Blue Angels Pilot

Kroes lives out dream as Blue Angels pilot

Kroes lives out dream as Blue Angels pilot

At a young age, Navy Lt. Damon Kroes knew he wanted to be a pilot. He grew up watching the Blue Angels. They were his inspiration. So was his grandfather, a former naval aviator. Dreams change for children, but any chance of that happening for Kroes was erased on a trip to Naval Air Station […]

Higgins’ life in the spotlight as Blue Angels pilot

Higgins’ life in the spotlight as Blue Angels pilot

Certain moments stand out for Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot in Blue Angels’ history. She remembers the first time she flew a plane. A pilot for Fat Albert, the famed C-130, Higgins was 19 and nervous her first time manning a cockpit. “You get freaked out by the littlest things when you are […]

Family: Blue Angels pilot killed in crash dreamed of flying

Family: Blue Angels pilot killed in crash dreamed of flying

Family: Blue Angels pilot killed in crash dreamed of flying By Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press   Smyrna, Tenn. (AP) — A Blue Angels pilot who died when his F/A-18 fighter jet crashed near Nashville, Tennessee, had wanted to fly since he was a child, relatives said. A U.S. official identified the […]