The Flight Instructor Badge was an aeronautical badge of the United States Army during the Second World War. The badge was issued to members of the United States Army Air Forces who were civilian pilots, appointed as military flight instructors and granted officer commissions to train at military pilot schools.
For those active duty pilots who served in flying instructor billets, the Flight Instructor Badge was not authorized and such personnel continued to wear the standard Pilot’s Badge. The Flight Instructor Badge was declared obsolete in 1947 with the creation of the United States Air Force, at which time all USAF flight instructors became full-time, active-duty pilots.
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