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How Short Is Too Short?

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I’m 5 foot 2 ish (at least that’s what I tell people). I hold a commercial license and could reach everything just fine with a small cushion in the 22 and 44.

 

Obviously you can be too short to fly but I'm just wondering how short is too short?

How tall is the shortest pilot you've seen? Or know of?

 

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Elvis, I don't think I have a problem with height. When I first started flying I thought I did but a cushion helped and confidence helped. The 44 pedal extensions are perfect for my height even without my trusty cushion.

 

When I first started flight school I was 110-115 and now I'm about 125 and quite happy there.

Any baggage goes under my seat, if I need more weight I'll just carry a few extras quarts of oil. I can usually take full fuel with 3 standard guys. So I guess (in my mind at least) my lack of weight works in my favor.

 

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Elvis, I don't think I have a problem with height. When I first started flying I thought I did but a cushion helped and confidence helped. The 44 pedal extensions are perfect for my height even without my trusty cushion.

 

When I first started flight school I was 110-115 and now I'm about 125 and quite happy there.

Any baggage goes under my seat, if I need more weight I'll just carry a few extras quarts of oil. I can usually take full fuel with 3 standard guys. So I guess (in my mind at least) my lack of weight works in my favor.

 

P.B. Keep in mind that some seats are designed to crush to absorb impact.

 

 

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Elvis, I don't think I have a problem with height. When I first started flying I thought I did but a cushion helped and confidence helped. The 44 pedal extensions are perfect for my height even without my trusty cushion.

 

When I first started flight school I was 110-115 and now I'm about 125 and quite happy there.

Any baggage goes under my seat, if I need more weight I'll just carry a few extras quarts of oil. I can usually take full fuel with 3 standard guys. So I guess (in my mind at least) my lack of weight works in my favor.

 

 

You could have a problem flying a 206 as minimum pilot weight wih no pax is 170 lbs if memory serves me correct.

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I could always take ballast for weight.

What I'm really wondering is hieght. The question really isn't about MY own height but people even shorter than myself. Do you think it's possible (and/or safe) to have an extremely short pilot?

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Get yourself into a 500, perfect for short drivers and at 125lbs the drillers won't have to drain the fuel and oils. Perfect.

 

Haha! I'd love to! The closest thing I've seen to a 500 is a NOTAR and it was pretty sweet.

I needed a boost to climb into the thing though!

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