Aces in Ace Combat: Assault Horizon only appear during Mission Co-Op, not including Markov or Illich during the Campaign. These pilots are incredibly difficult to shoot down, and, depending on the mission, can risk mission failure. They typically require Dogfight Mode to be able to shoot them down.
|East African Town||Alikuwa||MiG-21bis|
|ICBM Base||Executioner||Su-35 Flanker-E|
|Central Moscow||Sledgehammer||Mi-24 Hind|
- The MiG-21 pilots that appear during East African Town are possibly the most annoying of all aces, since they are flying fighters while all players are restricted to helicopters. Therefore, the only reliable method of shooting them down is through utilizing Air-to-Air Missiles.
- The four PAK-FA aces during Miami all appear at once, after all other aircraft are shot down, as a final battle. All four of them utilize the same maneuvers that Markov uses during Akula.
- At San Diego Comic-Con 2011, instead of playing the Nightmare mission as in other demos, convention attendees could play dogfights against named aces flying Su-35 Flanker-Es over Miami, including "Nocturne" and "Eclipse".
- Trinity is named during the Campaign as well, even though it isn't a pilot.