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  • AF Sets Weight Restrictions for F-35 Pilots

    The Air Force recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II due to safety concerns about the ejection seat in a portion of the flight envelope. In a recent test, analysis identified an unacceptable risk of neck injury during parachute deployment/opening for lighter-weight pilots at low-speed conditions. There is also an elevated level of risk for pilots between 136 and 165 pounds. ... more

  • Air Force Weight Charts

    Air Force Height and Weight Charts

    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% f... more

  • USAF Fitness Program

    Air Force Fitness Program Image

    The Air Force Fitness Program assesses your fitness in four areas: aerobic (running), body-composition, push-ups, and crunches. Your scores in each area are based onĀ  your age, gender, body measurements, amount of repetitions or elapsed time. Aerobic Test The Aerobic Fitness test is a one and a-half mile timed run. For a 17 to 25 year old male the score ranges from zero for 21:30 elapsed time to 50 points for running it in less than 9:36. C... more

  • Air Force BMT Physical Fitness Test

    Air Force BMT Physical Fitness Test

    The Air Force's Basic Military Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to test your endurance. It is used to measure your physical strengths, abilities, and cardio-respiratory fitness. You are required to pass the Basic Military Training PFT to graduate boot camp and continue on to Advance Individual Training. The three PFT events are one minute of push-ups, one minute of sit-ups, and a timed 1.5 mile ru... more

  • Ace Any Military PFT

    Ace Any Military PFT

    Physical Fitness Test Standards for Each Branch Usually after writing about military physical fitness tests (PFT), I receive several emails about the specific standards of each age group in a particular branch of service for a male or female. I have located several reference links for more information on what exercises, standards for sex and age, and recommended scores to receive the highest scores. The physical fitness tests of all branches... more

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