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Top Aces provides advanced airborne training to the world’s leading air forces. Founded in 2000 by a small 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.

Our Fleet

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.
  • - 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;
  • - 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;
  • - Crew: Tandem Cockpit Configuration
  • - Length: 48.8 ft.
  • - Normal T/O weight: 19,600 lbs
  • - Engines: Garrett TFE731-2B turbofan
  • - Speed: 872 km/h

Lockheed Martin F-16A

  • A larger payload, superior maneuverability, and excellent air-to-ground precision;
  • Weapons Delivery with superior accuracy;
  • All-weather capability allows it to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions;
  • 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.
  • - Crew: Single and tandem configuration
  • - Length: 49.4 ft.
  • - Normal T/O weight:  25,281 lbs
  • - Engine:  One Pratt & Whitney F100-
  • - Speed with air to air missiles: Mach 2.05
  •    at 40,000 feet. (MAX)

 

News & Events

 

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RCAF Association Awards Top Aces with J.A.D. (John Alexander Douglas) McCurdy Trophy

Montreal, February 13, 2019 – Top Aces Inc. was extremely proud to receive the John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Trophy at this year’s annual RCAF Dawn Patrol Breakfast held in Ottawa today. The prize is awarded annually by the Royal Canadian Airforce Association “In recognition of outstanding and praiseworthy achievements by Canadians in the field of

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Top Aces Achieves Record-breaking 75,000 Hours of Air Combat Training

Montreal, January 16, 2019 – Top Aces Inc. announced today that it reached an unprecedented 75,000 hours of operational air combat training. The historic milestone was achieved in December during a deployment to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Top Aces Alpha Jet aircraft supported Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Exercise PUMA STRIKE, providing both Red

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Top Aces AME Wins 2018 Women in Defence Award

Montreal, August 8, 2018 – Top Aces Inc. (Top Aces) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), Jamie Neggers, was recently named a 2018 Women in Defence Award recipient by Australian Defence Magazine (ADM)…