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LTG Frank M Andrews and Maj Gen Robert Worley both died while piloting combat aircraft in a war.

  1. I'm assuming that generals and admirals are less skilled or prepared to pilot aircraft, as their primary duty is management and leadership, not flying.

  2. Thus GFOs probably ought not be allowed to pilot, but please see the question in the title.

  3. What other GFOs of NATO Rank OF-6 or higher died, while piloting in a war?

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    According to your link, LTG Frank M Andrews was well away from any combat area, and pretty much had to be on board an aeroplane regardless. – Orangesandlemons Feb 7 at 12:39
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    Andrews did not die in a combat flight. As for the general question: Generals were often piloting up to a few years ago, and quite possibly they miss it very much. If he is still in reasonable shape, shows up and asks for a plane, are his subordinates going to stop him? In Andrews case, even easier, it was just a passenger transport flight, which ended in a crash. – Luiz Feb 7 at 12:42
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    You should also realize that if you are piloting at all, you are some level of officer. – T.E.D. Feb 7 at 13:21
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    I believe that pilots are required to fly a minimum number of hours to maintain their certification; most of the pilots I know work hard to maintain that cert (it is evidence that they are superhuman and almost as important as they think they are.). Your first assumption is in radical tension with everything I know about pilots and military certifications; your second assumption is therefore on very weak ground. "probably ought" is a judgemental term that is not supported by evidence. – Mark C. Wallace Feb 7 at 14:53
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    Sidebar: VIP Nazi Heydrich, who learnt to fly in 1939, was grounded by Himmler after his plane was shot down on the Russian front. – Lars Bosteen Feb 9 at 4:57

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