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.
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.