A pilot controls the flight of an airplane. Their job includes making a flight plan and getting that approved before they even get on the plane. Bigger planes have an auto-pilot which can fly the plane but needs to be programmed by the pilot. The pilot is the Captain of the airship and has the power to marry couples, just like Captains of ships at sea. When in the air the plane is like a country, the pilot like the King
Sometimes, when the construction on a highway is especially involved and messy and there is only one way, one lane allowed through, there is a pilot vehicle that keeps us slowed down and going along the right path. When a large ship, like a Naval vessel, goes into a river or through a narrow tricky pass, a navigation Pilot, one who really knows the safe way through, is brought on board to drive the ship
A pilot boast is a really small vessel that ferries the Pilot out to the big vessel requesting guidance. I was once very ill so not able to join the ship, but a few days later flew out to meet it. This little, tiny, upside down teacup looking boat shows up to take me to the ship; pilot boat. Boys oh boys was that not just the bounciest seasick maker of a ride. And that is my only experience of a pilot boat
A pilot light is a very small flame that is always lit, to then ignite a stove/furnace when the full gas flow is turned on. Otherwise we would have to use a match to light the stove every time. In the television realm a proposed new show gives us a pilot episode to test whether the public will watch a full series on the same lines. The pilot is associated with leading, showing the way. Ever been a Pilot?
A pilot whale, the second largest species of dolphin, is about 20 feet long, can dive to 1000 meters and swim at 90 km/hr. Yoihh. They tend to travel following a female leader, their pilot. I once had a Palm Pilot, a device that held my contacts info. Cool for its time. A Pilot is a lot like a Shepherd, leading and safely guiding through danger. The Pilot therefore holds a huge level of responsibility. Again, ever been a Pilot?