Blue Angels Select Pilot To Serve As Number 6

Posted at 1:19 PM, Jul 12, 2016

A former Blue Angels pilot has been selected to temporarily serve as the team's new number 6 Opposing Solo pilot. 

The announcement made Tuesday morning comes a little more than a month after the death of Capt. Jeff Kuss, who was killed when his F/A 18-hornet crashed in Smyrna

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According to a release, the team will welcome back Navy Cmdr. Frank Weisser for the rest of the 2016 and 2017 seasons. 

Weisser, a native of Atlanta, attended the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 2000.

He received his wings of gold in November 2002 and has accumulated more than 4,000 flight hours and 400 carrier-arrested landings.