Pilot can refer to:

Paper publications

*"Pilot" (short story) by Stephen Baxter
*, a historical fiction novel by James Fenimore Cooper
*The Virginian-Pilot, newspaper serving the Hampton Roads part of Virginia
*The Pilot (Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador), newspaper serving the Lewisporte area of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
*Pilot Magazine UK, a UK based General Aviation magazine

Film and television

*"Pilot #5", a 1947 film
*Pilot (Farscape), a character in the science fiction television series "Farscape".
*Television pilot, often called just a pilot, is a trial episode made to sell a television series. There are also countless series whose pilot episodes are titled "Pilot"
*Film pilot: a trial segment used to attract further financing for a film
*"The Pilot, Part 1" and "The Pilot, Part 2", the two episodes compromising Seinfeld's Season 4 finale
*Pilot Guides, a travel documentary and guide television series
*"The Pilot", also known as "Space Jockey", an extraterrestrial life form from the "Alien" franchise.


*Pilot (band), a pop rock group best known for their 1975 hit songs "Magic" and "January"


*Pilot fish, ("Naucrates ductor"), a small fish that often swims with sharks
*Pilot whale, a whale-like dolphin.
* "Agkistrodon piscivorus", a.k.a. the cottonmouth; a venomous snake found in North America.
* "Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen", a.k.a. the northern copperhead, another venomous snake found in North America.
* "Heterodon platirhinos", a non-venomous colubrid found in North America.

Computer science

*Pilot (operating system), operating system designed by Xerox PARC in 1970s
*PILOT, programming language


*Pilot (aviation), an aviator who flies aircraft
*Pilot (experiment), a precursor to a full study
*Pilot light, a small outlet of gas kept continually burning and generally used to light the larger burners on the appliance
*Pilot signal, or pilot tone, in telecommunications, provided as a frequency or phase reference
*Pilot (locomotive), the device at the front of a locomotive to deflect obstacles (also known as a "cowcatcher")
*Station pilot, a locomotive based at a major railway station for the purposes of shunting passenger coaches and vans
*Pilot (icebreaker), the first icebreaker, built in 1864
*Maritime pilot, a mariner who guides ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbours or river mouths.


*PILOT programming language, in computer science
*PILOT (finance), in public finance, a payment in lieu of taxes

ee also

*Pilate (disambiguation), a common misspelling
*Driver (operator of a land vehicle), a mistranslation from French or some other languages.

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