Force Weight Charts
For Initial Accessing (Joining) the Air Force
The below chart reflects minimum and maximum weight allowances for enlistment into the United States Air Force. These standards are in effect for all enlistments prior to 1 October 2004. After 1 October 2004, new standards take affect.
|Height (inches)||Minimum Weight||Maximum Weight|
NOTES: 1. Round off fraction in height to the nearest inch. Example: Record 63 1/4 as 63; record 63 1/2 as 64. (Do not round for flight physicals.)
2. For males less than 60 inches, the HQ AETC/SG may waive heights of 58 and 59 inches, except applicants with air traffic controller reservations and applicants requiring flying class III physicals. 3. Applicants requiring flight physicals must be at least 64 inches (unrounded) and no more than 77 inches. (This requirement excludes combat control and pararescue.)
Individuals must meet the MINIMUM weights on the above chart in order to be medically qualified for enlistment in the United States Air Force.
If the individual exceeds the MAXIMUM weight in the above chart, she will be required to undergo a body-fat measurement test. In order to qualify for enlistment, a female, age 29 or less must have no more than 28 percent body fat. A female 30 years or older can have no more than 32 percent body fat.
Information Derived from AETC Instruction 36-2002