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U.S. Air Force aeronautical ratings are military aviation skill standards established and awarded by the United States Air Force for commissioned officers participating in "regular and frequent flight", [n 1] either aerially or in space, in performance of their duties. USAF aeronautical badges , commonly referred to as "wings" from their shape and their historical legacy, are awarded by the Air Force in recognition of degrees of achievement and experience. Officers earning these badges and maintaining their requirements are classified as rated officers and receive additional pay and allowances.

The first U.S. military aviator ratings were awarded in 1912, and the issuance of badges for recognition of the award began in 1913. The division of ratings into multiple skill levels and categories began in 1914 and expanded during World War I . With minor variations in numbers and titles of ratings, the system remained largely unchanged until 1940, when the current system of pilot ratings was introduced. During World War II , as many as 19 aeronautical ratings were recognized and awarded by the Army Air Forces , but most were discontinued after the war when the USAF came into being.

USAF ratings gradually expanded until seven categories and 21 ratings exist currently. The most recent change added the RPA ( Remotely Piloted Aircraft ) Pilot rating, effective 13 December 2010. Although in much smaller numbers, enlisted personnel were historically eligible to be rated until 1949. Since the later 1950s, highly trained enlisted personnel, along with officers whose duties do not include flying, are recognized by the awarding of Air Force Occupational Badges . In 2016, the Air Force opened RPA pilot positions to enlisted personnel, making them the first enlisted pilots since 1949. [1]

Jobs in the Air Force are categorized by Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) and a minimum score in a particular qualification area (derived from your Air Force ASVAB line scores ) is required for each.  Below is a table for each qualification area and the minimum score required for each individual AFSC job.

In 2004 the Air Force set new weight requirements for joining (see the chart below). Another change is that the weight requirements are now exactly the same for males and females.

Note: Your weight and body fat determinations (as accomplished at MEPS or other point of entry to service) remain part of accession physical standards and may also be used as entry criteria for accession training programs. The standard is a maximum body fat of 20% for males <30, 24% for males >30, 28% for females <30, and 32% for females >30.

Stew will teach you to develop your own personal workout routine. PT programs to train for the Air Force fitness test can be found in the following Military.com links:

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