Former Blue Angels pilot returns to serve as new No. 6 to finish season

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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.

Related: Smyrna’s 4th of July celebration dedicated to Blue Angels pilot

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