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Leadership school serves as valuable experience for cadets

Leadership school serves as valuable experience for cadets

Arianna Clemente-Hunter wades through the warm water of the Navarre Sound and hops into one of the inflatable Zodiac boats at Hurlburt Field Thursday evening. She and members of junior ROTC units from area high schools, including 12 cadets from Navarre High School, are about to experience what life is like on the water for […]

Fat Albert thrills riders

Fat Albert thrills riders

Walking up to the towering Blue Angels Hanger at the Pensacola Naval Aviation Station Friday, July 15, I had one goal for my media ride aboard the show teams impressive C-130 airplane Fat Albert. Do not throw up. My coworker Brian Lester had told me all about his ride aboard the plane during last year’s […]

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 […]