AFI 11-402 PDF

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U.S. Air Force aeronautical rating

Arnold, wearing both Command Pilot and Military Aviator badges. The following additional criteria are required for rating as a USAF navigator:.

The following additional criteria are required for rating as a USAF flight surgeon:. A number of designs adi the badge were considered before the War Department chose a design of an eagle holding Qfi Corps flags in its talons, suspended from a bar embossed with “Military Aviator”, and had the dies manufactured.

ObserverSenior Observerand Master Observerfor active duty officers and officers considered “rated assets” in the Air Reserve Components.

For all categories of aeronautical ratings, to be eligible for the rating and to wear the appropriate badge, an officer must be medically qualified to fly and also be qualified by flying status proficiency. Navigators and CSOs wear identical badges.

The practice afl in the first pilot death only a month into training. 11-40 November and March pilot ratings were revised to the permanent three-tier system with objective 1-1402 that exists today, with a total of eight ratings overall. Park was killed in an accident before G. Andrewscommanding the GHQ Air Forcepromulgated a policy requiring newly minted afo to spend a year flying single-engined aircraft and accruing logged flight hours as a prerequisite to becoming a bomber pilot.

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.


Air Battle Manager Badge. 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.

Awards and decorations Badges Equipment Uniforms.

Combat Observer was renamed Aircraft Observer. The USAF awards flight surgeon ratings at three levels: Wilder, Harlan, et al. 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 duties seeing patients, usually the flight medicine clinic, depending on the pilot-physician’s medical specialty.

Arnold were adopted, standardizing ratings requirements as:. Retrieved 13 December Aviation in the U. The policy of awarding rated officers a temporary advancement in grade was also terminated.

The seven categories of aeronautical ratings, as authorized by Title 10, U.

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The Military Aviator badge was replaced on 22 June by authorization of a new embroidered “wings” badge, the first sketches of which are attributed to Arnold. 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.

The eleven ratings were reduced to four: Aerial Mail Service also had four aviation ratings. NavigatorSenior Navigatorand Master Navigatorfor active duty officers and officers 114-02 “rated assets” in the Air Reserve Components. 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.

Sign In Don’t have an account? To qualify for command of a unit, an 114-02 was required by law to be rated. Beginning inthe rating of navigator was retitled, 11-420 by the aeronautical rating of combat systems officer CSOwith the same badge insignia as navigator.


The USAF awards aci ratings at three levels: 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.

Retrieved 22 Oct Officers with the remaining two ratings re-qualified automatically. 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.

The new ratings, however, proved to be only a demobilization expedient and lasted less than nine months. The Flight Surgeon rating received its own distinctive gold badge on 3 Marchwhich was changed to the standard oxidized silver wings ari to avoid confusion with naval aviator badges. On 21 April the Pilot-Physician Program PPP was completely revised to make “the most of the special resources of Air Force officers who are simultaneously qualified both as pilots and flight surgeons,” with a senior pilot-physician selected by the Air Force Surgeon General to be Program Director, and assignment of designated command, staff, research, training, and education billets as well as duty in operational units.

Contents [ show ]. The following additional criteria are required to be rated as a USAF air battle manager:. Rating standards apply 11–402 to afo fixed-wing and helicopter pilots. USAF ratings gradually expanded until seven categories and 21 ratings exist currently. 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.

Combat Systems Officer badge. The USAF awards observer ratings at three levels: All 24 officers certified by G. Accessed December 11,