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Blues pilot shows bachelorettes how it’s done

Blues pilot shows bachelorettes how it’s done

The first Blue Angel female pilot, Captain Katie Higgins Cook, guest starred on ABC’s “The Bachelor” Monday. Higgins, along with another female Marine Corp pilot, joined bachelor Peter on his first group date and put the female contestants through a course that simulates the G-forces felt during a military-style flight. During her two years spent […]

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 […]