AFI 11-402 PDF

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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.

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.

Navigators and CSOs wear identical badges. All 24 officers certified by G. After attaining status as a pilot-physician, all hours flown 11-4402 a pilot, and months of operational flying duty credit accrued as a pilot, are “dual-credited” toward both advanced pilot and flight surgeon ratings as long as the officer is on aeronautical orders as an active pilot-physician.

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 fai, flying a mile cross-country flight by map, and completing a minute endurance flight at 4, feet altitude.

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The following additional criteria are required to be rated as a USAF remotely piloted aircraft pilot:.

In the Air Service also revised its pilot training program, adopting the “A Plan”, which divided pilot ratings between Junior Airplane Pilot completion of primary training, normally an enlisted rating and Afu Pilot completion of advanced training.


Pilot-Physicians are entitled to conditional flight pay ACIPthat is, only if assigned to an active flying position and flying a prescribed number of hours monthly. Flight Surgeon s were rated and received the “aviation increase” between and This table defines requirements for all seven categories of ratings. The rating was discontinued inhowever, and flight surgeons as a military profession were neglected by the headquarters zfi the successive Army air arms until late in The following additional criteria are required to be rated as a USAF air battle manager:.

To qualify for command of a unit, an officer was required by law to be rated. An RMA rating for balloon pilots was also created, [10] as was the rating of Observers applicable to either branch, bringing the total number of aeronautical ratings to seven.

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

Similar ratings were created for the lighter-than-air branch of aviationtermed Military Aeronaut. However the latter requirement was so utterly impractical it was circumvented by the Air Corps ati the tacit approval of the War Department. Signal Corps soloed by the “short hop method” also known as “grass-cutting”in which student pilots, flying alone, learned to handle airplane controls on the ground, taxied in further practice until just short of takeoff speeds, and finally took off to a height of just ten feet, gradually working up to higher altitudes and turns.

The following additional criteria are required for rating as a USAF navigator:. Under a program that began in the fall of to replace the “Joint Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training” course, portions of the previous navigator and electronic warfare officer training courses were combined into a curriculum with the objective of developing an aviator with cross-flow capability between the two positions on combat aircraft.

U.S. Air Force aeronautical rating

ISBNp. Kelly were killed together in the Philippines before theirs were delivered. 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. Inthe new Air Corps discarded the A 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.


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”.

With minor variations in numbers and titles of ratings, the system remained largely unchanged untilwhen the current system of pilot ratings was introduced. After the creation by executive order in of the Army Air Servicea standard wings-and-shield design for the rating badge, still in use today, was created by Herbert Adams of the Federal Commission of Fine Arts and approved on 25 January 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.

Retrieved 13 December Officers placed on permanent DNIF status are either cross-trained into another career field, or separated from the Air Force, depending on the severity of their medical condition. 1-1402 eleven ratings were reduced to four: Although in much smaller numbers, enlisted personnel were historically eligible to be rated until Arnold were adopted, standardizing ratings requirements as:. Rating standards apply equally to both fixed-wing and helicopter pilots.

Sign In Don’t have an account? After only Combat Systems Officers receive ratings formerly awarded to navigators, as the ari field is being phased out.