Top Aces adversary air training

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Unread post26 Aug 2021, 13:51

Amazing to see those old birds fly.
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Unread post22 Sep 2021, 01:00

Nice. Maybe they will be used again for another Iron Eagle movie...
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Unread post22 Jan 2022, 14:23

HMCS = Gentex Scorpion?

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Unread post11 Feb 2022, 00:34

Four new arrivals on the 10th February
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Four new arrivals on the 10th February (from Top Aces)




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From James Deboer


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From James Deboer


https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4 ... aggressors


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Unread post03 May 2022, 04:08

Does anyone happen to know what the original USAF numbers were for the 4 (?) F-16s that arrived for Top Aces from Israel on Feb. 10 2022? I took some pictures of them being offloaded. One plane has the number "109" on the engine intake.
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Unread post03 May 2022, 20:52

AV8NLVR: Go to the F-16 database page and put "top aces" in the search block. You should get 8 hits. The "Aircraft" column are the USAF serials.
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Unread post03 May 2022, 21:14

The one I photographed is not on that list of 8. Maybe the database has not been updated yet? I searched around some other sites and found an IDFAF F-16 with the number "109" on it, and it traces back to USAF# 78-0312, stored on 11/11/2007. No mention of it officially as a Top Aces plane and no civilian reg #, but its from the same variant and lot as the ones listed. Since it only landed here less than 3 months ago along with 3 others it may not even have finished the conversion work yet.

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Unread post12 Sep 2022, 20:17

Block 5/10s with AESA, HOBS, TDL and HMCS coming at ya! :devil:


MESA, ARIZ. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

Top Aces Corp. (Top Aces), the world's only commercial owner/operator of F-16 fighter aircraft, today announced that it was selected under the US Air Force (USAF) Combat Air Force Contracted Air Support program to provide advanced adversary air training to pilots at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida and Luke AFB in Arizona.

Top Aces will begin training in support of USAF F-35A and F-22 fleets later this month. Valued at up to $175 million USD, this five-year contract will significantly enhance the training of fifth generation combat pilots.

Top Aces is the first commercial provider to deliver contracted air training to the USAF using the supersonic F-16 platform, and is the only company in the world to operate the F-16 Advanced Aggressor Fighter (AAF) – an upgraded version of the aircraft with unique open system architecture capabilities, including Advanced Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, helmet-mounted cueing systems, tactical datalinks and high off-boresight missile capabilities.

A pioneer of adversary air training, Top Aces’ group of companies has delivered more than 100,000 accident-free flight hours in the past 17 years. This partnership will provide an unprecedented opportunity for USAF pilots to train with a team of professionals including the most experienced former Aggressor pilots and tactical controllers in the country.

“Top Aces’ cadre of highly-experienced Aggressor pilots and maintenance crews looks forward to supporting Luke and Eglin to fulfill their advanced combat training needs,” says Russ Quinn, President, Top Aces Corp., USAF veteran and former Aggressor pilot. “With our fleet of F-16 AAFs, we deliver a caliber of adversary air training that was previously non-existent. Our commitment is to deliver professional excellence and significant cost efficiencies.”

https://www.prweb.com/releases/2022/09/ ... 885848.htm

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Unread post17 Sep 2022, 17:47

Now that's a decent retirement hobby!

wife: "Now that you're retired dear, you'll be home and have more time for honey-do's."

ex-USAF: "Well actually dear I just got a job with Top Aces. I'll be at Eglin for a couple weeks."

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Unread post17 Sep 2022, 22:20

basher54321 wrote:Block 5/10s with AESA, HOBS, TDL and HMCS coming at ya! :devil:


They look more modern than the Singaporean pieces of crap down there. Although they too apparently are due for upgrades soon.
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