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The Great Anthropometric Thread: Do you fit??

nittany03

FUBIJAR
pilot
None
Super Moderator
Contributor
You sign a waiver if you're under 136 pounds, or over 200-something. I was a strapping 130 as an Ensign, and still got to fly T-45s and Prowlers. Of course, the beer has caught up with me since and I'm now in standards for the seat. :)
 

twobecrazy

RTB...
Contributor
You sign a waiver if you're under 136 pounds, or over 200-something. I was a strapping 130 as an Ensign, and still got to fly T-45s and Prowlers. Of course, the beer has caught up with me since and I'm now in standards for the seat. :)
Have a couple of these nights? ;)

 

mlc4202

New Member
Okay so this thread may be long dead, but here goes.
I am 61.75" tall and 108 lbs, and I've been taking my anthro measurements myself because I don't think I'll fit. According to my tape measure...
Sitting height: 30.5"
Sitting eye height (by formula SH-4.5")=26"
Thumb-tip reach: AT MOST 25" (taken from back of shoulder to tip of thumb, is this correct?)
BKL: ~22"
Am I totally freaking screwed?
 

ea6bflyr

Working Class Bum
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Super Moderator
Contributor
Okay so this thread may be long dead, but here goes.
I am 61.75" tall and 108 lbs, and I've been taking my anthro measurements myself because I don't think I'll fit. According to my tape measure...
Sitting height: 30.5"
Sitting eye height (by formula SH-4.5")=26"
Thumb-tip reach: AT MOST 25" (taken from back of shoulder to tip of thumb, is this correct?)
BKL: ~22"
Am I totally freaking screwed?
Did you read this thread?
 

mlc4202

New Member
Yeah I did, was just curious if there was any new information. My recruiter told me today that they no longer take these measurements at all. Is he totally full of it? It seems weird to me that they would suddenly stop needing to measure people. Anyone know what happens if you get there and don't fit any pipeline due to anthro? Redisignated or do you get out of the navy?
 

wlawr005

Well-Known Member
pilot
Contributor
Okay so this thread may be long dead, but here goes.
I am 61.75" tall and 108 lbs, and I've been taking my anthro measurements myself because I don't think I'll fit. According to my tape measure...
Sitting height: 30.5"
Sitting eye height (by formula SH-4.5")=26"
Thumb-tip reach: AT MOST 25" (taken from back of shoulder to tip of thumb, is this correct?)
BKL: ~22"
Am I totally freaking screwed?
Don't do that. There's only one person that can take those measurements officially and they work at the API building in Pensacola. There might even be a little sorcery involved, black magic at the very least.
 

Flash

SEVAL/ECMO
None
Super Moderator
Contributor
Okay so this thread may be long dead, but here goes.
I am 61.75" tall and 108 lbs, and I've been taking my anthro measurements myself because I don't think I'll fit. According to my tape measure...
Sitting height: 30.5"
Sitting eye height (by formula SH-4.5")=26"
Thumb-tip reach: AT MOST 25" (taken from back of shoulder to tip of thumb, is this correct?)
BKL: ~22"
Am I totally freaking screwed?
I've known smaller gals in E/P-3's.
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
Don't do that. There's only one person that can take those measurements officially and they work at the API building in Pensacola. There might even be a little sorcery involved, black magic at the very least.
Recruiters used to have to take preliminary measurements, there was this weird contraption thing, it wasn't specific to any platform but covered all from the smallest minimum to the largest maximum, I had heard it was so if there was a person that was below or above the limit they could get further info, I don't think we ever saw a case where a person was outside the limits.
 

nnneyugn

PRO REC Y: 9/28/2015
Recruiters used to have to take preliminary measurements, there was this weird contraption thing, it wasn't specific to any platform but covered all from the smallest minimum to the largest maximum, I had heard it was so if there was a person that was below or above the limit they could get further info, I don't think we ever saw a case where a person was outside the limits.
My recruiter took my measurements. We did not have a contraption and I was measured by hand with tape measure used by tailors. He has this sheet of paper which was submitted with my package that had a human silhouette picture you usually see at the docs office and lines to write information in accordance to which area was measured. It was a bit odd, because the OR seemed unsure how the best way to measure. Either that or he does not regularly get applicants applying for pilot/nfo positions. It was agreed that I would end up sitting on a table for doing sitting measurements.
 
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