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    Hi,

    Just new to site, been reading articles which i hope will help me with my interview etc. Have always had an interest with world politics so im at an advantage on that front. My recommendations to everyone which has already been suggested. Read the economist, the week and a decent paper believe it or not the FT is an excellent choice. Also when at the gym if available to you watch the news, it works well for both fitness as you forget about ur workout and stops you from getting bored, and obviously keeps you informed.

    My question is this though, what are the Anthropometric requirements for the RAF to become a pilot, i have done alot of looking around and cannot find any information on this. I know there is no set height but im worried incase im too small. Im 5'8, but with short legs. Any help or information on this would be excellent.

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    Gerard.
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    I know an apache pilot and he was telling me that for the ejection seats they have you can't be over 85Kg, something like that, it was a long time ago since he's been in afghanistan over the summer, sorry about the lack of info on arm/leg length, thought the weight knowledge would be helpfull. You can't be too tall either, 6"3 i think is the max, again don't quote me on this.
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    They measure buttock to knee, seated heigh and shoulder to arm length. I don't have the measurements to hand, I think they're on Pprune somewhere or on here if you use the search function. You wouldn't accurately be able to measure yourself anyway as they have special equipment. The main problem with the buttock to knee measurment is people being over the limit - it is in place to stop people de-capping their knees on ejection.

    EDIT: Knew BH had posted them.... next time use the search and you'll find what you are looking for!

    Extracted from the FAQ:

    Height: 1575mm-1905mm
    Weight: 56.6kg-96.5kg
    Functional Reach: 720mm min
    Sitting height: 865mm-990mm
    Buttock-knee: 560-660mm
    Buttock-heel: 1000-1200mm

    They may have changed slightly but unlikely.
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    Inaspin beat me to it while I was messing around doing a search on pprune ...
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    I knew it was on Pprune somewhere but only found ones from 2004. I was certain I had posted them on Pprune but couldn't find them :confused:
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    (Original post by InaSpin)
    Height: 1575mm-1905mm
    Weight: 56.6kg-96.5kg
    Functional Reach: 720mm min
    Sitting height: 865mm-990mm
    Buttock-knee: 560-660mm
    Buttock-heel: 1000-1200mm

    They may have changed slightly but unlikely.
    I had these measurements, although i thought they might be out of date, as i heard they are updated all the time. Just dont understand where you measure from on each of them as well?

    Thanks for the help genuine help, and for the smart arse comments.
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    Smart arse comments?

    You'll just have to wait and see when you have your medical
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    Unless they've scrapped the hawk and the harrier, no they haven't changed.
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    Blackhawk - technically the Harrier is going out, I can't remember it's date off the top of my head, but it's a good few yrs yet

    OP - as someone already mentioned you can't measure yourself acurately for this, but either way OASC will tell you if you fit the medical or not.
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    (Original post by logical_zombie)
    I know an apache pilot and he was telling me that for the ejection seats they have you can't be over 85Kg, something like that, it was a long time ago since he's been in afghanistan over the summer, sorry about the lack of info on arm/leg length, thought the weight knowledge would be helpfull. You can't be too tall either, 6"3 i think is the max, again don't quote me on this.
    The Apache has ejection seats now ? ! Damn ! Those helicopter designers are getting good !
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    2012 or 2015 IIRC for the Harrier
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    Just a quick heads up - I received a 'phone call the other week from OASC Medical, telling me that I'd need to get down to 94kg (rather than 96kg) to be classified as no longer TMU for Aircrew.

    At the moment, I'm 102kg, so I've got to lose at least 8 before I head back down for my part 2 medical.

    No pressure then, even less food and even more exercise for me!
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    Hey - im trying to keep the weight on and gain abit too - difficult when your also panic-ing like mad about the fitness and running bits.
 
 
 
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