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#2
You will be surprised how well you will learnt how to duck at just the right time. Even so modern nuclear boats have far fewer low flying hazards.

Good luck
 
#3
Thanks, ill try and get a visit organised. I really want to try for aircrew as a first choice so now im really just summing up the options for my second choice.
 
#5
True, 6' 4" might be too tall for most planes as activating the ejector seat would rip your legs off at the knees.

Dunno about helos.
 

silverfox

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#6
I am 6'4" and although I failed the RAF medical - I would have passed the RN one. You won't fit into a jet but there are taller rotary aircrew then us about.
 
#7
The helicopter is easily accessible to tall people, but jets may be harder to get into - the docs will measure your legs/ body so do try if you wish to go down this path
 
#8
from the interviews I have had with liason officers, It looks like im ok for helo's but thats fine with me because thats the route Id really like to take.
 

scabz

Lantern Swinger
#9
The tall guys onboard spend a lot of time ducking, but the main issue is that they can't stretch out in their bunks. I think anyone taller than about 6'2" has to adopt a feotal position. Never bothered me though...

aka Stumpy the Dwarf
 
#11
Paddy-45 said:
Right, I am tall 6ft4 though despite this I have not ruled out the submarine service. Can anyone give me any advice on the matter?
Joined diesels in 68 , was and still am 6'4, bloody hard to get used to , but after a week or so just forgot about it. Took a while to get a bunk 'athwart' ships so i could stick my feet out of the bottom of the bunk though!got easier after that.
Visited an O boat last year and must admit i wondered how the bloody hell i managed, but then it was all an adventure then !
GO FOR IT! You wont regret it, trust me.
 

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