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Missing Man formation in honor of Blue Angel Captian Kuss flown by the GEICO Skytypers today at the airshow in Smyrna.

The missing man formation is an aerial salute performed as part of a flyover of aircraft at a funeral or memorial event, typically in memory of a fallen pilot


11-12-16 Here the Blues fly in the Missing Man formation, an aerial salute in memory of a fallen pilot. The aircraft missing from the formation is honoring a person who has died and it represents their departure. On June 2nd of this year, Blue Angel pilot Captain Jeff Kuss died in a crash in Tennessee while the Blue Angels were performing a Split S Maneuver. A complete stay was immediately put on that maneuver until it is cleared by the chief of Naval Air Training in the future.

Missing Man formation flown by RCAF CF-18s for Capt. Thomas McQueen, 7 Dec 2016