July 24, 2021 Fargo AirSho Fargo Hector International Airport
When the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels headlined the Fargo AirSho in 1986, the squadron was led by Gil Rud, a native of Portland, N.D., and a graduate of North Dakota State University. Among those in the crowd watching the show that year were a pair of boys and their dad. At one point during the Blue Angels' performance, one of the boys had a thought: Someday, he could be a Blue Angels pilot. That boy was Brian Kesselring. And when the Blue Angels squadron returns to Fargo for an air show the weekend of July 24-25, Commander Brian Kesselring of the U.S. Navy will be leading the squadron.