So I have just conducted the three anthropometric measurements described in the Aeromedical Policy Letters. Though I passed the Total Arm Reach (167.75cm), and the Sitting Height (I am definitely under this) I am unfortunately well underneath the requirement for crotch height (68.58cm) with the requirement being > 75cm. (Guess I've got some short legs ) . I know this means that I am definitely going to have to try and waiver this with an exception to policy. I have read some of the data collected in the USAARL Report No. 84-11, and in the document the shortest crotch height was around 69cm and the subject was able to reach the pedals in the UH-60, and CH-47 which were the only two helicopters in the study that are currently in use to my knowledge. (The study was conducted in 1984) I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue and could give any information as to how the cockpit evaluation is actually conducted, and if specific airframe restriction could hurt my application.
When I had mine conducted, my unit's flight surgeon (I'm Guard) coordinated everything for me and I came down to Fort Rucker on a Thursday night. First thing Friday morning, I met a CW4 who essentially chauffeured us to all the airfields around Fort Rucker. At each airfield, he along with an IP would sit there as we got in the cockpit, manipulated all of the flight controls, and basically proved we could reach across the cockpit. Once we had repeated this with every airframe (minus C-12s), he took us back to his office where he typed up a memo stating each airframe and as to whether or not we "passed". This memo essentially serves as a recommendation to aeromed as to whether or not to grant an exception to policy. I was all done and on my way home by about 10am. This was several years ago, so the process may have changed slightly.
As long as you pass the evaluation for the UH-72 and one of the deployable airframes, you should be able to get an ETP. If there are any airframes you don't "pass" the evaluation in, your waiver will simply state "WO1 Smith can not fly such and such airframe".