Yah, that's what DH said when I suggested that DS be a plane, "I thought he was going to be a pilot?"
But, DS doesn't even know what a pilot IS. The last time he was in a plane he was 8 mos old. He's into the RC plane that DH flies, and his own styrofoam and balsa wood planes. And he points out planes and helicoptors that are in the sky. (Knows the difference - LOVES helicoptors) But I don't think he realizes the pilot aspect yet - they're just something in the sky. Which is why I want him to be the helicoptor (or plane) - I think he will "get" the pretend aspect of that.
I think the costume is just for going around our neighborhood - nothing in the car or to school. So, the blades MIGHT be left on his head.