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Am I Too Tall To Be A Pilot  
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

I am 6 feet 3 inches and am projected to be 6 feet 5 inches. Is there a limit on commercial pilot height?

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User currently offlineCleCo From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 569 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4737 times:

No limit can hold back a dream. I'm 17 and have 0 hours of flying. Everyone has setbacks, not limits.

Jake



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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4723 times:

I saw one of the pilot who is much taller and also I saw a captain about 5ft and 7 or 8 inches from UAL at O'Hare. There is no big difference. Good luck to become an airline pilot future.

Big777jet




User currently offlineSouthern From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4672 times:

Theres a minimum height for a pilot (cause u have to be able to reach the rudder pedals and see over the dashboard) but no max

User currently offlineVh-daq From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2001, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

thats good news, im getting close to 6"4' and i have already had to give up the idea of military fast jets  Sad

cheers

DAQ


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4657 times:

I think that there might in fact be a limit, but under normal circumstances, nobody will be rejected because of that.

For instance, if you'd like to become a military fighter pilot, you must be able to sit in the cockpit, without bumping your head all the time to the canopy, right. So, if you're going to be 2.10 meters ( about 7ft I guess), things might become hard...

But, I don't think thee's going to be a problem with your length. You'll do just fine

Ivan



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User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

Maybe you should train in something a little bigger than a C-152 otherwise you will probably be hitting your head all the time in the ceiling hehe. A C-172/Pa-28 would be ok

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1453 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4646 times:

I'm 193cm don't know how that is in inches!
I had no problems but I was to tall for the german Air Force!

regards Bjoern


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4355 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4613 times:

Airlines dont have max. height requirement, but some has a min. height requirement. I think one of the US Airlines, you have to be at least 5'4" or taller to be qualified. You'll have to be tall enough to see out the window and your legs to be able to reach the pedals.

kevin/dca



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