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armchair pilot
 n.— «Lieut. Comdr. Winfield G. Maurer, USN, was the armchair pilot who took the four drones off the deck of this carrier.» —“Bikini Rehearsal Staged By Robots” by William L. Laurence in Aboard U.S.S. Shangri-La, San Diego, Calif. New York Times May 10, 1946. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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