U.S. Air Force Trademark and Licensing

Aviator Gear is proud to be an official licensee of the U.S. Air Force. We are authorized to create and manufacture patches, challenge coins, stickers, shirts, and custom wooden products of USAF emblems, symbols, logos, and other Air Force intellectual property. We are honored with the privilege to create custom gear for our U.S. Air Force.

Displaying the U.S. Air Force Symbol

AIR FORCE LOGO Although using the logotype "U.S. Air Force" is not mandatory in conjunction with use of the Symbol, the preferred position when the logotype is used is beneath the Symbol. It is also acceptable to place the logotype (or any version thereof) on the right or left side of the Symbol but there must be a 15% stand-off space. Placing the logotype in any version on the top of the Symbol is NOT an approved version.

Air Force Logo Spacing A 15% stand-off space around the Symbol and/or signature is required. The stand-off space takes the shape of a square, not the outline of the Symbol.

MAJCOM Only MAJCOM-level or higher emblems approved and registered with the Air Force Historical Research Agency are permitted inside the wings of the Air Force Symbol - limited to one emblem inside the wings. When cradling an approved emblem between the wings, the cradled emblem is half the height of the Symbol. The patch must be centered evenly between the wings with half of the patch extending above the wings' tips. Cradling approved emblems in the Air Force Symbol are for Department of Defense use only.

Logo Colours Stretching/distorting the signature, logotype or Symbol, changing the Symbol's texture, or using unapproved colors, shadows or special effects is prohibited.

Words Approved For Use Under the Symbol

Unless approved by the USAF Chief of Staff, the only words permitted directly under the Symbol are "U.S. Air Force". Academy and ROTC are approved, in addition to Air | Space | Cyber Space. To add other appropriate words or phrases not approved, visual separation from the Symbol is required. Placing a line and/or color separation around or under the Symbol (for example rectangles, pentagons, circles or color) provides a reasonable separation. Again, words or phrases should not distract from the Symbol.

Font and Color

In all applications, no matter what the color, the correct font for "U.S. AIR FORCE" when used with the Symbol is "Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk bold extended." If "Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk bold extended" is not available use "Arial Black bold uppercase."

The Symbol is available for use in blue, black, grey, chrome-silver, chrome-blue and white versions. Each of the colors is specified below in standard Pantone CMYK and RGB options. Pantone is a widely used color matching system designed to ensure that color output is the intended color. If the exact Pantone color is unavailable, it is easy to reproduce the exact color combinations in most software applications by adjusting the percentages of different colors. CMYK represents the colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. Mixing these four colors can produce nearly all colors. RGB represents Red, Green and Blue and mixing of these colors can also create most other colors. Below are the Pantone numbers and optional CMYK or RGB mixes.

Symbol Color Pantone Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Red Green Blue
Blue 287 100 69 01 11 0 48 143
Grey Cool Grey 7 0 0 0 50 166 166 168
Chrome Silver 877c 38 27 26 9 143 143 140
White N/A 0 0 0 0 255 255 255
Black N/A 0 0 0 100 0 0 0