Capt Katie was born in 1980 in Severna Park, Maryland USA. She was brought up in a military family, as her father and two of her grandfathers were in the military. At an early age, Katie wanted to be a nun, but after some time her mind changed and planned to follow in her family’s legacy.
Katie Higgins Education Details
She got her early education from W.T. Woodson High School and matriculated in 2004. Then in 2008, she joined the USNaval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and graduated with a BSc. in Political Science. She has commissioned a US Marine Corps Second Lieutenant. Moreover, she joined Georgetown University in Washington, D.C in 2009, and graduated with a Masters of Arts in International Security. After her graduation in November 2009, for her aviation indoctrination, Katie reported to the Pensacola Naval Air Station. She was successful in completing her initial T-6B Texan II flight training at NAS Whiting Field found in Florida for her intermediate and advanced training. For this purpose, she was assigned to Training Squadron 31 (VT-31) in Texas’ NAS Corpus Christi. Finally, in 2001, Katie got her wings of gold successfully and Katie was trained to fly C-130S Hercules, which is aircraft for transporting cargo normally to war-torn areas.
Katie Higgins Career Details
Katie’s military career started when she was just a little girl raised in her hometown and enjoyed watching military planes. As they lived next to a military base. The planes attracted the young girl and interest in flying planes was increased in her. Katie became a military pilot of the third generation in her family. Her father was a fighter pilot flying F-18 in the Navy and her paternal grandfather served in Vietnam and Korea in World War II. Katie joined the Marine Corps upon her graduation from the Naval Academy to carry on with family legacy. During her work, she has flown to Afghanistan on combat missions, worked as an operational in Uganda she played part in the evacuation of US citizens from war-torn South Sudan. During work in Africa, Katie got a surprising call from a member of the Blue Angel who had invited her to apply as an elite member of this demonstration team. As she was just a junior captain, she bravely took a bold step and applied for the slot.
Katie had to meet all the service and flying qualifications required of all the team members before qualifying for this job. She submitted a wordy application and attended several shows to meet her prospective teammates. Then conducting a formal interview in front of a panel made up of 16 people is the final step which she considered this to be the most intimidating part.
She formally joined the Blue Angels in September 2014, after she was selected to be part of a five-person Fat Albert crew, the first female pilot to join the team. The Fat Albert flies the Lockheed C-130 Hercules carrying equipment and personnel. This team always opens every airshow and millions of spectators converge to watch it every year. Katie loves to demonstrate the C-130 to a large number of audiences. Katie has flown for over 1,000 hours and won various decorations including personal and unit awards and five Air Medals. Her decision to join the naval Blue Angels has gained her worldwide recognition. When she joined Blue Angels as the first woman she never dreamt of breaking the gender barriers. She considers this to be a very important milestone in her career and she is surely admired by every woman.
Her kind of job comes with various hurdles and risks which could sometimes prove fatal. As her team lost one of their members, Captain Jeff Kuss, after his F/A-18 Hornet was involved in an accident and crashed when he was practicing for an airshow in Smyrna, Tennessee. According to Katie Jeff was a great leader, an amazing marine, father, husband, and aviator is calm and had great communication skills.
Is Katie Higgins Married To Husband? Know Her Husband And Kids
Now she is a married woman – her husband’s name is Ian Higgins. He is a naval graduate and a certified pilot. He flew military helicopters and other planes.
Both have been blessed with two adorable children, but there is little information about their children as they have kept details such as their gender and age hidden from the prying public eye. No one knows when Katie gave birth to their children, but she has revealed that she and her husband were bringing up their two Kids.
Katie Higgins Net Worth
Captain Katie accumulated most of his income from her piloting job. She has always managed to rise in the ranks. Although her annual income is still under the covers, according to authoritative sources her net worth is estimated at around $400,000. This figure is expected to increase soon with her promising career.