Black History Spotlights: Adversity & Aviation

Meet Donnie Cochran, the first African-American pilot to join the famed Blue Angels, a U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Group. Cochran even demonstrated his flight skills here with the Blue Angels, during NAS Fallon’s 45th anniversary. His excellent skill and service to his nation earned him an induction into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

Pictured below is Donnie Cochran, the day of the airshow in Churchill County, Nevada.

Photo Taken by Christy Cayo

For more information, visit: https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/People/Article-View/Article/2687029/captain-donnie-cochran-from-farm-boy-to-blue-angels-flight-leader/

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