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Height and Aircraft

Like they said earlier...it's not about height, it's torso length. 39" sitting height for the T-45. Some 6'4" guys have a shorter torso than some 6'1" guys.

Typically nothing is comfortable about sitting in a jet.
I understand. Thanks for the reminder. I know that the officer recruiter also made mention of something along the lines that someone too tall could break their knees in an ejection type of craft, which is not an issue for helos.


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That's also why people get measured for buttock-knee length as well.

It's probably 50/50 whether or not you get injured in an ejection anyway, no matter how big you are. Some guys come out without a scratch...some do not.


Sans Remorse
I'm 6' 2" and fit as comfortably as can be expected and I know several VFA pilots who are noticeably taller than me. In the 6'4" - 6'5" range. Just hope the anthros work in your favor is all.