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First Female to Fly with U.S. Navy Blue Angels Will Be at OC Air Show

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Marine Capt. Katie Higgins Marine Capt. Katie Higgins

OCEAN CITY, Md. – History will be made at this year's OC Air Show!

The air show says the first female to ever fly with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be at the air show.

Marine Capt. Katie Higgins is a third generation military aviator. She is originally from Severna Park, Md. She graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, went to Georgetown University for a Masters in International Security, and then started flight school training in Pensacola, Fla.

She is one of three Blue Angel pilots who fly the C-130 Hercules, known as “Fat Albert.” Higgins will take the controls during the Ocean City show.

“We are excited to welcome Katie to Ocean City and we know all of Maryland is proud of her,” said Bryan Lilley, President of the OC Air Show. “She will add even more excitement to this amazing lineup with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Breitling Jet Team, and the F-22 Raptor Demo Team. Those are three of the biggest acts in the air show industry, all performing in the same year.”

Katie has flown almost 400 combat hours in support of numerous operations and exercises in Afghanistan, Djibouti, France, Greece, South Sudan, Spain, and Uganda.

According to the air show, Katie joined the Blue Angels in September 2014. She has accumulated more than 1,000 flight hours. Her decorations include five Air Medals, and various unit and personal awards.

The show is the weekend of June 13-14. 

If you would like to go, you can find ticketing information here.

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