LCDR Kevin Davis in Memoriam

by Steve on April 30, 2007


PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 25, 2007) – Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J. Davis’ flag-draped casket is carried by Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Honor Guard as his fellow Blue Angels salute. Lt Cmdr. Davis died when his F/A-18 Hornet crashed during the final minutes of an air show at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., on April 21, 2007. Lt. Cmdr. Davis flew as the Blue Angel Number 6, the Opposing Solo. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan J. Courtade (RELEASED)

FBL has a touching tribute including an incredible video of Blues flight footage. If you’re wondering what on earth could possess a person to intentionally push the envelope on a routine basis, the film should provide the answers. If after watching it you’re still wondering then I’m afraid I can’t help you.


Deborah Aylward April 30, 2007 at 20:41

Dear Sir: I do understand why eagles love to fly. Please know that I mean no disrespect to you or any U.S. Military Aviator. Surely at some point during a flight when the sky is that perfect shade of azure with no visible clouds there must be a brief nano-second when all that the senses register is the sheer beauty of it all. This is only one Canadian’s opinion. I’ve only been recently connected to the internet, so I thank you for posting the link to the moving tribute by FBL. God Bless.

Steve April 30, 2007 at 21:09

Far more than a brief nano-second. I had plenty of times when I had to pinch myself to make sure what I was seeing and experiencing was indeed real. I think most all aviators, military and civilian, have such moments where they laugh to themselves thinking, “…and I get paid to do this.” Personally I love flying at night – moon and stars above with the lights of cities and towns slipping beneath me. Thanks for your comments.

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