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I once got turned down by Air Photo Inc. to fly a photographer around in a 22 because I weighed 185lbs.

 

They just revised their post to read, "not to exceed 170lbs"! I saw another post recently for a CFI position also with that 170lbs restriction!

 

Does this seem a bit extreme,...or am I just fatter than the average pilot? :blink:

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Even better is American Helicopters in Manassas, VA posting up a 140lb max pilot weight in their job postings. Quite obvious they are trying to get only female pilots in there. I think I've only ever met one adult male that weight under 140, and he was 5'2".

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Maybe they should hire a skinnier cameraman with updadet equipment ;-)

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I am a little fat. So far in my career, I have only met 1 pilot who couldn't afford to miss a few meals.

If I could lose another 10 to 15 pounds, I could get back to my 8 to 10% bodyfat weight.

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I stand no chance!!!!! 195lbs at 6'2".

 

When I started flight school I was 225!!!! Hahaha. That poor 22 held up fine with 12 gallons of gas!!! I was so excited to fly it never occured to me why we didnt stray far from the airport. By my commercial rating I was well on track to loose weight. Trying to get down to 180 like I was in my 20's. Except for an amputation or lypo....its taking a slow steady path to get there.

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Couldn't we all...... You go first!

2 steps forward, 3 steps back. I think I'm in my backing up stage right now.

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A few pounds on the plus side means a check-ride in an R-44 instead of an R-22. That's expensive. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the '22 will work out for me. I'm around 175, but I understand that my instructor is a big guy.

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If at 175lbs they told me I'd have to do a checkride in the 44 because my instructor was a "big guy", then he'd be the one paying the extra cost!

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Thank god I fly a Chinook. My 6'5" ass hasnt weighed 170 lbs since I was 12 I bet.

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Well, big and small both have advantages and disadvantages. Being small I can carry more fuel and payload all up but I also have to get really creative with ballast in the field when I suddenly find myself solo. Just sayin. :)

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Well, big and small both have advantages and disadvantages. Being small I can carry more fuel and payload all up but I also have to get really creative with ballast in the field when I suddenly find myself solo. Just sayin. :)

 

I can confirm that Emily also has a pair of these in order to reach the pedals:

 

Buffalo-Platform-Shoes-Acid-Wash-Harajuk

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I haven't seen a nicer pair of shoes since Fred Gwynne.

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I started training weighing 215. Got my first instructor job and got down to 186 in three months. Then I lost the job and spent a bunch of time in front of a computer and now i am back at 200. Just need to some pushbacks to get back in shape. Yeah thats right pushbacks. Thats where you push back from the table a few times. That and get a job where i don't sit in front of a computer. But 140? Not since I was about 14.

Damn where are those donuts.

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I can confirm that Emily also has a pair of these in order to reach the pedals:

 

Buffalo-Platform-Shoes-Acid-Wash-Harajuk

At first I laughed...and then I remembered that Em is easily an inch or two taller than me. :-(

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Does this seem a bit extreme

 

Not a bit, a ton.

It's over-extreme and stupid :angry:

Your average CFI weighs around 190lbs (average weight of the 20 instructors I know, personally, which includes civilian, law enforcement and military).

Your average DPE weighs around 200lbs (again the average weight of the 5 examiners I know, personally).

Air Photo Inc. should just change it to female pilots only please which they can take, turn in sideways, and shove ...<insert a long line of profanities>

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The latest ad for CFIs boasts a huge female to male ratio for the area, I guess as an incentive for men to apply. Then they add that their weight must be under 175lbs! That rules out almost every CFI I've met!

 

Is there a flight school in OZ? :D

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Not a bit, a ton.

It's over-extreme and stupid :angry:

Your average CFI weighs around 190lbs (average weight of the 20 instructors I know, personally, which includes civilian, law enforcement and military).

 

 

Not sure what LE pilots you've been around? :D

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Not sure what LE pilots you've been around? :D

I gained 4 pounds in the last 3 weeks. I started dringing full sugar drinks. At least that's my excuse. I quit doing that, and as as soon as I finish this bag of M&M peanuts, I will start another diet !

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plump pilots cuddle better...

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I gained 4 pounds in 3 weeks. It's going to take about a month to get back to square 1.

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Air Photo Inc just posted again. That's the third time now! I wonder if they're having trouble finding that munchkin pilot?

 

Maybe this will be the next shortage,...skinny little pilots! :lol:

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I would love to have anorexia, but be able to turn it on and off. Tourrette's would be fun too in the same fashion.

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