How heavy is too heavy?


New Member
I am going to be going for my FAA physical to become an ATC in the near future. I am very healthy in all respects (BP, HDL/LDL, triglycerides, etc) except I am overweight. My BMI is 39. While on paper I am concidered obese, no one I know, even my doctor, says that I look even near what I weigh.

How much will this effect me in passing the medical?


Well-Known Member
Cvar, I know the feeling. I'm 6'4, 290, once upon a time in high school that number was around 330. Aside from a somewhat stubborn belly that's slowly begun to burn off over the years, I'm just a big fella.

Hang in there and hope they don't boot us at the PEPC :)