Maximum Allowable Weight (MAW)

Each applicant needs to make three measurements to know whether or not that person meets the standards. You need to know your height in inches and the circumference of your wrist. For your wrist measurement, open all of your fingers in your dominant hand, take a paper/cloth tape measure, and wind it around your wrist over the portion with two "knobs" under the skin. That measurement, along with your height, is used in the charts below to determine the maximum weight is permissible for that sized body.

Maximum Allowable Weight for Men

Height (inches)Under 6.25"6.25" to under 6.5"6.5" to under 6.75"6.75" to under 7"7" to under 7.25"7.25" to under 7.5"7.5" to under 7.75"7.75" to under 8"8" to under 8.25"8.25" to under 8.5"8.5" to under 8.75"8.75" and above
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Maximum Allowable Weight for Women

Height (inches)Under 5.25"5.25" to under 5.5"5.5" to under 5.75"5.75" to under 6"6" to under 6.25"6.25" to under 6.5"6.5" to under 6.75"6.75" to under 7"7" to under 7.25"7.25" to under 7.5"7.5" to under 7.75"7.75" and above
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