I LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8 Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
I am 6'6 and want to be a commerical airline pilot. I find smaller planes that I train on such as the Warrior pretty comfy for my frame. I do take my time getting in and out of the plane as I don't want to kick anything with my legs or bump the wrong thing with my knee. A few questions. Pilots have you ever kicked the wrong thing? I had the opportunity to climb into and ERJ and CRJ seat, I was really careful to make sure my legs did not touch the wrong thing but I could see if one is not careful you may hit the wrong thing at the wrong time while climbing in the seat. Has that happened to anyone you know? Thanks for the help.
PS-I am pretty sure that the airlines do not impose height restirictions for pilots, I am right?
PW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2039 times:
The only thing I kick is the Tire before I light the FIRE
But in all seriousness EWR I don't think your height is a detriment. I've seen airline pilots that were pretty tall and pretty much everyone has to be careful when getting into the seat not to break anything. Just out of curiosity, which cockpit seemed roomier, the CRJ or the ERJ ?? Some of the smallest cockpits I've ever seen were in Learjets, particularly 21/25/35.
Darius From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 141 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
I LOVE EWR, airlines do impose height restrictions. I know somebody who has been rejected at the KLM pilot selections due to his legs being too long. I don't know if there is an overall body length restriction, however I do know there is a maximum length allowed for your legs, at least for the KLM flight academy there is.
I don't have the exact figures here with me right now.
Bragi From Iceland, joined May 2001, 218 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
I really don't think you should be worried about your height, unless you are thinking about joining the air force Most of the pilots I know are taller than me (I am about 5'9) and their height is not an issue wherever they apply.
Also, many students in my academy have to fly the C-172 instead of the C-152, because they don't fit in the smaller one!
Muhammad Ali: "Superman don’t need no seat belt." Flight Attendant: "Superman don’t need no airplane, either."
I LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1822 times:
PW4084, both of the ERJ and the CRJ have its advantages and disadvantages in terms of room to me. Hopefully after flight training I will be picked up by a regional and I should be comfy in both. Both seats are very comfortable to me when I adjusted them properly and had plenty of legroom. When I climbed in though it got me thinking. Has any pilots out there accidently hit something on the console or dash when getting in and out of the seats? I noticed with the ERJ that you have to be very aware of the center console when climbing back into the seat. Thank you and everyone else though for the replies please keep them coming.
Panther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
I fly the Beech 1900D and I am 6'4". It is not that bad, since the seat and rudder pedals adjust. I have to be very careful when climbing in and out of the cockpit. I have bumped many things in that little office, like have extended the flaps, turned on yaw dampers, knocked the poor person in the left seat, by just simply geat out of my seat. I must say the D model is a whole lot better than the 1900C models we flew, I use to get a lot of back aches from doing 8 and 9 legs a day in those planes. I must say a CRJ or ERJ sounds like heaven to me.
I LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
Thanks Saab2000 and Panther for the responces. I am in college right now Saab and have 3 years to go. I understand getting a job right now is not the greatest time, but that's why I am in school. I go to college year round so I should have my masters degree when I am done in 2005. Then on to my career as a pilot.