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U.S. Air Force Removes Height Requirement to Attract More Women Pilots

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Keith Brown - http://www.af.mil/weekinphotos/wipgallery.asp?week=175
June 4, 2020

The Air Force has removed its minimum height requirement for prospective pilots in a move that it said would encourage a more diverse pool of applicants, particularly women.

Previously, the Air Force had required officer applicants who wished to fly to be between 5-foot-4 and 6-foot-5, with a sitting height of 34 to 40 inches.

Under the adjusted policy, which went into effect on May 13, applicants who are shorter than 5-foot-4 or taller than 6-foot-5 will no longer be required to submit a waiver.

Read the full story: Air Force Removes Height Requirement to Attract More Women Pilots (nytimes.com)

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