AFI 11-402 PDF

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USAF aeronautical badgescommonly referred to as “wings” from their shape and their historical legacy, are awarded by the Air Force in recognition of degrees of achievement and experience. The Flight Surgeon rating received its own distinctive gold badge on 3 Marchwhich was changed to the standard oxidized silver wings in to avoid confusion with naval aviator badges.

The following additional criteria are required to be rated as a USAF air battle manager:. In addition to being a rated pilot and a rated flight surgeon, a pilot-physician must have completed at least three years of operational flying and one year as an operational flight surgeon, with a provision for assigning applicants without flight surgeon operational experience to a base where they would likely become a “first assignment pilot-physician”.

Arnold, wearing both Command Pilot and Military Aviator badges. Aviation and Aeronautical EngineeringMay 15,Vol.

Accessed December 11, The following additional criteria are required to be rated as a USAF observer:. Combat Systems Officer badge. This table defines requirements for all seven categories of ratings. The following additional criteria are required to be rated as a USAF remotely piloted aircraft pilot:.

Air Battle Manager Badge. Aviation in the U. Sign In Don’t have an account? Initially badges were embroidered and Junior Military Aviator and Reserve Military Aviator badges had only one wing to the wearer’s left.

Inthe new Air Corps discarded the 111-402 Plan in favor of the B Plan, which awarded only a single rating, Airplane Pilot, requiring completion of all phases of a year-long, three-school Primary, Basic, and Advanced flying training course.

Awards and decorations Badges Equipment Uniforms. A number of designs for the badge were considered before the War Department chose a design of an eagle holding Signal Corps flags in its talons, suspended wfi a bar embossed with “Military Aviator”, and had the dies manufactured. The purpose of pilot-physicians is to provide “integrated operational and aerospace medicine guidance” in the research, development, testing, and evaluation of Air Force systems and missions to realize the greatest effectiveness and cost savings.


However the latter requirement was so utterly impractical it was circumvented by the Air Corps with the tacit approval of the War Department. The following additional criteria are required for rating as a USAF combat systems officer:.

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Only those few rated officers not assigned in orders to the “Aviation Section, Signal Reserve for regular and frequent flights” were commissioned afj second lieutenants.

Two levels of qualification were specified in War Department Bulletin No.

A P48VX specialty code is assigned to those on aeronautical orders as a pilot-physician and assigned to one of these designated Ai billets. Arnoldon 5 July All of the wartime ratings except navigator were discontinued by the USAF on 26 July[12] with the badge design being changed in from that of a globe flanked by wings to that of the USAF shield flanked by wings. Pilot-physicians were previously assigned only to an operational flying squadron in their respective aircraft, with their main assignment as a pilot, but also with clinical zfi seeing patients, usually the flight medicine clinic, depending on the pilot-physician’s medical specialty.

Navigator was recognized by the United States Army Air Forces as a rating and authorized its own badge on 4 Septemberone of a number of new wartime ratings that included Bombardierthree classes of auxiliary pilot ratingsand enlisted aircrew ratings.

Officers earning these badges and maintaining their requirements are classified as rated officers and receive additional pay and allowances. The Astronaut “qualifier” is awarded only by the Air Force Chief of Staff for rated officers formally qualified to perform duties at least 50 miles above the earth’s surface and who have participated in at least one operational mission, and has a distinctive Astronaut Badgeconsisting of a “shooting star” qualifier device superimposed on their rated badge.

They may apply toward advanced pilot ratings any USAF pilot years of aviation service, months of operational flying duty, and total flying hours accrued before achieving flight surgeon status.


Similar ratings were created for the lighter-than-air branch of aviationtermed Military Aeronaut.

U.S. Air Force aeronautical rating

Although observer 114-02 were also discontinued by USAF inthe Observer title was revived 111-402 when a rating was created for otherwise non-aeronautically rated USAF officers who completed NASA mission specialist astronaut training. The USAF awards flight surgeon ratings 11-402 three levels: Air Force aeronautical ratings are military aviation skill standards established and awarded by the United States Air Force for commissioned officers participating in “regular and frequent flight”, [n 1] either aerially or in space, in performance of their duties.

Ironically, the change automatically reduced the ratings of all 24 existing Military Aviators because of a prerequisite of three years experience as a JMA before becoming eligible for MA. Since the later s, highly-trained enlisted personnel, along with officers whose duties do not include flying, are recognized by the awarding of Air Force Occupational Badges.

Andrewscommanding the GHQ Air Forcepromulgated a policy requiring newly minted pilots to spend a year flying single-engined aircraft and accruing logged flight hours as a prerequisite to becoming a bomber pilot. An RMA rating for balloon pilots was also created, [10] as was zfi rating of Observers applicable to either branch, bringing the total number of aeronautical ratings to seven.

In the Army formalized the requirement, creating a new advanced rating of Military Airplane Pilotsetting 12 years as a rated pilot and 2, hours of flight time as the standard. ISBNp. Beginning inthe rating of navigator was retitled, replaced by the aeronautical rating of combat systems officer CSOwith afl same badge insignia as navigator.

The division of ratings into multiple skill levels and categories began in and expanded during World War I. The test in seven parts included a takeoff and climb in a constricted area, gliding and spinning, making a deadstick landing, landing over an obstacle, flying a triangular course by compass, flying a mile cross-country flight by map, and completing a minute endurance flight at 4, feet altitude.

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