senior pilot

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Noun1.senior pilot - the pilot in charge of an airshipsenior pilot - the pilot in charge of an airship  
group captain - a commissioned officer (especially one in the Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in the army
airplane pilot, pilot - someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
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Co-pilot William, 35, and his senior pilot Captain Dave Kelly touched down in a meadow next to the road at 11.
The helicopter arrived back from a mission in the late afternoon and William, along with senior pilot Captain David Kelly, went out to meet it.
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He joined Norwegian in 2013 and is the most senior pilot at Norwegian's Tenerife base.
A senior pilot explains the mechanisms of flying, dealing with safety procedures, pre-flight checks and what the different bumps and noises mean.
Lt Cdr Kingston, Senior Pilot of 820 NAS, said: "We've all met up before in the Royal Navy, but not actually in Huddersfield, which is about as land-locked and away from water as you could be, if you don't count the canals.
It's an important moment in many ways," Janine Davidson, a former Air Force aircraft commander and senior pilot, said just days before two women graduate from the grueling Ranger School combat leadership course, joining an all-male club for the first time.
Bristow Helicopter senior pilot Cpt Alun Tink said: "I think it's really important to make it quite clear now in terms of the service provided there will be no change.
AIR INDIA has defended itself against allegations of abuse of power recently when an IAS officer, batchmate of airlines' top boss Rohit Nandan, was upgraded to first class on an international flight and a daughter of a senior pilot resting on a seat meant for the crew.
SOLEMN: The newly unveiled plaque on New Brighton Promenade to mark the sinking of Liverpool Pilot Boat SS Alfred H Read in 1917, with, from left, Tom Teebay (who lost his grandfather in the tragedy), Mayor of Wirral Cllr David Mitchell, former senior pilot Stuart Wood, and Canon Bob Evans Picture: GARETH JONES
Brodeur, a 1994 Auburn High School graduate and honor student, was in the 77th Fighter Squadron in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and was a senior pilot with more than 1,600 hours in fighter aircraft.
In fact, Boeing spokespersons and our top officials sound alike when it comes to addressing Dreamliner issues," said a senior pilot.

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