Definitions for "Pilot"
Keywords:  episode, sitcom, fiction, premiere, fox
The heading or excavation of relatively small dimensions, first made in the driving of a larger tunnel.
a filmed or taped episode of a proposed television series, produced as an example of the series. It may be shown only to those television broadcast executives who may decide whether to buy the rights to the series, or aired to test viewer reaction or to interest sponsors. Also called pilot film or pilot tape.
Sample episode of a proposed series which introduces the leading continuing characters, sets up the franchise or setting and the series style.
Keywords:  burner, ignite, flame, propane, heater
A small flame which ignites the main burner when the system calls for heat.
(See also ÒIgnitor.") A flame which is utilized to ignite the fuel at the main burner or burners.
This is the stupid little flame in the Propane and Natural Gas units that you have to light manually initially. It's a stand-by flame when the heater is not actively heating, and the "Pilot" stays lit to ignite the heater when it's eventually ready to boil the tank. Pilot lights are usually "hard starters" at first, because the new gas line has a considerable amount of atmospheric air in it for a good fifteen minutes til the gas works its way out to the heater.
Keywords:  harbor, captain, ship, guide, steer
One employed to steer a vessel; a helmsman; a steersman.
Specifically, a person duly qualified, and licensed by authority, to conduct vessels into and out of a port, or in certain waters, for a fixed rate of fees.
Figuratively: A guide; a director of another through a difficult or unknown course.
Keywords:  flies, airplane, aircraft, fly, flight
One who flies, or is qualified to fly, an airplane, balloon, or other flying machine.
To fly, or act as pilot of (an aircraft); to operate (an airplane).
a person qualified to operate the controls of an aircraft or spacecraft
Keywords:  seamen, woollen, twill, heavily, milled
A heavily milled and raised woollen cloth generally used for seamen’s jackets and overcoats. It is available in a wide range of fibre qualities. A 2/2 twill is often used.
A woollen fabric, generally made in navy blue and used for seamen's coats. It is usually in 2/2 twill weave, heavily milled, with a raised brush finish.
The cowcatcher of a locomotive.
an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
An employee assigned to a train or track car when the Engineer, Conductor, or Track Car Driver is not qualified on the physical characteristics or the operating rules of the territory traversed.
Pre-production vehicle built on factory assembly line.
Pre-production prototype car built on factory assembly line (to test factory production).
A small test run of a system or production process to verify its acceptance and capabilities before going full-scale.
A seaman with extensive knowledge of local conditions. Traditionally often a native fisherman.
an experienced and qualified seaman possessing extensive knowledge local knowledge of the channels, depths of water, currents and dangers within and around the port for which he is licensed
an expert in local waters who assists vessels entering or leaving a harbour
Implementing a product or solution to a limited, representative group to gain insight and evaluate feasibility for the entire organization.
Introduction of the solution into the production environment, and trial by installers, systems support staff, and end users; an "opening night."
A pretest or trial run of a program, evaluation instrument, or sampling procedure for the purpose of correcting any problems before it is implemented or used on a larger scale.
Keywords:  bay, paton, lyall, billy, edinburgh
Pilot was a pop rock group formed in 1973 in Edinburgh, Scotland by former Bay City Rollers members David Paton and Billy Lyall.
The Pilot is a pilot boat launched in 1914 in San Diego. She served as the official pilot boat San Diego Bay for 82 years, with no more than three consecutive days of downtime. During World War II, she was used by the Coast Guard as a pilot boat and patrol boat, and decorated with six six-month service chevrons.
a two-to-five-week offering designed to test the implementation, deployment and/or migration recommendations resulting from a Design offering in a limited-scope production environment
Small-scale deployment of a smart technology solution in the final customer's environment. A pilot application allows issuers to determine whether the solution meets specific requirements.
Release strategy in which a module is put into production in a limited and very controlled environment; usually involves people, hardware, and software working together with the express intent of using the pilot period to learn what works and what does not work. A pilot is usually run for a specific period of time; the results are documented and used as input to finalize the module before a larger deployment.
a report about FAA surveys and what the FAA does with them
The technique of testing a questionnaire on a smaller group of people for ease of completion, before using it on the whole sample. Pilot results may be incorporated in the main survey if no subsequent changes are made to the questionnaire.
A small scale trial run of a survey to check that question and responses are clear and that any problems with the questionnaire are detected.
the introductory programming phase in ROBOLAB software. It uses an easy click and choose interface in an existing template. Pilot has four levels. Level 1 is the easiest to use. The Pilot phase does not use all of the capabilities of the RCX.
During the 'pilot phase' a project will appear to deliver useful and worthwhile functionality. This will cease as soon as funding has been secured for further development and the pilot will then become a legacy system.
An initial project which will serve as a model or template for future projects.
Executive-level operational model based on Polestar, allows collection and processing of overview benchmark data for IT and business activities. Used for IT value assessment studies and for tracking progress towards targets set as a result of IT Performance Improvement engagements.
The operator which controls the movement of towboat.
The operator of a streeluge.
Keywords:  brian, ought, credible, maybe, highly
a highly credible, highly trained good observer that protects the lives of millions of people a day
a highly specialized skill Brian, maybe you ought to give it a try, then you will be in a much better position to make your comment
Keywords:  annabeth, hailey, chase, daughter, jack
Pilot for Close to Home, Annabeth Chase and her family is introduced. We meet the husband Jack and her daughter Hailey.
Acronym for Programmed Inquiry, Learning, Or Teaching. A programming language that lets teachers design their own educational software. SuperPILOT is the Apple version of the PILOT programming language.
Not an Acronym, but DTI UK initiative
A pilot is a proposed curriculum change that may extend to two years in a limited setting. Anchorage School Board Policy stipulates that pilot programs shall be reported to the Board. Pilot programs that involve the expenditure of $20,000 or more require Board approval prior to implementation. Following curriculum committee recommendations, pilots may be removed from pilot status and replicated or terminated.
A tactic in implementation whereby the new product/service is delivered to a select group instead of the entire planned user base.
a form of testing a new development and its implementation prior to committing to its full release.
A PILOT is a payment in lieu of taxes (also sometimes abbreviated "PILT"), made to compensate a local government for some or all of the tax revenue that it loses because of the nature of the ownership or use of a particular piece of real property. Usually it relates to the foregone property tax revenue.
Keywords:  agfa, workflow, pdf, suite
Agfa's PDF workflow suite.
Sinusoidal signal transmitted over analogue FDM links for regulation and supervision purposes.
Where research is conducted in advance of the actual study to assess the logistics of the study (i.e. the sample, methodology, question wording etc.). The aim is to highlight any areas of weakness which can then be eradicated in the actual study.
a sample level of a game, except limited to the very beginning
A pilot experiment is a precursor to a full-scale study used to check if the sampling techniques is good. Usually conducted with a smaller sample size than the full study, a pilot is generally intended to test experimental procedures and to obtain information useful for conducting power calculations.
Keywords:  tricky, thing
a tricky thing
Keywords:  zrf, ferrule, depth, beyond, fitting
The tubing which extends beyond the ferrule in a made-up fitting, or the integral portion of a ZRF internal reducing ferrule which extends beyond the ferrule. See also pilot depth.
Keywords:  housekeeper, see
see "housekeeper".
Keywords:  ogitf, successor, led, government
Government led successor to OGITF
Keywords:  bobsleigh, driver, another, term
Another term for a bobsleigh driver.
Keywords:  refilled, prized, wider, marker, lot
A type of fat marker. Prized because it writes wider than a Marks-A-Lot and is made to be refilled.
Instance of a Shared Object whose states/behaviors are replicated by other instances drones.
Keywords:  pda, popular
A popular PDA.
Keywords:  supervisor, chief, buck, onto, pass
similar to a Supervisor in that he can also pass the buck onto the Chief Pilot.
An instrument for detecting the compass error.
signal used to develop other signals in a receiver, such as a 19 kHz pilot is used for multiple purposes in a stereo FM receiver
Keywords:  thinking, topic
a topic for thinking
Keywords:  punched, die, pin, hole, projection
A pin or projection provided for locating work in a die from a previously punched hole. Also called locating pin or pilot pin.
Keywords:  rare, opportunity
a rare opportunity
Keywords:  idea
an idea for a show
an internet based computerized scheduling
a scaled down version of the solution that demonstrates key features of the project
A single frequency signal which is transmitted for synchronization or reference purposes.
an original model on which something is patterned