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Blue Angels to perform at National Cherry Festival in 2018
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mi (WPBN/WGTU)– It’s official– the Blue Angels will be returning to the National Cherry Festival in 2018. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are scheduled to perform on June 30 and July 1 at the 2018 National Cherry Festival Air Show. During the summer of 2016, the National Cherry Festival Air Show was the Blue Angel’s first performance since the passing of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, who was killed in a crash during a practice in Smyrna, Tenn. Only five planes were flown during that performance. (Traverse City, MI) December 6, 2016 – National Cherry Festival officials confirmed today that the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will perform over West Grand Traverse Bay for a second time following a 25 year hiatus. Additionally, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be returning to Traverse City for the Festival Air Show in 2018. A special FACEBOOK LIVE announcement from the ICAS convention in Las Vegas will be made today, December 6th at 6:15 P.M. EST on the National Cherry Festival’s Facebook page. During the annual Air Show Convention (ICAS) this week, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team announced plans to perform at the National Cherry Festival Air Show over West [...]