A pilot is a pilot. An NFO is something else.
There are still random opportunities for NFOs to get the C-12 qual. My old boss is the current CO of Fleet Activities Okinawa, and he went through Flight Safety. He was also in the running for an attaché gig, and mentioned that there are several attaché billets that have aircraft and therefore get the qual.Same @ Whidbey. If I'd agreed to another tour at NAVAIRES, which I was already cutting short to go to VAQ-209, they waived flight safety at me. I'm still torn but like all things Navy, I'm sure I would have been screwed out of it.