Definition of copilot in English:



  • A second pilot in an aircraft.

    • ‘After the second rattling, the co-pilot can be heard asking for maximum power, Black said.’
    • ‘Maura, my co-pilot and navigator, always had a higher opinion of the rookies than I did.’
    • ‘From the copilot's seat, Captain Simeon Grey turned to face the conference.’
    • ‘It is not only an issue for pilots or co-pilots, it is an issue that might surface with, for example, engineers.’
    • ‘First, he turned control of the aircraft over to his co-pilot.’
    • ‘The victims included the plane's pilot and two co-pilots, police said.’
    • ‘On February 15, pilots and co-pilots voted 97.5 percent in favour of holding strike action in pursuit of their pay claim.’
    • ‘When the airplane is clear of the ground, direct the co-pilot to retract and lock the landing gear.’
    • ‘In this particular case the co-pilot's life may have been saved if this safety factor had been available.’
    • ‘I decided to tell my copilot I was having a problem.’
    • ‘Next the flight attendant gets the co-pilot to speak with her.’
    • ‘Forward, in what was termed the ‘bridge,’ sat the captain and co-pilot (first officer and second in command).’
    • ‘The co-pilot, putting the aircraft into a diving turn as was standard after releasing the bombs, had to hold his commander off the controls and fly the airplane at the same time.’
    • ‘Several officers and his co-pilot were dead and all looked lost until he managed to hide in a cloud long enough to shake off his pursuers.’
    • ‘The cameras were integrated into a system that would automatically adjust their operation according to the co-pilot's input of the aircraft's speed and altitude.’
    • ‘Caroline, the inexperienced co-pilot, takes command.’
    • ‘The government regulator also issued a written warning to the two co-pilots of the charter flight.’
    • ‘He also said pilots and co-pilots were extremely vulnerable to an attack.’
    • ‘I'm expecting the co-pilot to back up the captain with both the flying and the observing for threats.’
    • ‘He sat back in the copilot's seat and cast her a triumphant grin.’
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  • Act as the copilot of (an aircraft)

    • ‘Martyn's final went from bad to worse when co-pilot Peter Willcox got tossed out over the side of his boat joined moments later by Justin Saddler getting thrown out of his boat.’
    • ‘75 years ago last Saturday, Colonel James Fitzmaurice co-piloted on the first successful east-west transatlantic flight.’
    • ‘They co-pilot the No. 45 Flying Lizards Porsche and currently are in third place in the division with 69 points.’
    • ‘The plane's owner, 67-year-old David Flashman, of Forest Drive, Keston, who was co-piloting the flight, broke bones in his back and ribs in the crash.’
    • ‘The performance, which involved him co-piloting a fighter plane and striding around the deck of an aircraft carrier wearing a military flight suit, reportedly cost around $1million and delayed the return of the ship.’
    • ‘In 1986, his brother Dick co-piloted an aircraft called Voyager on the first nonstop flight around the world.’
    • ‘Co-piloting for each other presents no problems for two Army Reserve aviators who happen to be married!’
    • ‘A Chicago native who co-piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki that helped bring World War II to an end, has died.’
    • ‘Perhaps the garage owner was too scared to co-pilot.’
    • ‘‘It's usually not a big deal,’ said Les Berven, an FAA pilot who was co-piloting the flight.’
    • ‘I have a bad sense of direction - try co-piloting a car with me one day - you'll see’
    • ‘He'll drive a recreational vehicle co-piloted by Nip.’
    • ‘Joyce French has been missing since the aircraft she was co-piloting vanished mysteriously last Friday.’
    • ‘Early in the morning on Dec.13, 1968, 1st Lt. Joseph P. Fanning was co-piloting a C - 123 Provider making a ‘Candlestick Run’ over Laos.’
    • ‘They will co-pilot the Chemcraft Corvette Z06 in the six-hour race at the historic Le Circuit’
    • ‘In addition to Bill Auberlen, he also announced that Robin Liddell will co-pilot one of the entries this season.’