Navy Pilots: Fleet Air Arm is being repeated on Discovery Wings this evening, 7pm & 10pm.
Peter said:Probably about never.
It's the same case with the Brylcreem Boys. All pilots and observers are commissioned officers. The only way a rating will be able to fly a helicopter would be to become an upper yardman.
Alternatively, I believe aircrewmen are given an elementary amount of flying training, so you would just have to be in air at the time when the pilot and observer for some reason lose the ability to fly the aircraft.
Do the Army allow OR's to fly as pilots and observers? I don't actually know in their case.