Just two weeks after making history as the first female pilot to head the U.S. Air Force’s F-16 Viper demonstration team, Capt. Zoe Kotnik was relieved of her command on 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,” reads a statement made by Col. Allen Herritage, director of public affairs at the Air Force’s Air Combat Command.

“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.”

Capt. Zoe Kotnik, first ever female Viper demo team commander, relieved of duty after 2 weeks
Capt. Zoe Kotnik (USAF)

No details have been released regarding what prompted the sudden loss of confidence in Capt. Kotnik’s ability to lead, but the announcement is sure to ruffle feathers throughout the aviation community and beyond. Capt. Kotnik’s command of the Viper team prompted headlines around the nation, touting the young pilot’s accomplishments as an aviator and drawing comparisons between the female pilot and the protagonist of the forthcoming “Captain Marvel” film.