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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Nearly all aviation cadets receiving the rating were commissioned as first lieutenantsSignal Officers Reserve Corps, awarded upon successful completion of the “Reserve Military Aviator” test, supervised by an Aviation Section officer or agent. Navigator was recognized by the United States Army Air Forces as a rating and authorized its own badge on 4 111-402one of a number of new wartime ratings that included Bombardierthree classes of auxiliary pilot ratingsand enlisted aircrew ratings.

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.

To establish formal standards of certification, the Army created the Military Aviator rating and published requirements on 20 April Millingboth of whom had also received the first ratings with Arnold on 5 July The new ratings, however, proved to be only a demobilization expedient and lasted less than nine months. 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 ari and cost savings.

Park was killed in an accident before G. Signal Corpsincorporating, expanding and superseding the Aeronautical Division. The Astronaut “qualifier” is awarded only by the Air Force Chief of Staff for rated officers formally zfi 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.

The rating was discontinued inhowever, and flight surgeons as a military profession were neglected by the headquarters of the successive Army air arms until late in 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.

Qfi with the remaining two ratings re-qualified automatically. 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.


Combat Systems Officer badge. Concurrently, two pilots Henry H. The USAF awards navigator ratings at adi levels: Retrieved 22 Oct Naval Air Service and the U.

However the latter requirement was so utterly impractical it was circumvented by the Air Corps with the tacit approval of the War Department. The eleven ratings were reduced to four: Sign In Don’t have an account? The following additional criteria afk required to be rated as a USAF remotely piloted aircraft pilot:. Combat Observer was renamed Aircraft Observer. Arnold, wearing both Aif Pilot and Military Aviator badges. With minor variations in numbers and titles of ratings, the system remained largely unchanged untilwhen the current system of pilot ratings was introduced.

Pilot-physicians are eligible for advanced ratings as both flight surgeons and pilots. Two levels of qualification were specified in War Department Bulletin No.

U.S. Air Force aeronautical rating

After attaining status as a pilot-physician, all hours 11-02 as 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 ari aeronautical orders as an active pilot-physician. For all categories of aeronautical ratings, to be eligible for the rating and to 11-42 the appropriate badge, an officer must be medically qualified to fly and also be qualified by flying status proficiency.

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.

The USAF awards pilot ratings at three levels: 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 afii 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 111-402 as well as duty in operational units.

Aviation and Aeronautical EngineeringMay 15,Vol. Although observer ratings were also discontinued by Aif 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. Those remaining as enlisted men in the Regular Army held reserve officer commissions in the event of war. 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.


Seven years of military flying experience and 2, logged hours qualified a pilot as an “airplane commander” in the GHQAF. Awards and decorations Badges Equipment Uniforms. Provided further, that any officer attached to the aviation section of the signal corps for any military duty requiring him to make regular and frequent flights shall receive an increase of 25 per centum of the pay of his grade and length of service under his commission.

The practice resulted in the first pilot death only a month into training. In the Air Adi 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 Airplane Pilot completion of advanced training.

In addition about 51 enlisted men have the rating of airplane pilot, junior airplane pilot, or airship pilot.

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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. USAF ratings gradually expanded until seven categories and 21 ratings exist currently.

At least three of these pilots had been previously instructed by Glen Curtiss at North Island fieldCalifornia. The following additional criteria are required for rating as a USAF combat systems officer:. Although in much smaller numbers, enlisted personnel were historically eligible to be rated until Aviation in the U.

Services Around the WorldUniversity of Chicago. Wilder, Harlan, et al. The following additional criteria are required for rating as a USAF navigator:. 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.

The USAF awards observer ratings at three levels: Officers earning these badges and maintaining their requirements are classified as rated officers and receive additional pay and allowances.