‘The sky is the limit,’ says first female Blue Angels pilot
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels have been around since 1946, but it wasn’t until 69 years later they had their first female pilot take to the skies in one of their air shows. That first female was Maj. Katie Higgins Cook, who said flying is in her blood. Flying into uncharted territory for a woman, she still remembers her first show with the team in El Centro, California. I knew people were watching because I was the first woman to fly a Blue Angel aircraft for a show,” said Cook. “I would say, you know, the sky’s the limit, quite literally, the sky is the limit, “said Cook.