Thanks for this info.
I was recently measured and believed myself to be a shade over 5' 2 (yes, I am a man).
At age 32 I'm seriously considering a change of career and pursuing a dream of becoming a commercial pilot.
This is my first post here and I have to say that I have been encouraged, amused, discouraged, entertained, offended and at times just lost by some of the posts on this site. I guess the general conclusion is that a sense of humour is required.
I had my CAA Class 1 Medical, which I passed today.
However they measured me at 2 cms shorter than 5’ 2. The joy of being British, mixing imperial and metric.
So, a day ago I was prepared to sell my London home to finance my training as a pilot, but now what?
Oxford and CTC have both stated 5’ 2 as a minimum height requirement. Should I try to blag my way through this?
Is this a recipe for disappointment?
In normal everyday footwear I am over 5’ 2 if not over 5’ 3. And, no, I’m not talking heels!
What’s the consensus?
Will stubbornness and bloody mindedness ultimately lead to financial disaster? That is, do I throw caution to the wind, complete my training only to find that an airline medical examiner will fail me later down the line?
Am I, or rather will I become employable?