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aviator

Old-fashioned the pilot of an aeroplane or airship; flyer
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aviator

One whose profession is that of flying heavier-than-air aircraft; a pilot of such an aircraft.
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It was also indicated that Aviators members can still redeem miles for rewards with TWA, including free flights, according to The Associated Press.
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Aviators were not eligible to receive PRK or LASIK waivers back then.
Toronto, Canada -- The Aviators, a new weekly magazine-style television series that premieres this September, has announced that it has partnered with North America's two largest general aviation organizations: The Airline Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).