second pilot

second pilot

[′sek·ənd ′pī·lət]
(aerospace engineering)
A pilot, not necessarily qualified on type, who is responsible for assisting the first pilot to fly the aircraft and is authorized as second pilot.

second pilot

A person designated as second pilot in the flight crew to assist the pilot-in-command. In a commercial crew, the second pilot usually has a rank of first officer.
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A second pilot cull has started this month using slightly different criteria to the previous cull.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has begun implementing the ASEAN Second Pilot Project on regional self-certification, which allows exporters from participating Association of Southeast Asian Nations members to self-declare their goods without presenting certificate of origin.
While en route to the destination, the second pilot established radio communication and made visual contact with the accident airplane.
A second pilot scheme at Hydebank Wood will commence in mid October.
Summary: Pilots have accused Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary of endangering the safety of passengers with a call to do away with the second pilot.
Boss Michael O'Leary reckons a second pilot is a waste of money.
CALLS by Ryanair to ditch the second pilot from the flightdeck to save money have been branded "crazy".
The second pilot on the August 22 flight last year from Weston, Co Kildare, to Knock, Co Mayo, then took control.
The purpose of the second pilot study was to determine the efficacy of snack recommendations without the benefit of using a medication protocol to ensure their achievement.
He's also launching a second pilot program to provide support for gay and lesbian Navajo youth--beginning in January at a tribal high school near Gallup, N.
The crew had trouble locating the second pilot so the swimmer was lifted back into the Seahawk while they searched.