B741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
I saw the requirements for pilots to be between 5'2" and 6'3" at BA recruiting website. I was wondering why this is so? The flightdeck should be roomy enough to accomodate an individual who is as tall as the tallest NBA players. Seems to me I saw an AF pilot who was at least 6'6".
Airbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1566 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2411 times:
The cockpit and seats on airliners are ergonomically designed for the average sized person, which is why they have these requirements. The person within those limitations should be able to reach any buttons, leavers, pedals, etc without much hindrance. Seats and rudder pedals can be fine tuned to match the specific persons height/leg length as they have to provide a leeway to those people within that height range.
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