This Is a BFD Here

Holy Moly. We’ve been watching it develop all week, wondering “WTF?!?!?!” and now we have an answer.

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NBC News has reported that four Blue Angels pilots were flying only 130 feet above the ground — 370 feet lower than the minimum, 500-foot standard — when they exited a diamond formation on May 22 in Lynchburg, Va.
Navy Cmdr. Dave Koss was voluntarily relieved of duty on Friday as commanding officer of the elite Naval flight demonstration team because of the mistake.
NBC’s Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski reported Friday that an unnamed Navy official said three Blue Angels pilots “almost followed their leader straight into the ground.”
Koss will be replaced by Navy Capt. Greg McWherter, who led the team before Koss took over in November.
The Blue Angels have canceled an air show scheduled for Millville, N.J. this weekend, as well as scheduled June 4 and 5 shows in Illinois and June 11 and 12 shows in Indiana.

5 Responses to “This Is a BFD Here”

  1. Skyler says:

    Okay, I give. Too long to download. What’s the topic?

  2. David Crawford says:

    So he “resigned”, huh? Well, I guess that’s one way to put it.

  3. Dave E. says:

    It’s too bad, but it does seem to be a pretty major screw-up. They’ll regroup from it.

  4. major dad says:

    Skyler, it’s about the Blue Angels. Their C.O. was relieved they say voluntarily, because they flew too low during a show.

  5. mojo says:

    Almost tied the low-level flight record.

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