Examples of autopilot in a Sentence
an airplane equipped with an autopilot
The plane was flying on autopilot.
Recent Examples of autopilot from the Web
Aldridge was alone on deck of the Anna Mary at the time, his longtime fishing partner Anthony Sosinski was asleep below, as the boat motored 40 miles out into the Atlantic on autopilot from Long Island’s Montauk harbor.
But the turmoil in the company's Autopilot division suggests that effort may not be going smoothly.
For instance, the autopilot is set to maintain the aircraft in a level position.
Autopilot is hardly a rarity in the world of commercial air travel.
Akopov said the plane's autopilot was taken out by the hail, the Sun reports.
Medicaid expansion in 31 states basically operates on autopilot.
Despite fears (and hopes) that President Trump would withdraw America from the world stage and institute a fortress-America foreign policy, the new guard has put Obama’s foreign policy on autopilot.
With Republican leaders wary of a shutdown, the clash over the border wall is more likely to lead to a stopgap spending bill in September that may end up putting the government on autopilot for a year.
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AUTOPILOT Defined for English Language Learners
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