Photo by James Deboer
Lockheed Martin F-16A

In 2021, Top Aces became the first private company in the world to acquire the F-16, which is considered by many to be the most agile fighter aircraft of its generation. Its superior speed, acceleration, maneuverability, small visual and radar signature, and ability to integrate advanced sensors and threat systems have made it the aircraft of choice for the USAF and USN Aggressor fleets since 1988.

As the only true fourth generation airframe available to train US combat air forces, Top Aces' F-16s upgraded with our proprietary Advanced Aggressor Mission System presents the most advanced adversary capability in the industry, and the platform of choice for training 5th generation fighter pilots.

Lockheed Martin F-16A
Typical F-16A Mission Advantages

Superior 4th Generation maneuverability, kinematics, 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 and 9 G capable;

Aircraft Statistics

Crew: Single seat fighter

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.