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Height/Weight Restrictions For Pilots?  
User currently offlineLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16638 times:

Do commercial pilots have to meet a specific height requirement?

What are the minimums and maximums?

Similarly, what about weight restrictions? How big is "too" big for the pilot of one of today's civil jet airplanes?

Come to think of it.....have you ever seen a severely obese person at the yoke of an airliner? Hmmmmm, not sure I recall seeing one.

Thank you for any input.

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User currently offlineFBWless From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 16596 times:

Look at this picture and you'll see that weight restrictions can't be that hard to comply with... (if there are any)

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Photo © Barry Byrne



User currently offlineLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 16575 times:

Hey FBWless......

Was this the headline for the above pic ...... "Engine disintegrates due to excess stress caused by "Jumbo" pilots." ???  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Just kiddin'. I read it (a bird strike).

Vultures did a nice job shredding that baby, didn't they?



User currently offlineMe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16557 times:

Most airline applications say "height sufficient to operate cockpit controls"

I'm only 5'5" and have never had a problem. I've flown everything from Cessnas to Boeings.


User currently offlineGocaps16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 16538 times:

I think the weight restriction is somewhat to 250lbs.
I could be wrong tho. That's what I've heard from AA pilots.

Kevin/DCA


User currently offlineIain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 16533 times:

I think it is very unfair of you guys to say such a thing about that pilot, he is in a place we would all like to be in! Maybe you should so some respect!
Iain


User currently offlineCody From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 16533 times:

I have seen obese pilots. I am not being judemental, just giving you the facts. FBWless.....you are mean! Just kidding. My dad and I are sitting here laughing histerically over that picture you somehow found. How in the world did you do that?

User currently offlineEGGD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 16521 times:

Iain, please. Does this mean you have learnt your lesson about the clothing thing?

You were very unfair about that.

EGGD


User currently offlineMe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 16518 times:

I've flown with some pretty tubby guys. As long as you can pass the medical exam you can continue to fly.

User currently offlineJETPILOT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 16502 times:

He's not fat he's fluffy !!

You can be as fluffy as you want. But high blood pressure and diabetes go hand in hand with obesity. Both are disqualifying criteria for a medical.

I have a big build with large shoulders. I wear a 54 jacket just so my shoulders fit. I weighed 260 lbs at one time. 220 is about normal for me.

In order to maintain a medical you need to keep in shape. But of course easier said than done. The most popular diet among pilots seems to be the Atkins diet. Its easier to maintain out on the road with those hotel buffet breakfasts....just grab all the bacon and eggs you can eat.

JET


User currently offlineTwa717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16486 times:

Was the vulture okay?

User currently offlineAerotech From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16479 times:

I know high blood pressure will disqualify you for flying fighters, but why in the world would it disqual you from flying an airliner at 1G??? Thanks!

User currently offlineJETPILOT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16485 times:

High blood pressure contributes to heart disease and strokes.

How many G's you pull has nothing to do with anything.

JET


User currently offlineIloveA340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16469 times:

it has m very little to do with appearance and a lot to do with the medical. some guy thats 6ft6in and weighs 290 will have a problem w/ the medical. However look at warren sapp. (the football player) hes about 6ft5in and 320 and he would have no problem with the phisycal. whould they let him fly???

User currently offlineKcle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16458 times:

I heard somewhere that a pilot can't be taller than 6 feet 6 inches. If that's true, I might as well not even think about becoming a pilot because I'm 14 yrs. old and 6'3"!

User currently offlineAerotech From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 16461 times:

Actually, I talked to the flight surgeon for the 90th Fighter Squadron, and he said high blood pressure does reduce the ability to withstand high G forces. Why? I have no idea, but it's what the surgeon said.

User currently offlineAA777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 16449 times:

Is there a height limit? I hope not, because i want to be a pilot, i expect to be 6'4 when im done growing...

User currently offlineJETPILOT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 16443 times:

No height limit for the commercial operators.

JET


User currently offlineHisham From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 16433 times:

The pilot's weight should be below MTOW.

Hisham.


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16414 times:

Good one, Hisham.

User currently offlineRominato From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16401 times:

Yeah, don't y'all remember that Kareem was co-pilot in Airplane!?  Big grin

User currently offline757PF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 16384 times:

Is 7 feet too tall?

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