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Aircraft Operations

About Our Aircraft

TacAir Air Operations are fundamentally organized and operated like a military fighter squadron and the backbone is our impressive array of jet and turboprop aircraft. TacAir owns the largest operational fighter fleet in the commercial services industry. We also operate Customer-owned aircraft up to, and including fourth-generation fighter aircraft such as the F-16 and SU-27, to suit your training needs.  We endeavor to meet the same professional standards of military fighter operations around the world.

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TacAir Current Fleet

TacAir has 26 F-5E/F and CF-5D fighter aircraft in our current inventory. Our F-5E/F Import makes TacAir the industry leader in supersonic aircraft with a current upgrade path to support advanced requirements, including Active Electronically-Scanned Array (AESA) radars and the latest Electronic Warfare (EW) pods . Additionally, the F-5 is the most inherently safe, commercial adversary aircraft in use today.   We go to great pains to maintain our entire fleet of aircraft and consistently ensure their  mission capability and airworthiness. To support our sortie generation capability, we maintain over 17,000 line items of F-5 parts in our Reno, Nevada warehouse and have developed a comprehensive logistic support network.

TacAir owns and operates the largest commercial fleet of F-5s in the world, with 26 F-5E/F and CF-5D aircraft in our current inventory. We also have cost-effective CAS training, JTAC training, and primary training and support aircraft.

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Northrop F-5 E/F, CF-5D
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Embraer EMB 312F Tucano (A-27)
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SIAI-Marchetti SF-260TP

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Customer/Other Aircraft

Let TacAir assist you in your primary or advanced tactical aviation training.  TacAir has extensive experience operating customer aircraft in support of their training objectives, up to and including fourth generation fighters.  We currently fly F-16Cs while administering fighter weapons school training for an international customer.  In addition, we have also flown Su-27s, F-5s, and A-29s in global training operations.  This combined with our experience developing F-35 tactics and procedures for the U.S.military means that TacAir has the experience, currency and proficiency to train your aircrew in your aircraft to optimize your advanced capabilities investment.

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F-16 Fighting Falcon
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SU-27 Flanker
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A-29 Super Tucano

Operational Excellence

Aircraft Maintenance

Our maintenance team is staffed with A&P certified and tactical aircraft experienced mechanics, technicians and logisticians. Our maintenance management team has a combined 75 years of experience in tactical aviation maintenance with more than 30 years supporting U.S. military F-5 adversary contract maintenance support.

TacAir currently employs full time mechanics with extensive tactical aircraft experience. The comprehensive experience our maintenance team brings supporting air operations ensures safe and seamless ground maintenance operations and eliminates the learning curve required by a less experienced contractor.

To support our fleet, we maintain over 17,000 line items of F-5 parts in our Reno, Nevada warehouse and have developed a comprehensive logistic support network. Our network includes industry leaders Northrop Grumman, Magellan Aerospace, RUAG Aerospace, and a cadre of established and reputable small businesses that also currently support the USN/USMC F-5s.