Details: This poster is of a photo by Kim Anderson. It shows a baby wearing an old-fashioned pilot's hat and goggles.
An aviator is a person who flies aircraft for pleasure or as a profession. The term is often applied to pilots, but is often extended to include air navigators, bombardiers, Weapon Systems Officers, and electronic warfare Officers. The term aviator (as opposed to pilot or other terms) was used more in the early days of aviation, before anyone had ever seen an airplane fly, and it had connotations of bravery and adventure. Civilian pilots fly privately for pleasure, charity, or in pursuance of a business, for non-scheduled commercial air-transport companies, or for airlines. As of 2006, just over 6% of certified civilian pilots (both private and commercial) in the U.S. were women.