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27th July 2015, 11:07 AM
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Re: Role of Airmen in IAF

An airman is a member of the air component of a nation's armed service.
Airman in Indian Air Force is considered equivalent to a Soldier in Army. IAF provides ample of opportunities for the young men joining as an Airman in either of Technical or Non-Technical trades.

Education qualification:
Candidates must have passed Matriculation or equivalent examination with English with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks.

Physical qualification;

To join the Air Force as an airman, the applicants should be at least 152.5 cm. tall. There are however, some trades that have different requirements.

Mechanical Transport Driver and Certain Technical Trades

Minimum height - 165 cm.
Minimum leg length - 99 cm.

ii.IAF Police

Minimum height - 175 cm.

iii.Ground Training Instructor and Musician

Minimum height - 167 cm.

Clear Medical Record

The Applicants should have a clear medical record, with history clear of any of the following diseases

Mental Sickness/Fits
Diseases/Skin Ailments
Surgical Deformity


Minimum Expanded Chest (75cm)
Minimum Range Of Expansion (5cm)

Pay scale:
5th February 2020, 09:31 PM
Re: Role of Airmen in IAF

Can you tell me in detail about the Group X Airmen Trades and Duties for IAF (Indian Air Force) as I want to know about it before applying for it?
5th February 2020, 09:32 PM
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Re: Role of Airmen in IAF

The details about the Group X Airmen Trades and Duties for IAF (Indian Air Force) are as follows:

Group X


Automobile Fitter:
One is responsible for maintenance and repair of all types of light and heavy duty mechanical vehicles, cranes and loading equipment etc.

Electronics Fitter:
As an Electronics Fitter one operates and maintains Radar, Voice and Data transmission and reception equipment mounted on latest airborne weapon delivery systems and ground based air defence systems.
One will get trained in Digital Electronics, measuring instruments, radar technology, latest electronic devices and related trade fundamentals.

Electrical Fitter:
One will maintain power supply system of latest types of aircraft, airborne missiles and associated ground systems.
One will also maintain photo equipment mounted on air borne weapon systems and operate ground based photo systems.
One will get trained in electrical trade, operation and maintenance of digital devices, electronics devices etc.

Mechanical System Fitter:
One will repair and maintain mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems of airborne missiles, engines, automobiles and aircraft fuelling equipment. Complete aircraft ground support equipment will also be repaired and maintained by one.
One will be trained in handling and preparation of bombs and explosives and in electrical system, workshop and mechanical trades as well as automobile mechanics.

Structures Fitter:
One is responsible for the maintenance and servicing of airframes and their accessories, components and controls of aircraft.
Regular checks for the entire hydraulic and pneumatic system to ensure proper functioning against leaks are also part of duties.
One will also be assigned the responsibility of marshalling, parking, picketing and ground handling of aircraft.

Propulsion Fitter:
One will repair, maintain and prepare for use the propulsion system of aircraft and other airborne weapon delivery system.

Workshop Fitter (Smith):
One will undertake major structural repairs of all aircraft at central repair facilities.
One will also be trained in workshop trade for material treatment, welding, heat treatment, smithy and basic machine tools etc.

Workshop Fitter (Mechanical):
One will undertake repair and maintenance work of mechanical nature.
One will be trained in workshop trade and practices.

Weapon Fitter:
One will prepare, maintain and service armaments, ammunition and safety equipment of aircraft, missiles and other weapon delivery systems.
One will also operate and maintain small arms and bomb destruction equipment.
One will be trained to handle bombs, explosives, arms and their installation on weapon delivery platforms.


Education Instructor:
One will run training programme at instructional schools and improve education level of Air Force Personnel.

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