161926 McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing FA-18A of
VFA-203 the Blue Dolphins in 'Aggressor Markings'
161926 FA-18A of VFA-203 the Blue Dolphins in 'Aggressor Markings'. This photograph shows the pilot about to enter his 'office' for an aggressor training mission.
To increase the 'realism the aircraft is painted up to represent a generic eastern bloc aircraft for dissimilar combat training.
The Blue Dolphins is part of the USN Reserve and is mainly manned by reservists.
USN Fighter Attack Squadron VFA-203 - Global Security Entry
For the background to the two Cecil Field Hornet Albums and links to more information on Cecil Field Naval Air Station and the McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing F/A-18 Hornet See: Album Notes on Cecil Field Hornets Part 1 & 2