single-pilot aircraft

single-pilot aircraft

A military turbojet aircraft possessing one set of flight controls or tandem cockpits, which is two sets of flight controls operated by one pilot. This is considered single-piloted by ATC (air traffic control) when determining the appropriate air traffic service to be applied.
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