Blue Angels, a well-known US Navy aerial exhibition team, nominated Lieutenant Amanda Lee as the first female pilot to fly a fighter on Monday.
Lee, Moundsview, Minnesota, was one of the six new officers elected for the 2023 air show season, the Navy said in a statement.
After a five-month training program, she will fly the F / A-18 “Super Hornet” for the Navy’s elite demonstration team, founded in 1946.
According to the Navy, Lee was appointed as an officer in 2013 after being trained as an avionics engineer.
She became a Navy aviator in 2016.
Lee, whose callsign is “Stalin”, will be the first woman to fly a fighter for the Blue Angels.
Another woman, Marine Captain Katie Cook, joined the Blue Angels in 2015 and piloted a C-130 support aircraft known as the “Fat Albert.”