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The first thing we are going to do is determine the etymological origin of the pilot term. In this case, it must be said that it emanates from Italian, specifically as a “pilot”, which means “helmsman”. However, that word, in turn, derives from the Greek "pedón", which is synonymous with "rudder".

Pilot refers to the subject that is responsible for drive a vehicle . East verb , meanwhile, is used as a synonym for drive , drive or lead .

A pilot, therefore, can be the driver of a car, an airplane, a ship or other means of transport . For example: “When I grow up I want to be an airplane pilot and fly all over the world”, "German driver Sebastian Vettel will start in the first place", "Two drivers were beaten after the race".

Thus, for example, in what is racing and Formula 1 we can establish that there have been and there are important and recognized drivers. Specifically, among the most successful are Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher, Aiton Sena or Fernando Alonso, among others.

Do not overlook that pilot is also the name given to some light indicators that have certain electronic devices. Among them are the answering machine pilot or even the one on the iron or the refrigerator.

All this without forgetting that in some vehicles, such as in airplanes, there is what is known as an autopilot. This is a device that is responsible for governing those alone, thus allowing the person in charge to rest or even that there is no accident when it is indisposed.

Within the field of transport, in the same way, there is also what has been called the position pilot. This is the rear light in cars and whose clear objective is to inform the driver of a car that the vehicle in front of him has one position or another.

What is done as a pilot is described as a pilot proof , experimentally or as a prototype: “This is a pilot initiative that, if successful, will be repeated throughout the country”, "We are going to promote a non-traditional agriculture pilot project", "The chief said he wants to do a pilot test in the Chilean market: if things go well, we will disembark there".

By extension to this last meaning, it is known as pilot chapter or pilot episode to the first one that registers a television program so that the broadcaster and the producers can evaluate the possibility of success before launch. Usually, a pilot chapter never airs.

In Argentina Finally, pilot is a synonym for trench coat , a garment of clothing that is used as protection against rain due to its impermeability: “Today I am going to go out with a pilot because I suspect that it will rain in the afternoon”.

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