Pilot Balloon

Science / Weather / Pilot Balloon: A small balloon whose ascent is used to determine the direction and speed of low level atmospheric winds. Also known as a pibal.

Other Words for Pilot

Pilot Noun Synonyms: aviator, aviatrix, flier, airman, airwoman, aeronaut, captain
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Pilot In Command (PIC)

Technology / Aviation / Pilot In Command (PIC): The pilot responsible for the operation and safety of an aircraft during flight time. MORE

Pilot Hole

Business / Construction / Pilot Hole: A small-diameter, pre-drilled hole that guides a nail or screw. MORE

Pilot Balloon

Science / Weather / Pilot Balloon: A small balloon whose ascent is used to determine the direction and speed of low level atmospheric winds. Also known as a pibal. MORE

Pilot Light

Business / Construction / Pilot Light: A small, continuous flame (in a hot water heater, boiler, or furnace) that ignites gas or oil burners when needed. MORE

Pilot Report

Science / Weather / Pilot Report: A report of in-flight weather by an aircraft pilot or crew member. Often referred to as a PIREP. MORE

Student Pilot

Technology / Aviation / Student Pilot: A pilot who is training for a sport pilot or private pilot certificate, either before or after the first solo. A sport pilot student pilot must obtain a student pilot certificate through the FAA or a MORE

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