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Hy, I would like to become a military pilot some day, actually a navy
pilot, and while I was lookin' over the net something about it, I
found your website, 'cause you answer one question about becoming a
pilot and I wonder can you help me.
I'm only 15 years old and I'm going to Aviation Tehnical school in
But I want to come to America or some place else, 'cause here I don't
think I have a chance to become what I want to be.
The one thing that's really concerned me is my height, so can you
me how height I must be to become a navy pilot? I'm small, not too
much, but I am.
I hope you can help and show me how to become that.
-- Ana Cerovski, April 25, 2010
The U.S. military seems to like pilots to be at least 162 centimeters tall (so that everything in the cockpit is within reach and so that he or she can see over the dashboard). Beyond the minimum, there is no advantage to height. If you're very small and light you might find a warmer welcome in the world of civilian helicopters. The lighter the pilot, the more passengers and bags can be carried.
-- Philip Greenspun, April 25, 2010