The Blue Angels Make a Historic Addition to a Traditionally All-Male Team

The US Navy Blue Angels make a historic addition to the ten pilot team, Captain Katie Higgins.

The most famous flying squad in America, the US Navy Blue Angels, recently made a historic addition to the lineup -- Captain Katie Higgins. In the team's 69 year history, a woman has never called herself a Blue Angel, but all of that changed in 2015 as Captain Higgins took the cockpit. An inspiration to young pilots and a hero to many aspirational kids out there, this third generation military aviator knew what she needed to do to make the squad.

"I think that by having a lady on the team it shows young girls and young guys that women can do whatever they put their mind to." - Captain Katie Higgins, US Navy Blue Angels