Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was on a practice flight when he refused to eject from his jet to avoid hitting a building near Smyrna Airport in Tennessee last week.
Kuss died, leaving behind a wife and two children.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels Marine Corps C-130 Fat Albert plane and one F/A-18 Hornet plane flew over Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Pensacola Key, Fla., in honor of Kuss, WEAR-TV reported. The Blue Angels flew his body to the Naval Air Station’s home base in Pensacola.
A memorial ceremony is scheduled to take place at the base Thursday.