Blue Angels Arrive in Traverse City for National Cherry Festival

Hearing jets fly above you in Traverse City is a true sign the National Cherry Festival is almost here.

The festival kicks off this weekend, and there’s no doubt the Blue Angels are a crowd favorite as they soar over Grand Traverse Bay for this year’s National Cherry Festival Air Show.

Commander Eric Doyle says the Blue Angels are a window into the Navy and Marine Corp.

He says these shows give a little glimpse into what they can do in the fleet.

We also spoke to a power plants mechanic for the jets, who says this show is a special one for him.

“The air show, one, because I have a lot of family here, and then the cherry festival,” said Sgt. Kyle Thompson with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. “Being part of the Blue Angels is amazing, because we get to represent all the sailors and marines around the world, and being here and showcasing what we can do for you guys is wonderful.”

You can catch them flying above the bay at the National Cherry Festival Air Show Saturday from 1-4 p.m. and again Sunday.

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