Fly Like a Girl Captain Katie Higgins is First Female Blue Angels Pilot
Over the 69-year history of the United States Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron, there had never been a female pilot. That was until Marine Corps Captain Katie Higgins joined the team in July 2014 at just twenty-seven years old. The mission of the Blue Angels has always been, “to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.” With Higgins on the team, they took this mission to new heights.
Over her last two years of volunteer service on the Blue Angels Squadron, Higgins wowed the crowds in more than 140 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States. She demonstrated how to #flylikeagirl in the C-130T Hercules aircraft affectionately known as Fat Albert. Higgins’ portion of the show spotlighted Fat Albert’s zero gravity maneuvers that pilots might h...
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