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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

                                             Photo: collecton The Northrop F-5 wnthusiast

                                   N75FT in a smart blue livery and its original Northrop RF-5A nose seen at McConnell AFB


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.

                                                                                       on testing duties.                      Photo: Keith Charlot
N685TC FA-685   
P         N685TC LLC 31-08-16 CoA issued, valid till 31-01-23

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

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

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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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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

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

Code 55 special 111 Squdron/F-5F tiger colours P: 29-04-17

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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
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F-5E      
c/n L.1014    ex Switzerland/RUAG J-3014
N65FK
  P                 Comanche Maverick
Certificated 07-10-19, valid 31-10-22
Reported/photographed active 26-11-18 Fort Worth-Alliance
P, serial 014 on nose

                                    

                                            N65FK, old serial 014 on nose (former Swiss J-3014 and camouflage)
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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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