Definition of automatic pilot in English:

automatic pilot

Syllabification: au·to·mat·ic pi·lot

noun

  • A device for keeping an aircraft on a set course without the intervention of the pilot: figurative cruising through life on automatic pilot
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    • Disengage the automatic pilot and contact the control tower for clearance.
    • The speed valves control the rate at which the automatic pilot reacts to bring the airplane back on its course.
    • After climbing out and disappearing from sight above the clouds, the pilot switched on the automatic pilot and sat back, the story goes.

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