This article is about the Battle Copter pilot - for the Sky Patrol reconnaissance specialist, see Altitude.

Major Altitude is a G.I. Joe character from the A Real American Hero series.
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No man in the Joe Team had to struggle the hardest and the longest to get to where he is today than Major Altitude. Dismissed as too short or too skinny as a kid, he found his calling when he read about the Joe Team on the news. He found a benchmark to reach and go beyond. As soon as he could, he signed up to join the Army. He studied and worked more than any other candidate in the Army Aviation School, eventually reaching the top of his class and become one of the best helicopter pilots. Through it all, he has never quit on any assignment and impressed everyone with his utter determination.


A Real American Hero comics continuity - Devil's Due

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Animated continuity - DiC

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Generation 1
Major Altitude 1991 A Real American Hero (1991)

Major Altitude was sold with the G.I. Joe Battle Copter in 1991. This figure was made up of the head of Wildcard, the chest and arms of Star-Viper, the waist of Keel-Haul, and the legs of Hardtop.

Appearance: brown hair and mustache; dark green shirt with brown zipper and gloves; neon green diagonal straps; dark green pants with brown belt; neon green padding on legs; brown and neon green boots

Accessories: neon green "Wildcard" helmet; silver "Windchill" machine gun. page/Filecard

Direct-to-consumer (1993)

A redeco of Major Altitude was sold with a redecoed Interrogator figure as part of a Helicopter Pilots two-pack. He very much came with the same helmet and rifle as before, albeit with different color, and with the addition of a figure stand. page/Filecard


  • The "Major" in "Major Altitude" name is just part of his codename - it suggests the amount of altitude he gets, not his rank.
  • Working names include Air-Cav, Updraft and Whirlwind.

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