Awarded for completing the following in a P-51D 5NT without crashing:

Take off and climb to 7,500m carrying 2x250lbs bombs.
Successful destruction of 3 ground targets with any ammo on board.
Carrying out a Horizontal 8 and demonstrating Slow Flight (less than 200km/hr).
Completing 10 landings and take offs.

A pilot may also carry out this exam in other aircraft types but ONLY after having successfully gained the above qualification. The other aircraft types will then be listed under the Pilot Wings. Aircraft that have also been “Combat qualified” will be shown in bold. Aircraft that a pilot has qualified in and has also been combat qualified will be shown in bold italics.

If an aircraft is unable to meet the above listed requirements (i.e. Bomb load, etc.), an alternate test may be given by an instructor with the permission of ACES HIGH Command Staff.

 
 
 
Awarded for completing the above exam on six different aircraft types including one multi-engine piston engine aircraft and one jet engine aircraft. When awarded, these overwrite the "Pilot Wings".
 
 
 
 
Awarded to qualified instructor pilots only for demonstrating leadership both in training and combat conditions. A pilot must be recommended for this award by his peers and approved by ACES HIGH Operations Officer. When awarded, these overwrite the "Instructor Pilot Wings".
 
 
 

 

Awarded to any pilot that completes the four bombing missions ( 1 from each base) contained within the Aces High Bomber Qualification Mission. The Bomber Qualification Mission can be found on the Aces High downloads page.

Kindly refer to the Ace High Forum for any further details regarding this qualification.

 
 
 
Awarded for completing the following in a FM-2 without crashing:

Completing 10 landings and take-offs from a stationary carrier without crashing.

A pilot may also carry out this exam in other aircraft types but ONLY after having successfully gained the above qualification. The other aircraft types will then be listed under the Carrier Pilot Wings.

 
 
 
Awarded for completing the above exam on five different aircraft types including one Japanese aircraft and one British aircraft. When awarded, these overwrite the "Carrier Pilot Wings".
 
 
 
Carrier Wing
Devices
(R) (FC) (N)

These three devices (R), (N) and (FC) will be added above a pilots carrier wings after the completion of the respective task.

(R) Signifies the pilot has completed at least one rough weather carrier qualification.
(FC) Signifies that a pilot has completed a carrier qualification in full cockpit settings.
(N) Signifies that a pilot has completed the night carrier qualification.
These devices will also be added beside the respective aircraft listed below the wing in which the respective task was carried out.

Here is an example of both devices displayed over Carrier Instructor Pilot Wings.
This indicates that this pilot is both rough weather, night and full cockpit qualified.
The rough weather qualification carried out in an A6M2, the full cockpit qualification
carried out in a FM-2, and the night qualification completed in a Corsair Mk.IV.
 

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

A pilot is required to sign into the “Pilot Sign In” prior to attempting to qualify for any of the decorations above specifying their intention to do so.

 
 
 
 

The highest decoration awarded by Aces High, the Navy Cross may be awarded to any pilot who distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism. The action must take place in combat action, flying Naval (USN, USMC, IJN, FAA) aircraft, in the following circumstances: vs AI aircraft, human pilots, inter-squad or intra-squad actions; in dogfight, coop or campaign settings.

To earn a Navy Cross the act to be commended must be performed in the presence of great danger or at great personal risk and must be performed in such a manner as to render the individual highly conspicuous among others of equal grade, rate, experience, or position of responsibility. An accumulation of minor acts of heroism does not justify an award of the Navy Cross. A pilot must be recommended for this award by their peers and approved by ACES HIGH command staff.

In the case where a pilot has accomplished the above more than once, Roman numerals ( I, II, III, IV, etc. ) above the award will be signify the amount of achievement.

 
 

The highest decoration awarded by Aces High (the equivalent of the Navy Cross), the Distinguished Service Cross may be awarded to any pilot who distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism. The action must take place in combat action, flying non-naval (of any nationality) aircraft, in the following circumstances: vs AI aircraft, human pilots, inter-squad or intra-squad actions; in dogfight, coop or campaign settings.

To earn a Distinguished Service Cross the act to be commended must be performed in the presence of great danger or at great personal risk and must be performed in such a manner as to render the individual highly conspicuous among others of equal grade, rate, experience, or position of responsibility. An accumulation of minor acts of heroism does not justify an award of the Distinguished Service Cross. A pilot must be recommended for this award by their peers and approved by ACES HIGH command staff.

In the case where a pilot has accomplished the above more than once, Roman numerals ( I, II, III, IV, etc. ) above the award will be signify the amount of achievement.

 
 

Third in seniority to the Navy / Distinguished Service Cross, the Legion of Merit Medal may be awarded to any pilot for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner. Justification of the award may accrue by virtue of exceptionally meritorious service in a succession of important positions. A pilot may be recommended for this award by their peers, and/or a member of the ACES HIGH command staff.

NOTE: Generally, this award, while senior to the Distinguished Flying Cross, shall be for non-combat-flying achievements, though it may be awarded for flight achievements if the Squadron Command Staff feels the justifying act rates higher than the DFC, but below that for the DSM or Navy/Distinguished Service Cross.

In the case where a pilot has accomplished the above more than once, Roman numerals ( I, II, III, IV, etc. ) above the award will be signify the amount of achievement.

 
 

Fourth in seniority to the Navy / Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross may be awarded to any pilot who distinguishes himself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial combat. The extraordinary achievement must have resulted in an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding as to clearly set the individual apart from his comrades or from other persons in similar circumstances. Awards will be made only to recognize single acts of heroism or extraordinary achievement. A pilot must be recommended for this medal by their peers, and approved by ACES HIGH command staff.

In the case where a pilot has accomplished the above more than once, Roman numerals ( I, II, III, IV, etc. ) above the award will be signify the amount of achievement.

 
 

Fifth in seniority to the Navy / Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Medal may be awarded to any pilot who has distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. If in combat conditions, the achievement assumes a lesser degree of performance than would merit the Distinguished Flying Cross. Awards may be made to recognize single acts of merit or heroism or for meritorious service. A pilot must be recommended for this medal by their peers, and approved by ACES HIGH command staff.

In the case where a pilot has accomplished the above more than once, Roman numerals ( I, II, III, IV, etc. ) above the award will be signify the amount of achievement.

 
 
 

Meritorious Service Medal. Awarded to pilots to pilots for non-combat achievement in ACES HIGH service. A pilot must be recommended for this medal by their peers and approved by ACES HIGH command staff.

In the case where a pilot has accomplished the above more than once, Roman numerals ( I, II, III, IV, etc. ) above the award will be signify the amount of achievement.

 
 
 
 
Combat Readiness Medal. Awarded to pilots that continuously participate in both intra and inter Squadron / Wing events. A pilot must be recommended for this medal by their peers and approved by ACES HIGH command staff.
 
 
 
 

Purple Heart. Awarded to any pilot successfully returning to base in an aircraft deemed to be un-flyable due to severe battle damage.

This award can only be recommended by the rank of Major and above and must be approved by ACES HIGH command staff. If possible, take a screen shot of the aircraft in question and present the evidence to higher HQ for approval.

 
 
 
 
“Gomer” Award. This medal is awarded to pilots for getting the simplest things wrong. We've all been there and this just makes sure everyone else knows too. Think of it as a way point through which we all must pass. It can be recommended by any pilot for any pilot, preferably in a public place with lots of others around to laugh and enjoy!
 
 
 
 
The “Purple Toe” Award is award for perseverance in the face of adversity both online and off. When a pilot makes a special effort to achieve and participate, no matter the difficulties or the obstacles involved, this award may be recommended by any of his peers.
 
 
 
 
The “No Smoker” Award is award for not continuing to shoot or shoot down an aircraft that is heavily damaged and is smoking. This award may be recommended by any of his peers.
 
 
 

Star devices. Indicates that respective medal has been awarded to the pilot more than once. The Silver Star represents 1 additional, while the Gold star represents 5 of that particular award or medal.
 
The Valor device is awarded as a single, one-time decoration only. It may be awarded for special or specific achievements. A service member may not receive several Valor devices on the same decoration.
 
 
 
 
The Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon may be awarded to an AH Flight or special ad-hoc group for exceptional team performance in a series of missions or a campaign. This award is solely at the discretion of AH Command Staff, and all members of the Flight are entitled to wear this ribbon, permanently.
 
 
Aircraft Specialist Ribbon. Awarded to those that show good technical knowledge of how aircraft systems operate or demonstrate the ability to "Skin" the aircraft for ACES HIGH pilots or missions.
 
 
Communications Specialist Ribbon. Awarded to pilots that demonstrate excellent inter aircraft communications skills both in and out of combat situations and can perform the ATC role during training.
 
 
Mission Specialist Ribbon. Awarded to pilots that demonstrate excellent ability at mission creation or modification.
 
 
Campaign Specialist Ribbon. Awarded to pilots that demonstrate excellent ability in creating historic missions and campaigns.
 
 
Recruiting Officer Ribbon. Awarded to pilots that are approved by ACES HIGH command staff to recruit new candidates for the wing. This ribbon may only be awarded by ACES HIGH HQ staff.
 
 
Technical Specialist Ribbon. Awarded to ACES HIGH members with a keen knowledge of computer systems or programs that assist others in the wing.
 
 
Landing Signal Officer Ribbon. Awarded to pilots that can instruct and assist pilots while at the same time performing ATC for aircraft maneuvering around aircraft carriers.
 
 
Navigator Ribbon. Awarded to pilots display excellence in navigational skills by navigating both to and from a target with no form of map reference.
 
 
Airman's Commendation Ribbon. This Ribbon is awarded for commendable service that does not fit into any other category of award.
 
 
VMF –223 Campaign Ribbon. Awarded to pilots who participated in more than 5 missions through out the campaign.
 
VMF –223 Campaign Ribbon II. Awarded to pilots who participated in more than 5 missions through out the second running of the updated and revised campaign.
 
VMF –223 Campaign Ribbon with “V” device. Awarded to pilots who have attained a better than 90% survival rate through out the second running of the campaign.
 
 

Operation “Whack A Mole” Unit Citation. All members of the Aces High Wing that participated in the above operation are authorized to wear this ribbon.

The top ribbon is to be worn by Dealers Squadron personnel and the lower by Black Aces Squadron personnel.

 
 


William Tell Ribbon. Awarded monthly to the Aces High member that achieves the highest hit percentage for a given month on the Aces High Online Dogfight Server.

Repeating the achievement will increase the number of white bars within the award.

To be eligible to receive this award, a pilot must score a minimum of 25 kills on the server.

 
 

March Madness 07 Ribbon. Awarded to Aces High pilots that participated in the month long online campaign featuring key air battles throughout WWII.

The Star denotes a pilot who was a member of the winning team.

To be eligible to receive this award, a pilot must have participated in a minimum of 4 missions during the campaign.

 
 

European Campaign Ribbon. Awarded to Aces High pilots that participated in the 30 mission long online campaign featuring key air battles throughout European Front.

This ribbon denotes pilots that participated in at least 5 missions during the campaign. A gold outline around the ribbon signifies that the wearer participated in more than 20 missions.

 
 

Slot Campaign Ribbon. Awarded to Aces High pilots that participated in the 20 mission long online campaign featuring key air battles throughout Pacific Theatre of Operations.

This ribbon denotes pilots that participated in at least 5 missions during the campaign.

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