Migs Blog: RIP Captain Jeff

June 3, 2016

Very saddened to hear the news about Captain Jeff Kuss of the Blue Angels, who died yesterday in an accident.  Jeff was scheduled to be a part of the air show that happens here in Seattle for SeaFair, and this story hit home for me as I have a great friend that was fortunate enough to have met and fly with Captain Kuss.

My bud Rick is the host of Rumble In The Morning, a great morning show (I get to listen to them on the drive in every morning on the TuneIn app thanks to the time zone difference) on WNOR in Norfolk, Virginia, and he had the opportunity to fly with Jeff last year.  Check out the video…

Rick posted this on his Facebook page, and I wanted to share it…it sounds like we lost an incredible man that not only served our country, but entertained many of us as a part of the Blue Angels.  RIP Jeff.


Heartbroken. The pilot of Blue Angel #6, Captain Jeff Kuss, U.S.M.C., was killed today in an accident over Smyrna, TN. It was my absolute pleasure to meet Jeff, and ride backseat with him, at last year's Oceana Air Show. What really stayed with me after our time together (45 minutes in the air, and a few minutes on the ground) was not only his skill as a pilot, but also his ability as a showman, keeping the conversation going, calling out what was happening and what was next. And I also appreciated his compassion...always asking if I was OK, ready for the next maneuver, etc. We talked about flying, certainly, but also about careers, personal goals, and family. My heart goes out to his wife, Christina, and his children. Take a minute and listen to/watch a man at the top of his game...the guy responsible for some of the best moments of my life. R.I.P. Jeff Kuss...As Jeff would say many times that afternoon, "Ready, hit it!"


Speaking of incredible tributes.  Have you heard what the band Hellyeah just did?  What a cool tribute to the late great Dimebag Darrell of Pantera, as they used an old recording of his guitar tracks for a song that will be on their record… a metal cover of Phil Collins' "I Don't Care Anymore”.

They took an old unreleased recording of him playing the song, and recorded new parts around it. If you didn’t know, Dimebag's brother Vinnie Paul is the drummer of Hell Yeah.  Check it out…

Their new CD, "UNDEN!ABLE", is out today!