Is there a height requirement to become a pilot?

In the regulations set by Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs), there is no height requirement for pilots. Height requirement usually depends on the flight schools and airlines if they will implement one. However, most flight schools and airlines do not have this requirement as the always important consideration is that you can safely reach and operate all aircraft controls on the cockpit.

On the other hand, if you want to join the Air Forces, then most have a height requirement. For example, if you are planning to join the Indian Air Force, the minimum height requirement is 162.5 cm or 5-foot-3 for both men and women. Moreover, United States Air Force, in the past, has height requirements in place which automatically eliminated 44% percent of American women. However, in 2020, such requirement was removed to attract more, particularly women pilots.

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