When oh when, Nado, will you begin to tell me things I don't know? Again, you mix in technicalities and piloting with aviation in general. I've told you, I can drive a car all right, but don't ask me to take the engine apart. You're a pilot. Are you also a mechanic? Can you totally dismantle all systems and engines in a Huey , put them all together and fly the aircraft? No? I thought you said you knew a lot about aviation.Oh Jacqueau, just in case you do knot no, a commercial pilot who flies for a scheduled air carrier has to get a Class-1 physical every six months. A commercial pilot who does not needs only a Class-2 needs on every year.
But even though I have a commercial pilot's license, I fly only privately and I need a Class-3 every other year. If you fly ultra-lights or LSA (Light Sport Aircraft)(under 1320/1420 pounds) privately you do not need any physical exams.
Oh, SLAs are not over 1,320 pounds on wheels or 1,420 on floats,carry more than two people, can not exceed 100 mph hour, not fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), fly at night or over 10,000 feet MSL.
Of course, I do knot no a damn thing about aviation.
Finally, and don't be floored, but your piloting a helicopter in wartime does not make you a military expert. It makes you an expert helicopter pilot. Period.