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Summary

The 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron (4477th TES) was a squadron in the United States Air Force under the command of the Tactical Air Command. The product of Project Constant Peg, the unit was created to train USAF pilots and weapon systems officers, and USN and USMC naval aviators to better fight the aircraft of the Soviet Union. Some 69 pilots, nicknamed Bandits, served in the squadron between 1979 and 1988, flying MiG-17s, MiG-21s and MiG-23s.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constant_Peg