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- short for automatic pilot
- ‘Modern tractors, equipped with global positioning devices and autopilots, allow a single operator to farm several thousand acres without a hired hand.’
- ‘Some were even equipped with an autopilot to help the pilot during the long passages to and from the target.’
- ‘Because the autopilot can compensate for the accumulating ice up to a point, the pilot may not realize that there is a problem.’
- ‘Autopilots land planes better than pilots do - autopilots have landed planes with only one wing.’
- ‘The musicians seem to have set their instruments on autopilot and taken the day off.’
- ‘He got to his feet as quickly as he could, staggered then made his way to the console and tried to turn off the autopilot.’
- ‘With lightening speed the big man's combat instincts switched to autopilot.’
- ‘She switched onto autopilot as the woman showed her the dress and the shoes.’
- ‘I immediately disconnected the autopilot and scanned the engine instruments.’
- ‘If you want to turn off the autopilot and start taking control of your life it takes only one moment to make the decision.’
- ‘The only sleep he managed to get was some short naps while on autopilot.’
- ‘If a plane deviates from its flight path, the autopilot would take over and bring the plane back on course.’
- ‘The autopilot helps fly the airplane while the pilots run the appropriate checklists.’
- ‘Kyuna switched over to autopilot and allowed herself to slip into a trance-like state as she listened to the music.’
- ‘He engaged the autopilot and glanced at Carly, who sat quietly in the copilot seat.’
- ‘On autopilot, I picked up my dress with my free hand and began walking with Andrew.’
- ‘The autopilot can fly an airplane once in the air and land it, but it cannot be used during takeoff.’
- ‘For one thing, during their morning and evening commutes, people switch on a kind of autopilot.’
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