He set the automatic pilot and leaned back in his seat to enjoy the view.
He locked the automatic pilot on the copter and held out his arms.
Sherman flattened out, and without paying any attention to direction, snapped in the automatic pilot and reached for his gun.
The pilot took over manual control from the automatic pilot.
He centered the ship as well as he could on the Dome below and threw it into automatic pilot.
The automatic pilot caused the ship to drift with the rotation of the planet, keeping them in fixed relative position.
Without orders, without clearance papers, without an automatic pilot check.
By the exercise of his will he has set his course, and on that course he will stay as if guided by an automatic pilot.
He punched down the keys, and sat back to wait for the automatic pilot to carry him out from Earth.
Ralph waited, expecting the automatic pilot to answer the radar warning and swing them safely around the obstacle.