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6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152  
User currently offlineAIRNZsaab340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6852 times:

Im 6 foot 3 and I am currently training in a tomahawk. I fit in the tomahawk with no problems at all. What will be the case with the C 150/152.
Thanks for the info

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User currently offlineRacers22 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 6838 times:

I fly the C152 all the time and I think that it will definitely be a tight fit for you. I have a friend that flies 172's because he says that he can't fit into a 152 due to height problems and I would say that he is no taller than 6' 2" or 6' 3". You will probably just have to go down to the FBO and see.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6822 times:

I'm 6'1, have to make sure the seat is all the way back, but otherwise its not too big of a deal. I'd just go over to the local airport if I were you and find one to sit in (make sure you have the owner's permission Big grin). That would be the best way to judge...

User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6763 times:

I'm also 6'3" and I flew a C152 no problem. I'm also pretty heavy, and that was more of an issue!  Big grin Big grin

User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6755 times:

If you a smaller build for a 6'3" then you shouldn't have much of a problem. But if you are of a heavier build you will run into W&B issues, and it probally won't be comfortable.

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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6749 times:

I'm 6'3" and now I fly the 152. I learned and got my ppl on a C-172. The university I'm at uses 152's for cross country time needed for the commercial certificate. I'll say this, going from the 172 to the 152 was a definite change in size, but yeah I fit and it's not bad.


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User currently offlineNight_Flight From United States of America, joined May 1999, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6737 times:

Just like everyone else I am also 6'3". I earned my PPL in Diamond Aircraft's Katana. That was a little tight for me on long cross-countries. The seat doesn't move because the rudder pedals are ajustable.

There should be plenty of room for you in most trainers.

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User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6724 times:

No dramas at all, Im 6'3 and never have had a problem. Nor is there lack of comfort. I did all my ab initio on 152s and recently completed my aerobatics rating. Weight restriction arent really an issue either. Most 152s have all currently had there flight manuals changed and there MTOW increased by about 60kgs.

User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6672 times:

I stand a little over 6' 2" and I train in the 172 just because it would be a little difficult for me to move around, particularly because I have long legs and my head would be up against the cieling.

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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6210 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6637 times:

I have a 6'2" student and he barely fits, but it's worked.

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User currently offlineAlmbluzman From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6590 times:

we have a cfi at my school who is 6'5" and 225 lbs of lean muscle - he flies the 152 all the time w/ students of various sizes. just find a cfi who's size won't kill your weight & balance and have at it!


User currently offlineWingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 862 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6571 times:

I reckon you'd fit, extra visibility if you're nice 'n tall! My instructor is just a little lady, she has to sit on a cushion to see over the dash.  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3035 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6516 times:

Hmm, I'm 6'7". what is an aircraft that I can train on? I don't expect to be comfortable per se, but I need to be able to fit without my knees hitting the flight controls.

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