automatic pilot

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Synonyms for automatic pilot

a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness


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a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course

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TNT said of the sackings: "Although the Air Accidents Investigation Branch investigation continues, it has been established that the automatic pilot was disengaged.
Effective DL courses do not run on automatic pilot.
Now let your automatic pilot take over as you enter your zone.
A skidded, fully automatic pilot unit does not require a permit, and is considered easy to install and operate.
Responses to some situations, such as finding a regular water hole empty or a seeing a predator positioned near one's [offspring], can't be left to automatic pilot," Smith says.
Because of his natural ability, Henry describes his earlier years of playing as more or less operating on automatic pilot.
Smith put a face on many young people, particularly black women, who were being warehoused in a justice system operated on automatic pilot.
The final testing phase demonstrated the aircraft's ability to conduct thrust-vectored landings at up to 24 degrees angle of attack using a computer-controlled automatic pilot system and giving significant reductions in touchdown speeds.
According to the National Aeronautical Laboratory (NAL) and National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), the vehicle flew on a scheduled path after takeoff to successfully land by automatic pilot at 5:50 a.
Well, one critic with previous directorial experience (a rarity for most scribblers), the Toronto Star's Richard Ouzounian, was rumored to show some aptitude with his staging of a scene from Erika Ritter's Automatic Pilot.
They didn't the concept of automatic pilot in those riverboat days, but that's what he's on.
The move itself took away the last vestiges of a familiar "grounding" from my mom (at least at home she was getting around and interacting in her kind of automatic pilot way) and thus caused a disorientation (which always leads to further decline -- which of course makes the caregiver feel responsible).
The crash at Toulouse-Blagnac international airport in France on 30 June 1994 killed all seven crew members on board as the manufacturer was testing a new automatic pilot under simulated extreme conditions.
The next day, news of the presidential stalemate had yet to faze the markets, and Bruce Bartlett, an economist at the conservative National Center for Policy Analysis, told viewers that "markets like gridlock, they don't really want to see a lot of legislation coming out of Washington, they like things on automatic pilot.
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