Origin of pilot
OTHER WORDS FROM pilotun·pi·lot·ed, adjectivewell-pi·lot·ed, adjective
How to use pilot in a sentence
Luminar’s lidar will be part of Mobileye’s first-generation fleet of driverless vehicles, which are being piloted in Dubai, Tel Aviv, Paris, China and Daegu City, South Korea.Mobileye taps Luminar to supply lidar for its robotaxi fleet|Kirsten Korosec|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
In addition to necessary changes to the plane’s software, the carrier will have to train its nearly 7,000 pilots — including simulator time.FAA lifts ban on Boeing 737 Max after crashes in 2018 and 2019 grounded the jet|Michael Laris, Lori Aratani, Ian Duncan|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The limit of this project was the pilot, because you cannot stay too long, not drinking, not eating.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society|Jason Sparapani|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
If it is triggered, its ability to dive is limited so that pilots can still control the plane manually.FAA gives Boeing 737 Max the green light to fly again, shares soar|kdunn6|November 18, 2020|Fortune
Hopkins, 51, an Air Force colonel and test pilot, will make his second sojourn to the space station, seven years after his first.SpaceX, NASA plan second commercial taxi to the space station this weekend|Verne Kopytoff|November 13, 2020|Fortune
The U-2 that left Pakistan that day was piloted by a former Air Force captain, Francis Gary Powers.Russia’s Missiles Stung the World Long Before MH17|Clive Irving|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Public use of piloted UAS operations are approved on a "case-by-case basis," it reads.
Attack Syrian government military targets with cruise missiles, drones, or with the foregoing plus piloted U.S. aircraft.
In a Senate hearing on the drone program, retired Col. Martha McSally wanted to call them “Remotely Piloted Aircraft.”
The Wisconsin Badgers are piloted by Buckingham U. Badger, who goes by Bucky.
It ran by three red lights without shaking the roadster piloted by Black Hood.
He made much money at his business, and owned at one time, a steamboat, which he piloted himself.
Drinkwater went to her side and piloted her to the armchair, amid a heavy craning-forward of her tense audience.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
A deserter piloted the detachment safely over the torpedoes which had been planted in front of them.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
Quin put a firm hand on her arm and piloted her back to her suit-case.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
British Dictionary definitions for pilot
- a person who is qualified to operate an aircraft or spacecraft in flight
- (as modifier)pilot error
- a person who is qualified to steer or guide a ship into or out of a port, river mouth, etc
- (as modifier)a pilot ship