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First female Viper demo team pilot relieved of command
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Author:  Xray [ Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:14 pm ]
Post subject:  First female Viper demo team pilot relieved of command

Wow 2 weeks, that sure didn't take long.
As usual in cases like this, scant specific info so no sense speculating.

Capt. Zoe Kotnik, the first female pilot to head the F-16 Viper demonstration team, was relieved of command Monday.

“Col. Derek O’Malley, 20th Fighter Wing commander, relieved Capt. Zoe Kotnik from command Feb. 11 due to a loss of confidence in her ability to lead and command the Air Combat Command F-16 Viper demonstration team,” said Col. Allen Herritage, director of public affairs at ACC, in a statement. “The Viper demonstration team is working to minimize impacts on scheduled performances and looks forward to inspiring crowds around the country during the upcoming season as soon as a new commander is selected.”

Herritage would not comment further on what led to Kotnik’s removal, citing privacy concerns.

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