Photo: James Deboer
Welcome to Top Aces Corp

Top Aces provides advanced airborne training to the world’s leading air forces. Founded in 2000 by a group of highly accomplished former fighter pilots, Top Aces has the largest worldwide footprint of privately-held operational fighter aircraft that provide advanced adversary, air-defence and Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training services around the globe. The mission-critical training offered by Top Aces enhances the operational readiness of combat forces by providing a realistic real-world experience while prolonging fleet life.

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Mission Profiles
Our Fleet
Lockheed Martin F-16A

Superior 4th Generation maneuverability and pilot-centric avionics;

Large array of available air-to-air weapons and sensors;

All-weather capability allows it to employ weapons in non-visual environments;

Light weight with a full load of internal fuel up to 9 G’s;

The pilot has excellent flight control of the F-16 through its "fly-by-wire" system.

Lockheed Martin F-16A

- Crew: Single and tandem configuration

- Length: 49.4 ft.

- Normal T/O weight: 25,281 lbs

- Engine: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220E

- Speed with air to air missiles: Mach 2.05 at 40,000 feet.

Dornier Alpha Jet

Day and night Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC) training;

Adversary Support and Anti-Shipping Attack Training for Naval Forces;

“Red Air” Adversary Support for Fighter Forces, including large-scale coalition air exercises;

Air-to-Air Gunnery Target Tow; both circular and combat dart missions for Fighter Forces;

Electronic Warfare Training for Naval and Fighter Forces.

Dornier Alpha Jet

- Crew: Tandem Cockpit Configuration

- Normal T/O Weight: 13,200 - 14,330

- Length: 40 ft.

- Engines: 2 x SNECMA Larzac 04-C6

- Speed: 0.95 M

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Day and night Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC) training; Weapons Delivery;

Adversary Support and Anti-Shipping Attack Training for Naval Forces;

“Red Air” Adversary Support for Fighter Forces, including large-scale coalition air exercises;

Air-to-Air Gunnery Target Tow; both circular and combat dart missions for Fighter Forces;

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

- Crew: Single and tandem configuration

- Length: 40.3 ft.

- Normal T/O weight: 19,850 lbs

- Engines: 1 P&W J52 P408 Turbojet

- Speed: 0.9 Mach

Bombardier Learjet 35A

Approved for VFR, IFR, day, night and icing conditions;

Real Time Performance & Quality Assurance (RTPQA) for NORAD on the East & West Coasts plus the North Warning System (NWS);

NORAD HAWK exercises involving multi simulation profiles for CF-18 & USAF forces;

Target Tow for Naval training with TRX-9 targets for gunnery and TLX-1 Low Level targets for anti-ship missile defence training;

Bombardier Learjet 35A

- Crew: Three, (Pilot, Co-pilot and Electronic Warfare

- Length: 48.8 ft.

- Normal T/O weight: 19,600 lbs

- Engines: Garrett TFE731-2B turbofan

- Speed: 872 km/h

News and Events
Leading JTAC and ADAIR companies join forces
Posted on March 30, 2022

                                                       Blue Air Training Corp. and Top Aces Corp. announce groundbreaking business combination – expanding service offering to military customers worldwide Leading JTAC...

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Aces High: Inside the 'Red Air' F-16 Operations of Top Aces
Posted on March 08, 2022

The pilots of Arizona-based Top Aces are aggressively pitching the legendary F-16 Viper against some of the most advanced fighters in the world. James Deboer reports. In 2018, the US Air Force issued a request for proposals (RFP) for adversary air support and received eight responses. A year later, the US...

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HII Completes First Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated Air Combat Training Mission with U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa
Posted on March 03, 2022

Technical Solutions Link to Article:HII Completes First Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated Air Combat Training Mission with U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa   HII successfully completed the first contractor-owned, contractor-operated (COCO) air combat training mission with the U.S. Air Force in Europe. Teaming partner Top...

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