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noun as in automatic pilot

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The Dragon features a full-time autopilot program, requiring no astronaut intervention.

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I just drift through the landscape on autopilot, turning wherever the nice lady in my phone tells me to turn.

Biles admitted to them that she had been operating on a sort of autopilot, doing what was expected of her but not particularly enjoying it.

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A lot of autopilot systems are even capable of safely and smoothly landing planes.

The country has been pretty much on autopilot with its top ministers, including Modi, seldom seen.

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The autopilot would be used throughout a normal flight because the 777, like all large airliners, is difficult to fly manually.

Frequent attempts to contact the Boeing 737 failed as it flew on under the control of the autopilot.

Australian investigators say they believe the doomed Boeing 777 flew on autopilot and that the crew was incapacitated.

Consequently they had given false readings which, in turn, had caused the autopilot system to shut down.

From infrastructure improvements to entitlement spending, government is on autopilot, according to author Philip K. Howard.

The autopilot functioned perfectly, however, and Logan trusted it to the point of insouciance.

Jason hauled the control wheel into a tight turn and the autopilot gentled it to a soft curve.

The autopilot could not be shut off, it rode along with the manual controls, tempering foolish piloting.

He leaped to the controls, switched off the autopilot, and broke out of orbit, going back for a return look.

The autopilot requested, and received, clearance to land at its preassigned base.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to autopilot, such as: gyropilot, and robot pilot.

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