Blue Angels back in the sky this weekend

Posted at 7:42 AM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 10:15:25-04

The U.S. Navy's elite Blue Angels are returning to the skies.

The Blue Angels are performing this holiday weekend at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. 

It will be their first show since Marine Captain Jeff Kuss was killed earlier this month practicing in Tennessee. 

"Representing the pride and professionalism of the Navy Marine Corps and hoping to inspire a culture of excellence. That's what Jeff Kuss was all about, that's what we're all about. The honor and tributes paid to him just really life us up. We're very proud to be flying in his memory," said Commander Ryan Bernacci. 

There is still an ongoing investigation into the crash that killed Jeff Kuss. 

The Blue Angles will finish up their season after the Michigan Air Show with feature performances in Florida and Indiana.