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Pilot Career - Height
Monday, 26 November 2007 08:03


I will like to find out if any person out there who is 1.6m tall and had passed off as SIA pilot? I be going for my 1st interview this month soon...



Hi Orion,

I used to work at Changi Airport and saw these pilots who are not that tall. I mean I'm already considered short at 1.65m and some of then are even shorter than me or around my height. I suppose if you look at the height requirements of different airlines, they will give different heights from 1.60m to 1.65m.

The thing about this height criteria is to, more or less, help them determine if potential cadets are able to reach the rudders with feet and still be able to look over the flight control panel and observe what is outside. I used to be from SYFC and I can reach the rudders and look at my surroundings comfortably. I have been in a B777 simulator and do not feel much of a difference.

So really, do go and try unless you are way off the height requirements and would definitely not made the cut. Just go and try, they would probably take you in but no guarantees about that.



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Height issue....

I have just attended SIA cadet pilot interv recently. Although their height requirement-->at least 1.65cm ....anyway they still accepting those with the height at 1.63cm.


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Jay , 27 May, 2008
only 162cm
hi sir,i am only a62cm....can i be a pilot and where can i apply to be a cadet pilot with scholarship
joe , 10 Apr, 2010
SIA still flexible
Hi Jay, glad to know SIA's still flexible enough and not so rigid to filter candidates with height less than 1.65m. I feel the best way for the interviewing process is to let the interviewee try out the simulator to determine if height is a problem for him/her. If not, why not consider that candidate? It would be such a pity if a potential pilot were to be excluded because of a few cm.
James , 29 Apr, 2010
SIA really still flexible?
hi,i will be attending SIA cadet interview on 3rd OCT at park royal hotel KL....but i am not 1.65cm tall...really hope that what jay was saying is correct..Jay,can u share with me your experience about those who are lack of heights requirement?as far as i understand,the pilot seats can be adjusted to about 4 inches front and back and 1 inch side ways...pls help me
hsuheain , 18 Sep, 2010
Pilot in the Phil.
i just wonder if our local school can help me to be accepted in international airways company for i want to work abroad. Im 15 yrs old and i what to be a pilot. My height is 5.3 is it okey ?
Vince Patrick Placibe Cabilla , 17 May, 2016
150cm, specs power 400,can become pilot?
Hi Sir,

For female pilot, what are the requirements to become a pilot?
I am 150cm and wearing specs.

Boon , 28 Jun, 2016

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