PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A pilot and a support officer for the Navy’s elite Blue Angels aerial demonstration have been found guilty of having an inappropriate relationship.
The Marine pilot and the Navy officer were sentenced Friday morning in an administrative disciplinary hearing at the Naval Air Training Command in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Navy is not releasing the officers’ names or their punishments because it says the information is protected under privacy regulations.
Blue Angels Commander Capt. Kevin Mannix removed both officers from the team last week. Since the announcement, a six-member demonstration has performed without its Number Four jet, flown by Marine Major Clint Harris.
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More than 10,000 people showed up at Kennedy Space Center to watch the Blue Angels Saturday. The Space and Air Show quickly sold out and caused Traffic problems in the area.
Viewers told Channel 9 they waited in traffic for hours before reaching the KSC Visitors Complex. Once there, some were turned away even though they had purchased tickets in advance. According to a KSC spokesperson, there was simply not enough room for everyone.
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