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test pilot

n.
A pilot who flies aircraft of new or experimental design to test them.
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test pilot

n
(Aeronautics) a pilot who flies aircraft of new design to test their performance in the air
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test′ pi`lot


n.
a pilot employed to test-fly newly built or experimental aircraft.
[1925–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.test pilot - a pilot hired to fly experimental airplanes through maneuvers designed to test themtest pilot - a pilot hired to fly experimental airplanes through maneuvers designed to test them
airplane pilot, pilot - someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
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Translations
طَيّار يَفْحَص طائِرَه جديدَه
zkušební pilot
testpilot
berepülõ pilóta
reynsluflugmaîur
skúšobný pilot
deneme pilotu

test pilot

npilota m collaudatore
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

test

(test) noun
1. a set of questions or exercises intended to find out a person's ability, knowledge etc; a short examination. an arithmetic/driving test.
2. something done to find out whether a thing is good, strong, efficient etc. a blood test.
3. an event, situation etc that shows how good or bad something is. a test of his courage.
4. a way to find out if something exists or is present. a test for radioactivity.
5. a test match.
verb
to carry out a test or tests on (someone or something). The students were tested on their French; They tested the new aircraft.
test match
in cricket, (one of) a series of matches between teams from two countries.
test pilot
a pilot who tests new aircraft.
ˈtest-tube noun
a glass tube closed at one end, used in chemical tests or experiments.
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In contrast to the myriad aircraft books available, the author expertly blends the history of a plane's development with data about its performance and experimentation in design, along with short anecdotes of the test pilots who flew these new aircraft.
For Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, lead test pilot for the trials, the first SRVL was the culmination of two years' work.
When the wife of US President Roosevelt visited Castle Bromwich in early November 1942, Alex performed aerobatics with fellow test pilot George Liddell.
But he was also described as a savvy engineer and a "test pilot's test pilot."
"Naval officer, aviator, chemist, test pilot, and astronaut were among the many hats of this talented and daring explorer," (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-pays-tribute-to-early-space-pioneer-richard-gordon) said Robert Lightfoot, NASA acting administrator .
RAF Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, a self-confessed "test pilot geek", has been putting the warplane with a top speed of 1,200 mph through its paces.
For example, the authors explain how Trapnell's co-workers "recognize [ed] that they were under the tutelage of a master," and describe how bystanders who witnessed Trapnell make a particularly dangerous landing "erupted into ebullient chatter They had just got a lesson from the master." The authors conclude that Trapnell was "the foremost test pilot in a century of naval aviation." Although much of this praise is earned, the work seems unbalanced; Trapnell's potential shortcomings are not discussed.
Speaking after the funeral Col Beaver said: "Eric encouraged him, telling him to do maths and physics and to keep physically fit to help him become a naval test pilot in the future."