USAF 64th Aggressor Squadron flies blue F-16 jets to honor who is fighting Covid-19

Aggressor Squadron blue F-16 Covid
An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off at Nellis AFB.

On April 3, 2020, the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis AFB flew a pre-scheduled training mission using all blue aircraft, symbolizing the base’s appreciation and support for Las Vegas Valley medical professionals who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

The aircraft did not receive a special painting. The squadron routinely uses several aircraft with a standard blue color. Blue is used to distinguish "good guys" from "bad guys" during aerial combat exercises as it recalls the livery of Russian jets. Russia is considered the main opponent of the United States par excellence.





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