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Pilot is a specialization assigned to Kerbonauts. Pilots can provide SAS assistance to a craft, with additional Direction selector options added as Experience increases. Pilots also have the unique ability to plan maneuver nodes even when there is no direct connection to Kerbin, making them essential for far away missions with no connection signal. Notable pilots include Jebediah Kerman and Valentina Kerman.

Pilots are the only specialized kerbals to have a personal parachute without having to level up first.


Additional abilities are unlocked as Experience is gained.

Level Effects provided G Tolerance
☆☆☆☆☆ SAS and Stability 1.15x
★☆☆☆☆ Lock towards prograde and retrograde 1.3x
★★☆☆☆ Lock towards normal and anti-normal, radial and anti-radial 1.45x
★★★☆☆ Lock towards target, away from target, and towards maneuver 1.6x
★★★★☆ None 1.85x
★★★★★ None 2x


  • Added G force tolerance
  • Initial release