1. Anyone who can fly an aircraft. Pilots can be military, commercial, or fly for pleasure.
2. In general, a fairly skilled and intelligent individual who had the guts to get into an aircraft and learn how to fly it. Often possessing of a "higher" mindset. Most of us are good lookin,' too.
Joke to prove I have a sense of humor too:
How do you know if a pilot is at a cocktail party?
He'll tell you.
"The ultimate responsibility of the pilot is to fulfill the dreams of the countless millions of earthbound ancestors who could only stare skyward and wish."