Blue Flag operates a lives system whereby the player is restricted to how many times they can respawn after getting killed. You may return one of your lives by successfully landing at a friendly airbase or FARP. *link needed to FARP/airbase page*
Note: Returning to spectators or getting into a new aircraft whilst still in the air will result in a life being removed - always land to return your life!
Once you have used all your lives for a particular role, you will no longer be able to pick an aircraft in that role until the life timer resets every 6 hours. You can check how many lives you have remaining by typing "-lives" into the chatbox.
A logistics pilot can acquire and extra life when delivering fuel to an airbase or a carrier group which has critical fuel level ( <75 000 kg)
Fighters - 3 lives
Interceptors - 4 lives
Ground Attack - 4 lives
Recon - 6 lives
Transport - 6 lives