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pilot in Air topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpilotpi‧lot1 /ˈpaɪlət/ ●●● W3 noun [countable]  1 TTAsomeone who operates the controls of an aircraft or spacecraft an airline pilot a fighter pilot The official report into the accident says that it was caused by pilot error (=a mistake by the pilot).2 TTWsomeone with a special knowledge of a particular area of water, who is employed to guide ships across it a harbour pilot3 pilot study/project/scheme etc4 AMTa television programme that is made in order to test whether people like it and would watch it a pilot for a new sitcom automatic pilot
Examples from the Corpus
pilotThe government sponsored a pilot project to find out how the education reforms would work in schools.Those who do not fancy long haul can share short flights between two or three budding pilots.He was a natural in a world where most pilots are made, not born.the ship's pilotThe other officer climbed in and sat between me and the pilot.The results of the pilot have been encouraging.The pilot announced that the next glow of civilization would be Reno, some six hundred miles away.The pilot sat behind the gunner, offering a very small forward profile.This pilot study is designed to throw some light on these important questions.pilot errorThe official report into the accident which killed David Kay and his wife Margaret says it was caused by pilot error.Naval investigators have concluded that two of the crashes were caused by pilot error.But aviation expert Peter March claims pilot error may not be too blame.Initial press reports on the Dec. 20 accident focused on how pilot errors got the crew into a navigational jam.Read in studio An airshow accident in which a Spitfire crashed in flames has been blamed on pilot error.Investigators blame the Feb. 22 crash of an F-14 into the Persian Gulf on pilot error.Experts believed the crash to be due to pilot error, and sabotage was virtually ruled out of the investigation.If you skewered a Huey on a sharp stump during an assault, it was pilot error.