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Bluehawk7791
08-02-2006, 11:32 PM
I'm graduating from High school this year, and am looking to become a commercial co-pilot after all my pilot training is done. However, I was wondering if there are size restrictions becoming a pilot. I'm about 6'3, 220 and am broad-sholdered. Will this have any problems with flying boeing aircrafts?


RockBottom
08-03-2006, 01:01 AM
You won't have any problems at all. Just don't let your weight get up around 300 lbs

HeavyDriver
08-03-2006, 05:45 AM
Hey I'm 5'8" and 220lbs of twisted steel...They only problem I have is when I have to ride in the back as a passenger, because my shoulders and legs are too broad too. But you will not have any problems in the "Big" jets. Just stay out of the Learjet 20 and 30's series if you can get in them at all...lol


UConnQB14
08-03-2006, 11:52 AM
im 6-4, 220 and it just about requires me to get forklifted out of the cockpit of a lear 31a

Co-pilotMike
08-03-2006, 05:01 PM
I've been a airline co-pilot for 2 years, I'm 6'4 and 230. As long as you're flying the big boys, you're fine.

rickair7777
08-04-2006, 05:22 PM
I'm graduating from High school this year, and am looking to become a commercial co-pilot after all my pilot training is done. However, I was wondering if there are size restrictions becoming a pilot. I'm about 6'3, 220 and am broad-sholdered. Will this have any problems with flying boeing aircrafts?

You might be near the upper end for some military programs, but I still think you're under the wire so to speak. You could probably google that or just call a recruiter if you think you want to go that route.

PLTwnab
08-27-2006, 09:05 PM
Speaking of "body size", isn't around 170 lbs the weight limit for a cessna 150, to where you'd have to move up to a 172? Cuz I'm a little over that n I'm just wondering what kind of plane I'm going to start my training on...Cessnas are the main planes I see at the local airport...

WhiteH2O
08-27-2006, 09:13 PM
Speaking of "body size", isn't around 170 lbs the weight limit for a cessna 150?

Depends on the size of your instructor and how much fuel you take. I am almost 200lbs and I have more 152 time than 172 time. I instruct in 152s also. You just have to make sure that you aren't over gross weight of the airplane.