AviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 6 Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5143 times:
So for my examination for my First Class Medical, my doctor and I were talking about my weight and how I need to put some on (6' 1" 150lbs). He said he normally tells people that they need to lose weight, especially if they plan on going to the airlines one day. My question is, how fat can you be and still fit in the cockpit? Thanks for your replies, funny and serious.
FLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5072 times:
You can be fatter if you're flying an Airbus - thanks to the wonderful side-stick control, there is more space in front of you for your belly to hang out where the yoke would normally be on a Boeing, MD, etc
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4691 times:
Airlines are looking to hire folks whose height is in proportion to weight. I went to an Air Inc. seminar and they told us that we should strive to maintain our high school/college weight. It's about image, and about the desire to retain healthy pilots for the long haul.
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RayBolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4549 times:
Had a CFI a while ago that was rather 'large.' Let me say that it's not too comfortable to be in the cockpit of a C150 with a medium size person, let alone a larger person. Especially in smaller planes, I would think w&b would be a big problem...even more so than actualy squeezing in.