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The Blue Angels have named Commander Frank Weisser as the new Opposing Solo pilot for the remainder of the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Weisser previously served with the Blue Angels from 2008 to 2010, and performed duties as the narrator, key influencer and VIP pilot, opposing solo, and lead solo.

He replaces Captain Jeff Kuss, who passed away June 2nd after his heroic efforts in the beginning stages of a practice demonstration in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Weisser graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and received his wings of gold in November 2002. He has accumulated more than 4,000 flight hours and 400 carrier-arrested landings.

Along with the return of this previous Blue Angel, the team is interviewing finalists this week for the 2017 team.

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