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User currently offlineMegaptera From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Does anybody know if there is a weight limit imposed by the CAA/JAA/FAA on how heavy a pilot is allowed to be to fly on an ATPL?

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User currently offlineAerokid From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

If there was then who would fly an aircraft with MTOW in excess of that limit?  Confused

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User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

With the FAA the answer is no. You do have to pass a First Class medical to be Captain, along with most airlines requiring it for both crew members, and if you are over weight it could cause problems. So, technically the answer is no, but you should be in reasonable shape in order to pass the medical.

User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

You do have to pass a First Class medical to be Captain... and if you are over weight it could cause problems.
Not true. I'm 5'10'' and 250 lbs and I just yesterday earned my first class med. 5'10''/250 is considered obease (I'm trying to lower that second number, and I run 1/4 a mile a day) The reason I got the 1st class (I'm a student pilot) is because I wanted to be sure I could get one later in life... appearantly obeasity isn't disqualifying in America... The only cases in which it would be disqualifying would be if it were accompinied by a heart condition, or if it "Makes the person unable to safely perform the duties or exercise the privileges of the airman certificate applied for or held" That would have to be one really fat pilot!!!

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