ACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A new pilot is training with the Navy's elite Blue Angels nearly two months after a deadly crash.
Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss died June 2 when his jet crashed just after takeoff during a Blue Angels practice for a Tennessee air show in Nashville.
The Pensacola News Journal reports, Cmdr. Frank Weisser is practicing with the flight demonstration squadron during an extended break in their performance schedule.
Navy Lt. Joe Hontz, a Blue Angels spokesman, says the team will fly in smaller formations until Weisser is ready to join the full six-jet demonstrations.
Weisser previously served with the Blue Angels from 2008 to 2010. The Navy announced his return in July.
The Blue Angels' next performance is scheduled September 3 at the Cleveland National Air Show in Ohio.