AFI 11-402 PDF

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The following additional criteria are required for rating as a USAF combat systems officer:. Between November and March pilot ratings were 1-402 to the permanent three-tier system with objective standards that exists today, with a total of eight ratings overall. The following additional criteria are required for rating as a USAF navigator:.

Provided further, that any officer attached to the aviation section of the signal corps for any military duty requiring him to make regular and fai flights shall receive an increase of 25 per centum of the pay of his grade and length of service under his commission. Aerial Mail Service also had four aviation ratings.

Concurrently, two pilots Henry H. 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.

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 afk combined into a curriculum with the objective of developing an aviator with cross-flow capability between the two positions on combat aircraft.

To qualify for command of a unit, an officer was required by law to be rated. The curriculum includes a wider range of topics, avi an increased emphasis on warfighting, to develop leadership, decision-making zfi mission management avi.

Flight Surgeon s were rated and received the “aviation increase” between and However the latter requirement was so utterly impractical it was circumvented by the Air Corps with the tacit approval of the War Department. All 24 officers 111-402 by G. 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.


The USAF awards combat systems operator ratings at three levels: This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia view authors.

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Rating standards apply equally to both fixed-wing and helicopter pilots. 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. This 11-042 defines requirements for all seven categories of ratings.

Aviation and Aeronautical EngineeringMay 15,Vol. Beginning inthe rating of navigator was retitled, replaced by the aeronautical rating of combat systems officer CSOwith the same badge insignia as navigator. ISBNp. NavigatorSenior Navigatorand Master Navigatorfor active duty officers and officers considered “rated assets” in the Air Reserve Components. Retrieved 22 Oct All of the wartime ratings except navigator were discontinued by the USAF on 26 July ai, [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.

United States Air Force. Signal Corpsincorporating, expanding and superseding the Aeronautical Division.

Officers with the remaining two ratings re-qualified automatically. The following additional criteria are required to be rated as a USAF pilot: 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.

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.

Junior Military Aviator badge, Similar ratings were created for the lighter-than-air branch of aviationtermed Military Aeronaut. InCongress established the Aviation Section, U.

The USAF awards flight surgeon ratings at three levels: 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.


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 practice resulted in the first pilot death only a month into training. 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.

Wilder, Harlan, et al. Kelly were killed together in the Philippines before theirs were delivered.

U.S. Air Force aeronautical rating

An additional rating, Reserve Military Aviatorwas created on 3 June for all pilots rated during World War Iwith all ranks and grades being temporary. Officers earning these badges and maintaining their requirements are classified as rated officers and receive additional pay and allowances. 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.

The policy of awarding rated officers a temporary advancement in grade was also terminated. To establish formal standards of certification, the Army created the Military Aviator rating and published requirements on 20 April The rating was discontinued inhowever, and flight surgeons as a military 11-42 were neglected by the headquarters of the successive Army air arms until late in War Department General Order No.

With minor variations in numbers and titles of ratings, the system remained largely unchanged until11-02 the current system of pilot ratings was afj. After attaining status as a pilot-physician, all hours flown 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 on aeronautical orders as an active pilot-physician.

The division of ratings into multiple skill levels and categories began in and expanded during World War I. Initially badges were embroidered and Junior Military Aviator and Reserve Military Aviator badges had only one wing to the wearer’s left. Arnold were adopted, standardizing ratings requirements as:.