PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — The Blue Angels have a new commanding officer. Commander Eric “Popeye” Doyle was announced as the new commanding officer and flight leader for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Doyle is currently commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 113. He succeeds Commander Ryan Bernacchi at the end of this season.
As the demonstration flight leader he will fly the #1 jet.