PILOT in sign language

How to sign "pilot", "aviator" in American Sign Language (ASL)?

Meaning: a person who operates the flying controls of an aircraft.

Related signs: ASTRONAUT, CAPTAIN.

See one of these for another meaning: EXPERIMENT, TEST, TRIAL.

Deaf History

Nellie Zabel Willhite

Eloise or Eleanor "Nellie" Zabel Willhite (1892-1991) was "the first deaf person to earn a pilot's license in 1928 and South Dakota's first female pilot." -- Wikipedia.

Deaf Canadian Edward Thomas Payne (1906-1917) was probably the first deaf male to be licensed as a pilot in 1929. -- Deaf Heritage in Canada, p. 395.

Deaf American Calbraith Perry Rodgers (1879-1912) was an American aviation pioneer.

That's not that all! There are some Deaf pilots around today. See Deaf Pilots Association.

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