She's coming over from VFA 106 GladiatorsShe flying jets or the C-130 support plane?
Glad to see they switched to E/F’s. Last time I saw their Mod C/D’s at fighter land they were looking pretty ragged"Lee is the first woman who will fly an F/A-18E/F for the squadron"
Blue Angels: First woman F/A-18E/F pilot Amanda Lee named to team (usatoday.com)
The angels aren't just a demonstration team that exists for the purpose of recruiting and possibly showing off to foreign govts. All of the pilots are combat ready and asigned to squadrons on battle group carriers, the angels only being a brief additional duty. In a way, yes, people shoot at the blue angels. They aren't just a pretty govt money burner, they are the best of the best and I'd want any one of them on my team in a shooting war.Does anybody shoot at the Blue Angels? I really don't see the utility of groups like those,who are specifically there for show. Burns up lots of gas for no military gain. I'm wondering who did not make the "team",simply because they weren't the correct gender check in the box. Gender biased am I? Meh..youngest of 5 kids..all others sisters. You get a good perspective when you are constantly the subject of their devious attention.