Blue Angels 6 Jet Decal

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DECAL 3 INCHES HIGH

April 21st 2007, The USN Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team suffered the loss of Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis, 32, of Pittsfield, Mass, #6 Opposing Solo demonstration pilot otherwise known as "Kojak" At approximately 4 p.m. EST 21 April 07, Davis was rejoining the Delta formation for the final maneuver of the aerial demonstration when the mishap occurred, and Lt. Cmdr Davis' F-18 was lost.Our thoughts and prayers are with Kojak's family and loved ones, and on this anniversary we humbly remember a great aviator and we morn the loss of a person so many considered a true friend.

“‘𝘒𝘰𝘫𝘢𝘬’” 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥, 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘕𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯. 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘮 𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘳, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘮. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺, 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴, 𝘕𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘈𝘷𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯.” - 𝘉𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘗𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘈𝘧𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘴

Captain Jeff "KOOCH" Kuss was a private pilot by the age of 15, but didn't stop there when it came to aviation and his pursuit of his dreams in the clouds. He was lucky enough to take flight lessons while still in high school.  Jeff, a native of Durango, Colorado, graduated from Durango High School in 2002. He attended Fort Lewis College in Durango and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in 2006.  He was a true Coloradan but left his home state to pursue a career as a Marine Corps Officer and pilot.

Commissioned in 2006 as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, Jeff received his Wings of Gold in November 2009 after completing flight school. Jeff was a standout student pilot and always willing to help others study or practice. As a top performer, he was selected to fly the F/A-18 Hornet. Jeff's first fleet squadron was Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312 "Checkerboards" at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.  He continued to excel and he subsequently graduated from U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) in 2012 and completed a combat deployment with Carrier Air Wing THREE aboard the USS Harry S. Truman. Jeff contributed to VMFA-312 earning the Robert M. Hanson Award as the Marine Corps Association Fighter Attack Squadron of the Year.

Seeking a new challenge, Jeff joined the Blue Angels in September 2014 where he began his duties as Narrator, Blue Angel Number 7, and then moved to Opposing Solo, Blue Angel Number 6, in 2015.  Jeff was killed on June 2, 2016 while performing a rehearsal flight for the Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna, TN.


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