First of all, being an aviator is not a profession, it is an occupation. There are not professors of piloting.<quoted text>
Well, I believe the difference between a helicopter pilot and a jet jockey is akin to the difference between a nurse and a doctor, a mechanic and an engineer, or a para-legal and a lawyer. I'm not bad-mouthing helicopter pilots or nurses or mechanics or para-legals. Just anticipating your response. All are fine professions, worhty ones, but jet jockeys, doctors, mechanics and lawyers are a step up.
And if brainless Prince Harry could learn how to pilot a helicopter, what does that say for his profession?
Next, we do what many people just dream of doing. I taught Rotor Wing Qualification at Fort Rucker in the early 1970's and I was teaching Air Force jet jockeys how to hover and ya know what? It still takes them the same amount of time to learn how to hover as someone who had never flown anything.
I even taught a future Army astronaut how to hover. It still took him three days to find the hover button!