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To pilot an aircraft without the aid of instruments and without a flight plan, using only instinct, visual observation, and practical judgment.

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo use one's judgment, initiative, and perceptions as events unfold in order to improvise a course of action without a predetermined plan.
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