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Air Force removes height restrictions for pilots
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Air Force removes height restrictions for pilots

Published: May 23, 2020  |  2 min read, 412 words
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The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is changing its height restrictions for pilots. Applicants below 64 inches (5'4") or above 77 inches (6'5") can now enter a cockpit without a waiver. Under the Air Force's previous requirements, an Air Force pilot applicant — barring waivers — needed to have a standing height between 5'4" to 6'5" and a sitting height of 34-40 inches. That requirement eliminated about 44% of the U.S. female population between the ages of 20 and 29, according to the Air Force."Studies have shown that women's perceptions about being fully qualified for a job makes... READ MORE
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