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I am not an airline pilot nor do I work in the industry but I'm looking forward to. I live in the Philippines, a part of South East Asia.

My question is: what is the current minimum height requirement in the Philippines to be a private airline or commercial airline pilot?

I was at a Aviation School seminar a few months ago and one of the guest asked the host if height still mattered and the host answered "not anymore because airplane pilot seats are now adjustable". That didn't really convince me because they might be biased considering they are looking for students.

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  • $\begingroup$ I am roughly about 5'3". $\endgroup$ – majidarif Jul 19 '16 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ welcome to aviation.SE. The current requirement is on topic, but how you'd project the requirement will change in the future is not (we don't do speculation here). Are you interested in the requirement in the Philippines or somewhere else? $\endgroup$ – Federico Jul 19 '16 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Federico Thank you. I am interested in the requirement in the Philippines. :) $\endgroup$ – majidarif Jul 19 '16 at 12:50
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There's no minimum height stated in the Philippines Civil Air Regulations (section 2.10.2.2) for any class of medical (you need a class 1 medical for a commercial license). However, Philippine Airlines apparently requires pilots to be at least 5'4" / 162cm.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. Would you know the requirements from Cebu Pacific Airlines? That is a budget airlines in the Philippines. $\endgroup$ – majidarif Jul 19 '16 at 15:04
  • $\begingroup$ @majidarif You're welcome! I have no idea about Cebu, unfortunately $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Jul 19 '16 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ Cebu! Sorry, my kids watched that incessantly, and it's still stuck in my head, 15 years later... :) $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Jul 19 '16 at 18:59
  • $\begingroup$ I just measured my height with a tape measure. It was 161.5cm. I'm 23. Can't even get the height requirement for PAL. :D $\endgroup$ – majidarif Jul 20 '16 at 4:58

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