Being a "Pilot" in the 24th century refers to flying spacecraft. Flying craft that operate in an atmosphere such as jet aircraft, helicopters, etc... is called being a "Flyer".
Piloting is broken down into three main categories:
- Small Craft are generally under 100 tonnes and are generally used for transportation to and from a surface or between ships. They may also be used for short distance hauling or as fighter/bomber craft.
- Spacecraft are generally between 100 tonnes and 5000 tonnes and are cover the vast majority of ships flying through space.
- Captial ships are above 5000 tonnes and are either very large freigters/tankers or military craft.