This is awarded by the Chief of Staff, of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
(AFP), Area Command and major service commanders to military personnel of the AFP who are serving in any capacity with the Philippine Air Force
or with the air components of the major services for distinguished heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. The deed must be evidenced by voluntary action in the face of great danger above and beyond the call of duty and the accomplishment must be exceptional and outstanding. It is awarded for gallantry and heroism in action while participating in aerial flight or combat.
The medal is two concentric discs placed one on top of the other; the top disc, being the hub of the propeller has four blades sitting on a golden Maltese cross
. The golden sunburst
has four rays, each of which appears between the flanges of the superimposed cross. It rest on a diamond in gold and hanging at its corners beneath the tips of the propeller blades. The propeller signifies aviation and aerial flight; the Maltese cross symbolizes the risk of life in the face of the enemy; the disc with rays stands for the good deed; and the diamond for usual aerial formation of planes in flight.
The ribbon has alternating colors of white, blue, gold and red stripes. The series on the ribbon is the same as the one on the medals fabric to represent it the same way.