SAN DIEGO, Calif. (WKRN) – A former Blue Angels pilot will return to serve as the new Blue Angel No. 6 Opposing Solo pilot.
Navy Cmdr. Frank Weisser will be welcomed back for the remainder of the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
He previously served on the Blue Angels from 2008-2010 and performed duties as the Narrator, Key Influencer and VIP Pilot, Opposing Solo and Lead Solo.
The Blue Angels will interview all other 2017-2019 pilot and support officer finalists at the team’s home base of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, during the week of the Pensacola Beach Air Show, July 11-16.
Selections are slated to be made at the conclusion of the interview week.
The decision comes over a month after Marine Captain Jeff Kuss was killed when his jet crashed in Smyrna, Tennessee, ahead of the Great Tennessee Airshow.