Is there no-one in The Village who cannot pilot a helicopter? Here we have an ex-No.2 leaving for the homeland at the controls of the helicopter himself. So where is the official pilot? It was the same when in 'Arrival' the Prisoner had been given an aerial tour of The Village, but with the butler piloting the machine. Why couldn't the departing No.2 be filmed in a rear seat on the telephone to the new No.2, with the pilot flying the helicopter? That way No.2 would have looked more important! But at least in this scene they filmed it with the helicopters rotor blades rotating. Unlike the scene in 'Arrival' when No,6 is trying to escape The Village by helicopter with the rotor blades not rotating!
The helicopter is flown to The Village each day. It stays for two hours each time. Here No.2 is flying the helicopter away from The Village presumably to the landing stage as mentioned in 'The Schizoid Man.' So who flies the helicopter back to The Village for the original pilot?