A Navy First: Woman pilot joins Blue Angels flight squadron

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – A woman demonstration pilot is among the newest members of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels.

Women have served with the iconic flight squadron in other capacities for more than 55 years, but never before as a pilot.

The Navy announced Monday that Lt. Amanda Lee, of Mounds View, Minnesota, will be at the controls of an F/A-18 Super Hornet.

She joins five other officers replacing outgoing members.

The new team members will report to the squadron in September and then embark on a rigorous five-month training program at NAS Pensacola and Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif.

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7/19/2022 8:04:23 AM (GMT -5:00)

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