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Am I Too Tall To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 24, 2001 2:44 pm

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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RE: Am I Too Tall To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 24, 2001 2:49 pm

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

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RE: Am I Too Tall To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 24, 2001 2:59 pm

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.

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RE: Am I Too Tall To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 24, 2001 8:11 pm

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
 
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RE: Am I Too Tall To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 24, 2001 8:27 pm

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

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RE: Am I Too Tall To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 24, 2001 8:31 pm

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

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RE: Am I Too Tall To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 24, 2001 8:41 pm

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
 
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RE: Am I Too Tall To Be A Pilot

Mon Dec 24, 2001 9:12 pm

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
 
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RE: Am I Too Tall To Be A Pilot

Tue Dec 25, 2001 12:00 am

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.

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