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6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:23 am

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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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:55 am

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.
 
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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Sun Jun 30, 2002 3:28 pm

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...
 
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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Wed Jul 03, 2002 12:16 am

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
 
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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Wed Jul 03, 2002 12:49 am

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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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Wed Jul 03, 2002 3:46 am

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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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:04 am

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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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Wed Jul 03, 2002 11:22 am

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.

 
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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Thu Jul 04, 2002 2:31 pm

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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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Fri Jul 05, 2002 12:39 pm

I have a 6'2" student and he barely fits, but it's worked.
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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Sat Jul 13, 2002 12:44 am

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!

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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Sun Jul 14, 2002 7:34 am

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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RE: 6 Foot 3 Can I Fly A Cessna 150/152

Sat Jul 20, 2002 11:50 am

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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