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                                        Last update 06-04-2022

Several civilian operators operate Northrop F-5A/RF-5A/F-5B/F-5E/F-5F and Canadair CF-5D for flying
experience and various tests in addition to a commercial air combat training company.

For information regarding Tactical Air Support aircrafts see details below

NORTHEOP F-5A

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F-5A-25      c/n N.7021   65-10573 ex Norway/USA
                          forward fuselage used for X-29A serial 82-0049
N38MX                       -05-01
T-38 front fuselage/F-5A rear only Fort Wayne Service Inc
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F-5A-35      c/n N.7068   67-14905 ex Norway
N91011  905  
P            05-05-87 reg, 11/12-07-87 Prestwick del with military serial 905
                            -07-87 TACair
                            -07-87 Combat Jet and Aerospace mus, Chino
                            -08-87 US Aviation mus, Tulsa,
-07-88, 14-04-97 Winnipeg
N85JR                     01-10-89 ntu Flight Int Vance AFB
N3E          
P            04-03-97 reg Fightertown Miami, 23-07-98 Winnipeg, 13-08-06
253 hours flying time since fully restored at Bristol Aerospace before sale
N3J          P            03-06-06 Mark R Shaw, reg 15-11-07 Blue Falcon Corporation,
                          07-09-13 Westernair

For sale 21-01-14
                          14-03-17 reg T-33 Aviation
N3J          P            08-12-17 reg Sierra Technical Services
                            -04-22
Coolidge AZ, stored in a hangar

                          
                                    
                        Northrop F-5A N91011/905 seen in July 1988  Photo: Archive The Northrop F-5 Enthusiast

                         
                                     Nothrop F-5A N3E at Miami- Opa Locka in January 2001

N109ST    
                13-09-19 Dillon Precision Inc certification
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F-5A-40      c/n N.6447   68-09076 ex Jordan, to The Philippines
N41875                    14-11-95 reg
Eidetics Int Ltd
                          15-08-97 can, to the Philippines as 689076
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F-5A-40      c/n N.6456   68-09085 ex Jordan
N4190Y                    14-11-95 reg Eidetics Int Ltd
N695TC                    11-03-00 reg Thornton Corp, 13-08-06 Thornton Corp
                          22-08-11 can, to Pacific Aviation Museum
For sale 01-01-12

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F-5A-50      c/n N.6496   70-01374 ex Jordan, to The Philippines
N4178Q                    14-11-95 reg
Eidetics Int Ltd
                          15-08-97 can, to the Philippines as 701374
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NORTHEOP RF-5A

RF-5A-40   c/n RFG.1009   68-09108 ex Norway

N75FT                       -08-88 reg Flight International Jacksonville

N685TC    P               16-01-90 reg Thornton Corp Van Nuys CA, 08-11-93 Mojave, 13-08-06

                            -07-09 Van Nuys


      
                                                Photo: Thornton Aviation Company

The aircraft was modified to F-5A standard (when?), used for cinematographic         It is seen here on 09-07-09 at Van Nuys testing an ACMI pod.

                                                                                     and testing duties.                     Photo: Keith Charlot
N685TC FA-685   
P         N685TC LLC 31-08-16 CoA issued, valid till 31-08-19

The aircraft obtained USAF colours and the code FA-685 in addition to the civilian immatriculation.

Seen at 09-09-17 Northern Illinois Air Show, based at Rockford, Illinois. Total time 3'650 hours.

Was also seen on 24-07-18 at Oshkosh Air Show, 06-09-18 London(Ontario).

                                         Northrop F-5A
N685TC in its latestc USAF scheme

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F-5B-15    c/n N.6004     63-08367
                          modified ex F-5A 65-13071
N421NA                    be-02-00
No more registered 31-12-11

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F-5B-20    c/n N.9006     66-09242 ex Norway

N7070Z                      -08-93 reg Microsort Co/Thornton Co Van Nuys CA

N586PC  P                 03-09-93 reg F-5 Corp, 04-08-11 Seattle-Boeing Field

        P                 08-05-13 Everett-Paine Field, 04-08-13 Paine Field, 12-02-18 Boeing Field

Active P: 04-08-11 Seattle-Boeing Field, 07-09-13 Everett-Paine Field12-02-18 Boeing Field

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F-5B-20    c/n N.9007     66-09243 ex Norway
                          01-10-14 (
01-10-15) sold to Northern General Leasing (Ross Perrot jr)
243                       26-06-20
Aerospace Quality Research and Development Inc
N995SC/243                30-07-20 certicate issued, 04-03-20 Airworthiness, 31-07-22 Expiration

Bought together with c/n N.991SC for each NoK 120'00.

Taxi trials at Fort Worth Alliance 26-06-20, USAF titles
Active P: : 14-03-21 Fort Worth-Alliance, 18-04-21 Fort Worth-Alliance, -22 Dallas

                                              Photo: Raj Narayanan
                                  Northrop F-5B N995SC at Dallas, still with Norwegian serial and fictitious US Air Force
inscription
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F-5B-20    c/n N.9008     66-09244 ex Norway
                          
26-08-14 (01-10-15) sold to Northern General Leasing (Ross Perrot jr)
244                       26-06-20
Aerospace Quality Research and Development Inc
N991SC/244                30-07-20 certicate issued, 04-03-20 Airworthiness, 31-07-22 Expiration
Bought together with c/n N.995SC for each NoK 120'00.

Taxi trials at Fort Worth Alliance 26-06-20, USAF titles
Noticed P: 29-08-20 Fort Worth-Alliance, USAF titles
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F-5B-15    c/n N.8064     68-09086 ex Jordan
N7169P                    26-07-90 Bologna-Gatwick del, 10-09-90 Cinema Air Reg
N5SF                        -10-90 Cineva Air reg
N675TC                    28-09-00 reg
                          ca-05-01 Thornton Aircraft Company, 12-08-06 Thornton Aircraft Co
                          15-09-12 P-51 Investment reg

                          14-09-13 airworthiness certificate


                                    
                                     Northrop F-5B N675TC in fictitious USAF colours
for exhibition Salem, Oregon: -09-13
                                                
                                                     Photo: Thornton Aviation Company

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It has been reported that a total of 17 CF-5s have been sold to a private person in 2008.

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CANADAIR CF-5A

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CF-5A      c/n 1068      116768  ex Canada
N768AV                   24-07-12 reg Aerovision Holdings 1 Corp
                         24-07-12 cancelled
                         19-03-16 certificate issued, valid till 31-03-19
Aerovision Holdings 1 Corp

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       Photo: DIMO Corp.
                                     An unknown Canadair CF-5A awaiting to be sold to a civilian operator. (Who has details?)

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CANADAIR CF-5D

CF-5D      c/n 2005      116805  ex Canada
N805FF                   10-11-07 Freedom Fighter 2 Llc
                         25-01-08 certification issued, reg Lewis Aeronautical Llc
                        
02-11-10 reg pending Lewis Fighter Fleet Llc, valid 31-12-19

Noted P: 12-02-10, 21-01-12, 22-08-12 San Antonio, 01-11-15 San Antonio, 16-10-16, 05-11-17 Kelly Field

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CF-5D      c/n 2007      116807  ex Canada
N807LG                   06-01-12 reserved, 23-03-12 New Castle
                         02-05-12 Tiger Aircraft Corp

                         21-05-12 I3 Aircraft Holdings One Llc, valid 31-05-18

N807AV                   20-07-12 reg Aerovision Holding 1 Corp
Noted Wilmington/New Castle : -11-11, -05-12

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CF-5D      c/n 2012      116812  ex Canada
N812MX                   06-01-12 reserved, 23-03-12 New Castle
                         02-05-12
Tiger Aircraft Corp
                         21-05-12 I3 Aircraft Holdings One Llc, valid till 31-05-18

Noted Wilmington/New Castle : -11-11, -05-12

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CF-5D      c/n 2018      116818  ex Canada
N818LG                   06-01-12 reserved, 23-03-12 New Castle
                         02-05-12
Tiger Aircraft Corp
N818AV                   20-07-12 reg Aerovision Holdings I Corp, Newark

                         15-07-13 reg to Global Aviation Int, Jupiter (FL)

N818LG                   24-04-14 reg Tiger Aircraft Corp, valid till 30-06-19
Noted Wilmington/New Castle : -11-11, -05-12

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CF-5D      c/n 2023      116823  ex Canada
N823BD
                   25-07-11 cancelled
N331TF                   21-07-12 Northrop TF5-1 Corp
                         20-07-13 Global Aviation International reg

N823MA
                  reserved, cancelled
N331TF                   24-04-14 reg Tiger Aircraft Corp
N9P

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CF-5D      c/n 2024      116824  ex Canada
N824LG                   30-01-12 reserved Logix Global Inc, 23-03-12 New Castle
                         02-05-12 Tiger Aircraft Corp

N475RM                   
19-07-12 reserved
N824LG                   16-07-13 reg to Global Aviation Int, Jupiter (FL)
                         24-04-14 reg Tiger Aircraft Corp
                         28-03-16 reg Fast Jets Llc, valid 30-06-19

Noted Wilmington/New Castle : -11-11, -05-12

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CF-5D      c/n 2031      116831  ex Canada

N831LG                   29-12-11 reserved, 23-03-12 New Castle
                         24-04-12 Tiger Aircraft Corp

N475SA                   20-07-12 Aerovision Holdings 1 Corp reserved
N831LG                   17-07-13 reg to Global Aviation Int, Jupiter (FL)
                         24-04-14 reg Tiger Aircraft Corp

                         01-06-16 SSBM Llc
Noted Wilmington/New Castle : -11-11, -05-12

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CF-5D      c/n 2033      116833  ex Canada
N15FF                    22-10-07 Freedom One Llc, reg Dash One Llc, 31-03-21 valid till
        P                21-04-15 Sun 'Fun, 23-04-15 Lakeland

                           -09-18 on sale St. Augustine
For sale 31-10-13, 23-01-14 at St Augustine, Fl, 24-04-15 Lakeland, 18-04-19 St Augustine USD 1.8

Sold to Tac Air by/earlier September 2020. see below TacAir

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CF-5D      c/n 2035      116835  ex Canada

N835AV                   24-07-12 reg Aerovision Holdings 1 Corp reserved
                         04-03-16 certificate issued, valid till 31-03-19
Aerovision Holdings 1 Corp
                         30-04-20 certificate expired, preserved Borden

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CF-5D      c/n 2036      116836  ex Canada

N836LG                   30-01-12 reg Logix Global Inc, 23-03-12 New Castle
N836MX                   30-01-12 reserved
                         24-04-12 Tiger Aircraft Corp

N475TA                   26-07-12 Aerovision Holdings 1 Corp reserved
N836LG                   16-07-13 reg to Global Aviation Int, Jupiter (FL)
N836MX                   24-04-14 reg Tiger Aircraft Corp
                         06-01-16
SSBM Llc,valid till 30-06-19
Noted Wilmington/New Castle : -11-11, -05-12

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CF-5D      c/n 2037      116837  ex Canada
N837LG
                  30-01-12 reg Logix Global Inc, 23-03-12 New Castle
                         24-04-12 Tiger Aircraft Corp

N475QA                   20-07-12 Aerovision Holdings 1 Corp reserved, 15-03-15 can
N7R                      no details known

N837LG                   16-07-13 reg to Global Aviation Int, Jupiter (FL) N841AV
                         24-04-14 reg Tiger Aircraft Corp
        
                 28-03-16 Aerovision Holdings 1 Corp CoA valid till 31-03-19, 31-03-20

N837LR                   30-06-19 valid till SSBM Llc

N9P                      06-03-17 assigned, SSBM Llc, CoA valid 16-05-19
Noted Wilmington/New Castle : -11-11, -05-12

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CF-5D      c/n 2039      116839  ex Canada
N115DV                   23-01-08 reg Freedom 1 Llc/Dash One Llc, valid till 30-04-19
Noted : 24-04-15 Lakeland, 29-04-17 Lakeland
in Northrop F-5F/111 Squadron colours/code 55 P-

                                                  21-08-18 reg LCB+T LLC, valid 31-08-24

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CF-5D      c/n 2040      116840  ex Canada
N840MQ  P                12-02-08 reg Mcq Llc
NX840MQ                  12-02-08 MCQ Llc, 31-01-20 valid certificate
Flown 3'086.6 hours by -04-11, for sale Courtesy aircraft sales -04-11

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CF-5D      c/n 2041      116841  ex Canada
N841LG                   30-01-12 reg Logix Global Inc, 23-03-12 New Castle
                         25-04-12 Tiger Aircraft Corp

N841AV
                   20-07-12 Aerovision Holding 1 Corp, 05-11-13 Fort Lauderdale
N824LG                   17-07-13 reg to Global Aviation Int, Jupiter (FL)
                         24-04-14 reg Tiger Aircraft Corp
N841LG                   28-03-16 issd, 31-03-19 valid certificate
Noted Wilmington/New Castle : -11-11, -05-12

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CF-5D      c/n                   ex Canada
no reg                   24-10-10 St. Augustine
New Canadian camouflage
P: 24-10-10 St. Augustine
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NF-5B      c/n 4003      K-4003  ex Netherlands
N3206Y                   04-11-91 Gilze Rijen to USA by sea, via Antwerp, in crate
                         27-01-92 reg US Aviation Museum Inc

N8910    P               20-09-05 US Aviation Museum Inc
                         Tactical Air Support

Last known CoA 16-06-94, rgistration valid 31-08-19

Noted:
02-04-06 Tulsa, 08-04-10 Tulsa, 01-012-13 Reno, 07-03-19 St Augustine (poss not airworthy)

       08-07-20 St Augustine P under maintenace/stored ?
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Six additional Canadair CF-5D were registered to Global Aviation International from Jupiter (FL)on 15/16/17 July 2013.
All stored aircrafts have left CFB Mountain View
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NORTHROP F-5E
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F-5E       c/n R.1057    to S Vietnam 73-00876
N9020H                   be-  -74 registration reserved, 18-11-78
                         to S Vietnam
                                              18-03-11 reg cancelled, possibly administrative date
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F-5E       c/n GG.1003
N300FG                   15-07-82 registration reserved, -01-02, 13-08-06
                         10-03-11
registration cancelled, possibly administrative date
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F-5E       c/n
N3682C                   27-10-84 Edwards
Registration later used by Kiger Lance B aircraft.

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F-5E       c/n R.1216    US Navy 741556, used by NASA, returned to US Navy
                         29-07-03 first flight
                         02-08-03 Dryden, 29-08-03
 Palmdale
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F-5E       c/n R.1177    ex US Marines 741519, modified to SSBDA for NASA

                         31-07-03 Tinker, 27-08-03 Palmdale
                              -04 removed from Marines active inventory

        P                23-07-04 Titusville pre, -06-06 Titusville on show, 16-01-16 Titusville

                                    
        Photo: NASA                                    

                               SSBD modified F-5E 741519 in company of F-15B NASA836 and US Navy F-5E 741536 on 25-08-03
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F-5E      
c/n L.1004    ex Switzerland/RUAG
N64FK     
       -17    Comanche Maverick, 27-11-18
Certificated 09-01-18, expires 31-01-21

Former Swiss/Austrian AF, returned to RUAG, to civilian
No serial visible, grey
P  27-11-18, 26-11-18 Fort Worth-Alliance, -04-21
USAF colours
 P  -04-21
                                   

                                  Former Swiss, Comanche Maverick Air N64FK, seen at Fort-Worth Alliance airport 27-11-18.
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F-5E      
c/n L.1014    ex Switzerland/RUAG
N65FK
                    Comanche Maverick
Certificated 07-10-19, valid 31-10-22
Reported/photographed active 26-11-18 Fort Worth-Alliance

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F-5E       c/n VE.1002   ex China or Jordan
        P  14-06-12      Classic Acft USA Illilsboro mus arr, 16-01-13 mus
N551PJ     
24-10-16      registered, expiry 31-10-22
The aircraft has been withdrawn from use.

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NORTHEOP F-5F

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F-5F       c/n K.1007   ex China
       
 P  14-06-12      Classic Acft USA Illilsboro mus arr, 16-01-13 mus
N552PJ     
26-10-16      Classic Aircraft Museum reg
To be returned to flying status

        
date not known  Premier Jets Inc
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F-5F    P  002           01-07-98 Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Israel Aircrafts Industries
                         might be Moroccan AF

                                       Photo: unknown
                                                Northrop F-5F 002 - might be a fake or an upgraded Moroccan aircraft
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F-5F       c/n IH.1008  ex 86-00388, to Singapore
N3139Y  P  Northrop     24-10-82 Edwards, -01-83 Edwards, -11-83
        
P               09-11-86 Edwards used as support for F-20 programm  -10-87 reg cancelled
                        04-12-87 Alconbury del to Singapore
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F-5F       c/n VE.1002   ex China, ex China 77-00333
        P  14-06-12      Classic Acft USA Illilsboro mus arr, 16-01-13 mus
N551PJ     
24-10-16      Premier Jets Inc registered, expiry 31-10-22
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F-5F       c/n W.1001   NASA ex USAF 73-00889, to USAF
NASA735    NASA         21-08-89 reg
N550NA  P                    -90 Wallops, -06-91 Langley
                          -07-92 reg, -10-94 to USAF

                                          
                                    Northrop F-5F N550NA used for pilots proficiency and high performance research flights
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GENERAL EQUIPMENTINC Inc, MIAMI
Offered at an unknown date 6 Northrop F-5E and 2 Northrop F-5F, 500 lbs bombs, 5'000 20mm shells, origin unknown
(Saudi Arabia?). It is
specified they were deactivated in 2000 but reactivated in 2003 as Tactical Air Squadron and Reserve. Twelve pilots, including four
instructors, could be supplied if wished.


                                                         Photo: General Equipment Inc.
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GENERAL ELECTRIC SIMULATOR SCHOOL
General Electric opened a USD 12-million as Centre for Advanced Airmanship aimed specifically

to Northrop F-5 piots in February 1986, located in a complex near to Williams AFB, Reno, and

the 425th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron.

No customer had signed up at the moment of opening the structure but several Air Forces and

leading aeospace companies had shown their interest. Countries that have shown interest included

Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Mexico, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Kuwait and Tunisia.


Pilots simulator training was divided into three segments: initial training, proficincy training

and advanced weapons training. Activity was to be supervised by a chief-instructor having USAF

command level experience in F-5 training, wile instructors were to be high-time Northrop F-5 pilots.

Unfortunately no further details about its success are known.

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