BLUE AIR TRAINING, a private contractor headquartered in Las Vegas, adds powerful new training aircraft to the fleet. Blue Air Training recently acquired OV-10 Broncos to further support their mission to train America’s warfighters. Blue Air Training has integrated the highly reliable, cost effective, multi-purpose light attack OV-10 Category E “jet class” into training missions. The versatility and reliability of the Bronco make this aircraft an ideal Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training platform, with in-theater endurance topping five hours.
The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is an American twin-turboprop light attack and observation aircraft. It was developed in the 1960s as a special aircraft for counter-insurgency (COIN) combat, and one of its primary missions was as a forward air control (FAC) aircraft. The OV-10 was initially conceived in the early 1960s and designed for rugged, simple, close air support, integrated with reconnaissance and forward ground operations. The Bronco’s missions included observation, forward air control, helicopter escort, armed reconnaissance, gunfire spotting, utility and ground attack.
The Las Vegas, Nevada-headquartered contractor first revealed its Bronco plans on Mar. 27, 2020. These highly trained warfighters go through intense physical, mental and technical training in order to withstand the demanding conditions of battle and provide their team with the firepower needed for continued success on the battlefield. Blue Air Training brings unprecedented Close Air Support training to these Special Warfare Operators to prepare them for battle. There are few things that can change the course of battle like a properly executed air strike.
Blue Air Training is the original provider of contract Close Air Support (CAS) and provides the highest quality CAS training to Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) available. Blue Air Training is a veteran owned company founded in 2011, headquartered in Las Vegas with operations in Las Vegas and Pensacola. Blue Air Training ensures that every Operator is 100% combat ready and elevates the standard of the U.S. Armed Forces. Blue Air Training is a recognized organization that has received awards from Vet100 (3x), Inc. 5,000 (3x), SBA Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year, Seminole 100 #1 (2x), Congressional Commendation Veteran Owned Business of the Year, Nevada’s Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year.