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Please direct any specific questions to the NASC Anthropometrics Department.

(850) 452–3241
(850) 452–5924
The science of measuring the human body, its parts, and functional capacities.

To remain qualified for aviation, you must be anthropometrically compatible for at least 2 pipelines.

To ensure applicant meets minimum and maximum weight limitations for naval aviation (103-245 lbs.) to ensure safety in ejection and stroking seats in naval aircraft.

Anthropometric Restriction Codes (ARCs) are set by NAVAIR. ARCs for each category in naval aircraft can be found in the NAVAIRINST 3710.9E and NAVAIR M-3710.1.

To establish the applicant’s sitting height; to ensure adequate canopy clearance; used to derive the sitting eye height measurement used for out-of-cockpit visibility.

It is essential to accurately match prospective and designated aviators to appropriate aircraft to maximize safety and promote human performance. - “I need to make sure I fit in the cockpit of the aircraft I will be flying.”

To ensure adequate ejection seat clearance and individual’s ability to fully maneuver the rudder pedals.

Pre-Commissioned Applicants: Once found anthropometrically incompatible, the applicant should receive a repeat measurement under the supervision of a naval flight surgeon. If the subsequent measurement results in compatibility, the applicant can continue with the aviation flight physical. If the applicant is again found anthropometrically incompatible for Aviation, the applicant will receive the opportunity to receive a final re-measure from the Anthropometrics Model Manager at NASC in Pensacola, Florida.

Post-Commissioned Applicants: Once found anthropometrically incompatible, the applicant will receive a repeat measurement by the Anthropometrics Model Manager at NASC. If found anthropometrically incompatible, applicant could be attrited from the Aviation Training Pipeline, and sent to a Redesignation Board.

To assess the applicant’s overall anthropometric compatibility using DON Aviation Field Anthropometry Screening Standards.

To assess the applicant’s ability to reach all controls in various locations within cockpits.

Naval Aviation Schools Command
181 Chambers Avenue, Suite C
Pensacola, FL 32508
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