"aircraft pilot," 1887, from French aviateur, from Latin avis (see aviary) + -ateur. Also used c. 1891 in a sense of "aircraft." Feminine form aviatrix is from 1927; earlier aviatrice (1910), aviatress (1911).
1. An escort of ten airplanes greets the famous aviator.
2. He is a daring aviator.
3. He is a dauntless aviator.
4. Podulski had joined the U.S. Navy as an aviator, adopting a new country and a new profession.
5. The aviator warped a wing tip to regain balance.