Friday, April 18, 2014

Ex-Blue Angel boss investigated

Former Blue Angel Capt. Gregory McWherter has been relieved of duty as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado, Calif., pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct while he was commander of the Blue Angels aerial demonstration team. McWherter was commanding officer and flight leader of the Pensacola, Fla.-based Blue Angels from November 2008 to November 2010, and from May 2011 to November 2012, and has been at Coronado since November 2013. The F/A Hornet pilot has logged 5,500 flight hours and 950 aircraft carrier landings during training missions and deployments to the Mediterranean, the Persian Gulf and the western Pacific. He also was an instructor at the Fighter Weapons School, known as Top Gun. (Sources: Pensacola News Journal, Los Angeles Times, U-T San Diego, 04/18/14)