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airplane pilot

Definitions of airplane pilot
  1. noun
    someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
    synonyms: pilot
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    examples:
    Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
    the most decorated United States combat pilot in World War I (1890-1973)
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    barnstormer, stunt flier, stunt pilot
    a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting
    captain, senior pilot
    the pilot in charge of an airship
    combat pilot
    airplane pilot who fights in an action between two military forces
    co-pilot, copilot
    a relief pilot on an airplane
    kamikaze
    a pilot trained and willing to cause a suicidal crash
    test pilot
    a pilot hired to fly experimental airplanes through maneuvers designed to test them
    wingman
    the pilot who positions his aircraft outside and behind (on the wing of) the leader of a flying formation
    fighter pilot
    a military or naval pilot of fighter planes
    group captain
    a commissioned officer (especially one in the Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in the army
    strafer
    a combat pilot who strafes the enemy
    type of:
    aeronaut, airman, aviator, flier, flyer
    someone who operates an aircraft
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