Affordable High Quality Contract Close Air Support

NEWS


September 26, 2016

Las Vegas, NV

BLUE AIR TRAINING AWARDED NELLIS CCAS
Blue Air Training LLC has been awarded a $10,000,000 single award, IDIQ contract to support the 6th Combat Training Squadron’s (CTS) Joint Terminal Attack Control (JTAC) contract close air support (CCAS) training program. This is the second prime contract win of 2016 for Blue Air. The Team was recently awarded a multi-year contract to support all Special Tactics JTACs from Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) with Dry and Live CCAS employing 7.62mm strafe and BDU-33 practice bombs.

March 14, 2016

Las Vegas, NV

Blue Air Training was recently awarded a multi-year Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract to support Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC). Blue Air Training will provide 1,000 flight hours per year for Close Air Support (CAS) training and will consist of Dry and Live missions.

ABOUT

Our Close Air Support Instructor Pilots Present and Debrief The Most Current TTPs

On the Range, in a MOA, or VFR airspace near your homebase ...the World is your OP!


Qualified Military CAS Instructor Pilots

Totalling 20000+ flight hours, multiple Combat Tours and 230+ years of experience, our Pilots are Qualified CAS Instructors with a wealth of experience to share with your JTACs. We are fully versed in current TTPs for multiple types of the aircraft you work with regularly. You have probably worked with us before!

On Target Mission Debriefs

CAS professionals know that more that 50% of learning occurs in the debrief. Our Instructor Pilots waste no time getting right to the Debrief Focus Point, suggest Instructional Fixes, and leave each JTAC with Lessons Learned to apply to future controls. JTAC-I's continually remark that our debriefs are spot on with their hot washes, reinforcing the lessons to the JTAC on the mic.

Mixed Fleet of CAS Aircraft

High-speed Attack Jets, 5+ hour loiter-time Attack Prop aircraft, multi-spectrum sensors pushing VDL, live BDU-33 deliveries, live 7.62mm Strafe, and Visual Dry Presentations exercise your Type I & II controls. Our Army Attack Aviation helicopters push tactics training to the next-level. JTAC "ride-alongs" improve your controllers' talk-ons. We are a full spectrum CAS presentation!

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OUR SERVICES

Everything your JTACs need to stay Qualified, Current, and Proficient


Live and Dry Weapons

Blue Air Training conducts live and dry CAS. We employ live BDU-33s on the IAR-823 Brasov, and live 2.75” rockets on all aircraft. If a live range is not available, we can simulate weapons with smoke generators and a noise-generating .50 caliber gun pod.

Multiple Asset Simulation

Blue Air Training simulates multiple air and ground assets on the radio. By using different voice personalities at different times, our expert CAS instructor pilots can simulate other fighters, bombers, and ISR aircraft, giving JTAC trainees a high-pressure, realistic battle scenario.

Multiple Missions, Day & Night

Blue Air Training conducts multiple air-ground related missions whether they are Close Air Support, Forward Air Controlling, Reconnaissance, Artillery Call for Fire, or ISR.


Planning Assistance

Blue Air Training is with you every step of the way. We assist you in daily mission planning, part-task training, or major exercises from planning through debrief.

Fam Flights

Blue Air Training gives you the pilot’s perspective – literally. Every JTAC, JFO, commander, and DV will be be invited for a familiarization flight in one of our aircraft. Sometimes an airborne picture is worth a thousand words on the radio. Blue Air Training paints you that picture.

Platform Instruction

Blue Air Training pilots have flown, and employed alongside, multiple aircraft. Our pilots have delivered nearly every weapon under nearly every condition. Blue Air Training gives you the instruction you need.

CONTRACT VEHICLES


SeaPort

SeaPort-e

Contract #: N00178-16-D-8607

Blue Air Training is a prime contractor on the Navy's SeaPort-e contract vehicle. Blue Air Training, LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides the highest quality Close Air Support (CAS) for Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training in the industry. The focus of Blue Air Training is the individual JTAC. Blue Air pilots tailor their support, instructions, and tactical presentaion to the specific needs to each JTAC training mission. Blue Air pilots account for each training objective and accommodate support to directly meet specific DLOs. In addition to being the most current and capable experts in the field, Blue Air Training also offers - at no additional cost to the Government - a training perspective that JTACs have never had before. Blue Air encourages JTACs to fly onboard the aircraft to gain an aerial perspective which JTACs rarely get in their career. This unique approach will greatly enhance the effectiveness of the on-the-ground training - and ultimately save lives.

Technical Training Services

Professional Development & Training Support

  • Aircraft for CAS Training BAC-167 Strikemaster or equivalent jet aircraft - Live (BDU-33, strafe) or Dry
  • Aircraft for CAS Training IAR-823 Brasov or equivalent propeller aircraft - Live (BDU-33, strafe) or Dry
  • Instructor, Curriculum Developer Close Air Support, Fire Support, Communications, Etc.
  • Budgeting, Scheduling, & Execution of Technical Programs

OUR ATTACK AIRCRAFT

Speed, Station Time, Sensors, Visual Presentation for Type I/II/III Controls  ...We Will Meet Your DLOs


Brasov

IAR-823

BRASOV

The IAR-823 Brasov is a four-seat, single engine, Romanian trainer, with a demonstrated 5+ hour VUL time. The beauty of the Brasov lies in its reliability and cost effectiveness and unparalleled station time. With two hard-points, the Brasov can drop 4x live BDU-33s and simulate gun with a noise generator and smoke. Up to 3 JTACs can ride along in this aircraft, making it one of the most cost-effective training solutions available anywhere.

Strikemaster

BAC-167

STRIKEMASTER

The BAC-167 Strikemaster is a two-seat, single engine, British attack jet built only a few years before the A-10. The Strikemaster is an impressive airplane with four hard-points, a service ceiling of 40,000 feet, a maximum airspeed over 450 knots. Attached external fuel tanks provide a two-hour loiter time, while the FLIR 380HD Multi-Spectrum Sensor with SWIR LST sees your laser designation during LGB simulated deliveries. Get your live squares with both BDU-33s and 7.62mm strafe!

Little Bird

AH-6

LITTLE BIRD

The AH-6 Little Bird is a 4-blade, 4-seat light-attack helicopter primarily used by Special Operations Forces in the U.S. Army. The AH-6 carries a live, forward-firing 7.62mm mini-gun and its pilots are current and qualified in Army CCA. It can carry up to two JTACs for airborne orientation during missions, just like in the fixed-wing aircraft. The Little Bird's small footprint, fuel efficiency, carrying capacity and live Attack Aviation capabilities add to Blue Air Training's fixed-wing fleet to provide you with a true Combined Arms JAAT capability.

SOLID TEAM

Natural selection is anything but random


Chef Barlow

James "Chef" Barlow

CEO

A-10C Instructor Pilot, FAC(A) IP, Sandy

Charlie Keebaugh

Charlie Keebaugh

COO

Ranger JTAC, JTAC-I

Matty "Pratt" Whitney

Vice President of Operations / AFSOC PM

A-10C Instructor Pilot, FAC(A)

Tool Hanes

Scott "Tool" Hanes

Chief Pilot

A-10C Instructor Pilot, FAC(A), Sandy

Jim Hosey

Jim Hosey

Army Attack Aviation and CFF SME

160th SOAR IP - Plank Holder & Sqd Ldr 3/75 RGR

Ty “O.D.” Bachmann

NSW PM

Test Pilot, F-35 IP, USMC WTI, FAC

V12

Pilot

F-16

WM

AFSOC JTAC-I/SEE

SOF TACP / JTAC-I/SEE - 22nd STS

FUZZ

MSO

U-28 Pilot

MIRV

Pilot

A-10C

Dex

Pilot

F-15E

SLICK

MSO

Marine AH-1 Pilot

YOGI

IAR Pilot

A-10C

Over 250  JTAC controls and counting...

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  • Awesome job playing different aircraft and complying with Student Learning Objectives. Your motivation and dedication to the students is A+. I am looking forward to working with you again!

    -SOTACC/CC at YPG
  • You guys were more spot on than the real assets.

    -23 STS JTAC-I on Airburst Range
  • Having a sensor, a sensor operator, and a current & qualified CAS fighter pilot is the real benefit of Blue Air.

    -22 STS JTAC-I
  • Best capability of Blue Air was the ability to fly CAS anywhere.

    -22 STS JTAC
  • The ability to simultaneously use multiple assets which is difficult to organize in the real world.

    -22 STS JTAC-I
  • Every one of my subordinate units that worked with Blue Air Training stated it was 'the best Contract CAS Company' they had worked with to date.

    -720 STG JTAC PM
  • Blue Air Training's TTP are very relevant to the current theater.

    -SOTACC JTAC-I at YPG
  • Blue Air Training brought unparalleled realism to its CAS scenarios with fixed-wing CAS, arty simulation, ISR inputs and a roaming OPFOR in an urban environment!

    -5SFG(A) SOTAC
  • Your debrief was in lock-step with our internal hot wash: right on target!

    -24 STS JTAC-I
  • The night urban CAS with fixed-wing aircraft and IR sensor, plus the ability to simulate multiple CAS and ISR assets reinforced the lessons learned in our JTAC sim.

    -118 ASOS JTAC-I
  • With only two-weeks until a last minute deployment, we trusted Blue Air Training to provide Air for all of our JTAC requirements. Their efficiency allowed us to deploy fully combat ready and did so one day early, allowing us to spend that day with our families prior to deploying!

    -125 STS JTAC
  • 20 live controls and over 10 hours of ECAS and GFC training prepared our teams for every contingency in their upcoming deployment.

    -10 SFG(A) JTAC Program Manager
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  • Return something not for the possibility of a reward, but for the joy of giving a gift which you did not have to pay for.

    Chandra Noor, CEO Ihrish.com
  • Man is not free unless government is limited!

    Chandra Noor, CEO Ihrish.com
  • The Rindu user interface is clean and intuitive, and it's easy to customize. I'm really happy with it so far!

    Chandra Noor, CEO Ihrish.com
  • The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.

    Ladies Gladies, CEO Ihrish.com
  • The truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.

    Ladies Gladies, CEO Ihrish.com
  • Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.

    Chandra Noor, CEO Ihrish.com
  • Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.

    Chandra Noor, CEO Ihrish.com
  • Return something not for the possibility of a reward, but for the joy of giving a gift which you did not have to pay for.

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  • Man is not free unless government is limited!

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Las Vegas, NV | Destin, FL

Seeking a CAS Pilot to operate company owned aircraft, including: BAC-167 Strikemaster, IAR-823 Brasov in support of our customer.

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