1) Following a common sense and authenticity ask yourself, who of us, non-pilots imagines what should he do after entering a helicopter cockpit? Who would be able to do a simple hover at first, second or even a third attempt? Not to mention complex manoeuvring and landing. Helicopter is much more difficult to control than a plane.
2) Experienced pilot-players will be of more value, while non-pilots will have to literally LEARN how to control this thing or ignore a fully repaired helicopter even if they find it. Because they risk being killed in a crash as in real life.
3) Skilled pilots can teach beginners for food and ammo.
4) Game gets harder! You all wanted it and it is a fair point to increase difficulty.
None that I can observe.
P.s. We will need to implement taking over controls by a second pilot in case the first is killed as it is implemented in ShackTack LittleBird enhancements mod and still not implemented in vanilla Arma2.
Edited by -=PA=-Mikhail, 22 October 2012 - 12:52 PM.