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Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Application Process for Medical Certification

Exam Techniques and Criteria for Qualification
Items 21-22. Height and Weight

21. Height

Record the applicant's height in inches.

Although there are no medical standards for height, exceptionally short individuals may not be able to effectively reach all flight controls and must fly specially modified aircraft. If required, the FAA will place operational limitations on the pilot certificate.

22. Weight

Record the applicant's weight in pounds.

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