The next generation of narco subs, Montoya says, will be piloted remotely like unmanned aerial vehicles.
Public use of piloted UAS operations are approved on a "case-by-case basis," it reads.
The Wisconsin Badgers are piloted by Buckingham U. Badger, who goes by Bucky.
The U-2 that left Pakistan that day was piloted by a former Air Force captain, Francis Gary Powers.
After breakfast, Adams piloted Polly over the premises, from the corral to the office.
That meant that I could sleep while she piloted and vice-versa.
Then the second team was piloted to safety before the forerunner had resumed his position in front.
"Only when I am in uniform," he said hastily, and piloted her across the road.
He piloted her to lovely places, he made her pause to look at birds' nests, at corners of old fences, at Carolina wild-flowers.
You will be piloted by a ray which we shall set upon your controls.
1510s, "one who steers a ship," from Middle French pillote (16c.), from Italian piloto, supposed to be an alteration of Old Italian pedoto, which usually is said to be from Medieval Greek *pedotes "rudder, helmsman," from Greek pedon "steering oar," related to pous (genitive podos) "foot" (see foot (n.)). Change of -d- to -l- in Latin ("Sabine -l-") parallels that in odor/olfactory; see lachrymose.
Sense extended 1848 to "one who controls a balloon," and 1907 to "one who flies an airplane." As an adjective, 1788 as "pertaining to a pilot;" from 1928 as "serving as a prototype." Thus the noun pilot meaning "pilot episode" (etc.), attested from 1962. Pilot light is from 1890.