Synonyms of pilot
1 airmanDictionary • He spent seventeen years as an airline pilot.
airman • an English airman
flyer (old-fashioned) • escape lines for shot-down allied flyers
aviator • He was a pioneer aviator - the first to fly across the Channel.
2 helmsmanDictionary • The pilot steered the ship safely inside the main channel.
guide • With guides, the journey can be done in fourteen days.
navigator • Which of you is the best navigator?
leader • the leader of the Conservative Party
director • He is the director of the unit.
1 flyDictionary • the first person to pilot an aircraft across the Pacific
fly • He flew a small plane to Cuba.
control • He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
operate • The men were trapped as they operated a tunnelling machine.
be at the controls of
2 navigateDictionary • Local fishermen piloted the boats.
navigate • He was responsible for safely navigating the ship.
drive • Don't expect to be able to drive a car or operate machinery.
manage • Her daughter couldn't manage the horse.
guide • He took the bewildered man by the arm and guided him out.
handle • One report said the aircraft would become difficult to handle.
3 directDictionary • We are piloting the strategy through Parliament.
direct • He will direct day-to-day operations.
lead • He led him into the house.
manage • managing a car well in bad conditions
conduct • He asked if he might conduct us to the ball.
steer • What is it like to steer a ship of this size?
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airmanAn airman is a man who flies aircraft, especially one who serves in his country's air force.
• an English airman
aviatorAn aviator is a pilot of a plane, especially in the early days of flying.
• He was a pioneer aviator - the first to fly across the Channel.
conductIf you conduct someone to a place, you go there with them.
• He asked if he might conduct us to the ball.
Thesaurus for pilot from the Collins English Thesaurus