Some of the world’s best pilots took to the skies at Willow Run Airport this weekend for the annual Thunder Over Michigan air show.
Those best-of-the-best included the legendary Blue Angels stunt-flying fighter jet squadron and its tactical support aircraft, the huge propeller-and-jet powered C-130 Hercules plane known by the nickname “Fat Albert.”
Designed to drop troops and supplies in tight spaces, even Fat Albert put on a show with the Blue Angels.
And it featured a bit of history.
One of Fat Albert’s pilots, Capt. Katie Higgins, is the first female pilot to fly with the famed squadron.
She talked about it with WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter.