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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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