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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
Top Aces Reaches New Heights with Record 90,000 Hours of Accident-Free Flying
Posted on February 23, 2021

Flight hours expected to ramp up as Top Aces grows its business. Montreal: February 23, 2021 – Top Aces is pleased to announce that it recently achieved another industry-leading milestone with 90,000 hours of accident-free flying in support of advanced adversary training for its clients. Since 2005, Top Aces has delivered innovative training services...

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Top Aces Welcomes First F-16s to Mesa, AZ
Posted on January 28, 2021

Adversary Air Industry Leader Brings Advanced Jets for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Training Mesa, Arizona, January 29, 2021 - Top Aces Corp. is pleased to announce the arrival of its first batch of F-16 fighters to the company’s F-16 Center of Excellence in Mesa, Arizona. Under the U...

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Top Aces to participate in the U.S. Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium
Posted on February 20, 2020

Mesa, Arizona – February 20, 2020 - Top Aces will participate in the Air Force Association’s (AFA) Air Warfare Symposium from February 26 to 28 in Orlando, Florida. During the technology exposition of the Air Force gathering, senior Top Aces Corp. officials will be on hand to share with attendees and stakeholders...

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