thrills riders

Fat Albert thrills riders

Walking up to the towering Blue Angels Hanger at the Pensacola Naval Aviation Station Friday, July 15, I had one goal for my media ride aboard the show teams impressive C-130 airplane Fat Albert. Do not throw up. My coworker Brian Lester had told me all about his ride aboard the plane during last year’s […]

Higgins’ life in the spotlight as Blue Angels pilot

Higgins’ life in the spotlight as Blue Angels pilot

Certain moments stand out for Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot in Blue Angels’ history. She remembers the first time she flew a plane. A pilot for Fat Albert, the famed C-130, Higgins was 19 and nervous her first time manning a cockpit. “You get freaked out by the littlest things when you are […]

Blue Angels crash probe to take months

Blue Angels crash probe to take months

The Navy investigation into the fatal crash of a Blue Angels jet on June 2 in Tennessee may last through the rest of the elite flight demonstration team’s 2016 air show season. “It could take months,” said Lt. Leslie Hubbell, spokeswoman for Naval Air Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet, the California command that oversees the Pensacola-based […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 11

TEEN DIES 2 DAYS AFTER SAND COLLAPSE ON FLORIDA BEACH The Bay County Sheriff’s Office reports on social media that 17-year-old Travor Brown died at Panama City hospital Friday. Brown was visiting the area with friends. On Wednesday, beachgoers told Bay County Sheriff’s deputies they’d seen a couple of teens digging in a sand bank […]

City of Pensacola and Blue Angels Association will honor fallen pilot in vigil

City of Pensacola and Blue Angels Association will honor fallen pilot in vigil

Vigil to honor fallen Blue Angel pilot The City of Pensacola along with the Blue Angels Association will hold a candlelight vigil this Thursday for fallen Marine and Blue Angel Pilot, Captain Jeff Kuss. This Thursday, June 9, a candlelight vigil will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Park to remember Captain Jeff Kuss, who was […]