Help understanding BCT PFT and AFT Tests.

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  1. pointguard

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    DS is having difficulty understanding these 2 items in the BCT Instructions. It appears there are the CFA items of Pull-Push-Sit Ups, plus Long Jump, but there is also the 600 yard and 1.5 mile run(s). He can't tell which events are with each category: AFT or PFT. More importantly, when they Test do they do all 6 events consecutively or break up the AFT/PFT pieces? Thank you!
     
  2. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) consists of five events.

    - Pull Ups
    - Standing Long Jump
    - Sit Ups
    - Push Ups
    - 600 Yard Sprint

    It's a 15 minute test. Two minutes are allocated for each event with a minute rest in between.

    The Aerobic Fitness Test (AFT) is only the 1.5 mile run.

    The tests are completed separately but usually within a one or two week timeline. You might be doing the PFT on a thursday morning and then the AFT the following tuesday morning. Your performance on the PFT accounts for 50% of your Physical Fitness Average (PEA) which is factored into your Overall Performance Average (OPA) which is how the AFA ranks cadets. The AFT account for 15% of PEA while PE classes account for 35% of the PEA.

    Granted PEA only affects OPA by 10-15%.
     
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    That makes way more sense than how we read their verbage. Thank you! Continued best of luck to you. DS has a high school friend in the AFA Class of '17 he admires very much, and hopes to catch up with him next Fall.
     
  4. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    Thanks! Btw, the PFT and AFT are administered once per semester, but your son should expect to take each test twice during BCT.
     

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