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Height Restrictions...

Old 3rd Jan 2005, 16:16
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Height Restrictions...

Hi All,
I have just started looking into training to become a pilot, and i found that the height restriction for British Airways is 6'3". I am 6'5" and wondered if anyone could tell me if all airlines have height restriction as low as BA's


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Old 3rd Jan 2005, 17:34
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No. Very few airlines have any kind of restrictions on height (at either end of the scale), as most of the entry requirements are experience based. 6'5" is unusual, but not exceptional.

You'll find a huge variety of pilots in all shapes and sizes, so unless you are a freak of nature, you have very little to worry about, although some aircraft, like smaller regionals might be a tight squeeze.
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Old 4th Jan 2005, 12:05
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I know of a BY first officer who flies out of cardiff and he must be on the taller side of 6'5".
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Old 4th Jan 2005, 12:20
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In the UK military there are no specific height restrictions, but detailed limits on sitting height, arm reach etc.

They tend to work out at around 6.6, however, unless a person has very unusual conformation.

Do a search on the mil forum for the exact values.
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Old 5th Jan 2005, 13:46
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Don't worry about it. I'm 6'4" and have flown a cessna 150 with no problems. Any airliner flight deck I have had the pleasure of sitting in has had ample room for me.

Actually the only aircraft cockpit I have sat in and thought I would be too tall to fly it was the Vulcan.
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Old 7th Jan 2005, 22:19
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Thanks everyone for your help...

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Old 8th Jan 2005, 18:53
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No worries Matt. I'm 6'4" and the only physical impediment I have is my beer gut! Keep the shorties out of the flight deck.
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Old 9th Jan 2005, 01:49
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A mate of mine with us (VS) is just a tad under 6`6". He mentioned to me that the only company he ever had a problem with was BA.
Mind you, i think he stooped a bit during his company medical just in case!!
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