Education: Onward & Upward

Since many future Air Force Academy graduates will not pilot planes, cadet height and weight maximums and vision minimums need not be those of jet jockeys. Last week the academy cheered up its football and basketball coaches, announced new limits: height up from 6 ft. 4 in. to 6 ft. 6 in. (same as West Point and Annapolis); weight, in proportion to height, up from 216 to 239 lbs. (same as West Point; 4 Ibs. heavier than Annapolis maximum). New vision requirements call for 20/50 sight in each eye, correctible to 20/20, permit some depth-and color-perception defects.

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