BREAKING THROUGH
Marine Capt. Katie Higgins, 27, of Annapolis, Md., is a third-generation military aviator and the first female pilot in the Blue Angel’s 69-year history.
Marine Capt. Katie Higgins, 27, of Annapolis, Md., is a third-generation military aviator and the first female pilot in the Blue Angel’s 69-year history.
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First Female Aviator To Join Blue Angels Breaks Gender, Sound Barriers

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“I saw the Blue Angels fly when I was a young kid,” said Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins of the Navy’s famed Blue Angels. “I was definitely inspired by that.”

A third-generation Marine Corps aviator, Higgins is also the first female pilot to join the Blue Angels in the team’s 69-year history. Higgins is part of a growing tradition of female aviators, and sees this as a chance to inspire future generations of would-be pilots, CBS News reports.

“I think by including a lady on the team, that just shows little girls and guys that women can do whatever they put their mind to,” said Higgins.

Get the full story at CBS News.