"Even if the local cops catch up with us, they won't shoot the backup pilot."
After the 1968 flight, he was a backup pilot for Apollo 11, the first lunar landing.
As in almost any aerobatic team in the world there are no backup pilots.
John Glenn was the backup pilot for the mission.
Gordon served as backup pilot for the Gemini 8 flight.
"One of the backup pilots will fly you back to Bhutan."
I was trained as a backup pilot, after all.
So I'm the backup pilot and I say we go.
He found his way to the backup pilot's position, sat, arid turned to face Ellalee.
The backup pilot dropped heavily, dead before he struck the deck.