Becoming a member of the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, is a dream of many current and aspiring Navy and Marine aviators. Each year, the team selects three pilots for its F/A-18 Hornets, and one Marine Corps C-130 pilot to fly Fat Albert, the team's Hercules support aircraft. Minimum qualifications: Jet pilots must be carrier-qualified Navy or Marine aviators with at least 1,250 tactical jet flight hours, whereas C-130 pilots must be an aircraft commander with at least 1,200 flight hours. We asked Fat Albert's current commander, Marine Capt. Katie Higgins, the demonstration team's first female pilot, her advice for prospective applicants.