but I'm not the only one
My hands are small, I know, but they're not yours, they are my own
but a hawkeye E2c still count toward the pilot limit defined in the campaign rule? eg, only 8 pilot for small campaign, that means 7 hornets and 1 E2c or 8 hornet and 1 e2c?
That's correct. They still count for the Campaign aircraft limit, but not for the mission aircraft limit.