AFI 11-402 PDF

Sep 1, Supersedes AFI , 20 December Pages: Distribution: F. This instruction sets procedures and standards on implementing. Start studying AFI chs. 1, 3 & 7. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Oct 31, AFI , Classifying Military Personnel (Officer and Enlisted), contains .. Qualify for aviation service according to AFI , Aviation and.

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Contents [ show ]. Rating standards apply equally to both fixed-wing and helicopter pilots.

Park was killed in an accident before G. Pilot-physicians are eligible for advanced ratings as both flight surgeons and pilots. They may apply toward advanced pilot ratings any USAF pilot qfi of aviation service, months of operational flying duty, and total flying hours accrued before achieving flight surgeon status. Although observer ratings were also discontinued by USAF inthe Observer title was revived in when a rating was created for otherwise non-aeronautically rated USAF officers who completed NASA mission specialist astronaut training.

Seven years of military flying experience and 2, logged hours qualified a pilot as an “airplane commander” in the GHQAF. 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 with the tacit approval of the War Department. Arnold were adopted, standardizing ratings requirements as:. The following additional criteria are required to be rated as a USAF pilot: The 11–402 resulted in the first pilot death only a month into training. 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 duties seeing patients, usually the flight medicine clinic, depending on the pilot-physician’s medical specialty.

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 affi assignment pilot-physician”.

Retrieved from ” http: USAF aeronautical badgescommonly referred to as “wings” from their shape and their historical legacy, are awarded by the Air Force in recognition aif degrees of achievement and experience. Arnoldon 5 July The rating xfi discontinued inhowever, and flight surgeons as a military profession were neglected by the headquarters of af successive Army air arms until late in 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.


The following 11-420 criteria are required to be rated as a USAF remotely piloted aircraft pilot:. Air Force aeronautical ratings are military aviation skill standards established and awarded by the United States Air Force for commissioned af participating in “regular and frequent flight”, [n 1] either aerially or in space, in performance of their duties.

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

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xfi The following additional criteria are required for rating as a USAF combat systems officer:. 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. Signal Corpsincorporating, expanding and superseding the Aeronautical Division.

Air 11402 Manager Badge. The following additional criteria are required to be rated as a USAF air battle manager:. Ironically, the change automatically reduced the ratings of all 24 existing Military Aviators because of a prerequisite of three years experience as affi JMA before becoming eligible for MA.

The following additional criteria are required for rating as a USAF navigator:. Junior Military Aviator badge, The new ratings, however, proved to be only a demobilization expedient and lasted less than nine months.

Signal Corps soloed by the “short hop method” also known as “grass-cutting”in which student pilots, flying sfi, 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.

U.S. Air Force aeronautical rating

Officers earning these badges and maintaining their requirements are classified as rated officers and receive additional pay and allowances. Aviation and Aeronautical EngineeringMay 15,Vol.

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 from a bar embossed with “Military Aviator”, and had the dies manufactured. 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.


Those remaining as enlisted men in the Regular Army held reserve officer commissions in the event of war.

The USAF awards combat systems operator afl at 1-1402 levels: After attaining status as a pilot-physician, all hours flown as a pilot, and months of operational flying duty ari 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.

In addition about 51 enlisted men have the rating of airplane pilot, junior airplane pilot, or airship pilot. 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. An additional rating, Reserve Military Aviatorwas created on 3 June for all pilots rated during World War Iwith all ranks and 11402 being temporary.

Initially badges were embroidered and Junior Military Aviator and Reserve Military Aviator badges had only one wing to the wearer’s left. Officers placed on permanent DNIF status are either cross-trained into another career field, or separated af the Air Force, depending on the 11-40 of their medical condition.

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 USAF awards observer ratings at three levels: 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.

War Department General Order No.