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Top Aces aggressor F-16 achieves US Air Force certificate

25th August 2022 - 17:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The Top Aces F-16s are equipped with the AAMS that replicates near-peer adversary fighter aircraft. (Photo: Top Aces)

Military Flight Release status will allow Top Aces to begin using its aggressor F-16 jets to support US Air Force training programmes.

Advanced adversary air training provider Top Aces has received Military Flight Release (MFR) from the USAF for its F-16 advanced aggressor fighter aircraft.

MFRs are issued for specific air systems in design configurations that do not meet the full standards and/or intent of a Military Type Certificate and may also contain restrictions. MFR, however, will allow Top Aces to begin supporting USAF flight training programmes.

The company’s president for US operations Russ Quinn told Shephard: ‘Top Aces looks forward to supporting DoD customers across the spectrum of needs to include USAF customers under CAF CAS [Combat Air Forces Contracted Air

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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