The commanding officer of the USN's Blue Angels flight demonstartion team was releived at his own request today
. The request is the result of an error in last Sunday's airshow that brought the team too close to the ground coming out of a maneuver.
In his statement he said: “This maneuver, combined with other instances of not meeting the airborne standard that makes the Blue Angels the exceptional organization that it is, led to my decision to step down."
Definitely a crisis of confidence in himself and I have to applaud him for having the honesty and integrity to take this action.
The vid is here
, with the error clear at about the 24:06 minute mark. You see them pull apart right away (which was reportedly initiated by the "knock it off" emergency command designed for such flight safety circumstances), and they ended the show right after that.