A helmsman (also called pilot or helm officer) was a title given to the crewmember who directs the travel of an aquatic craft or spaceship from the helm.

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The term originates from old navy tradition, perhaps as far back as the 16th century.

In the Earth Starfleet and the Federation's Starfleet, the helm position was the primary pilot of a starship, sometimes working in tandem with a navigator or science officer reading ship's star charts. By the 24th century, the helm and navigation roles had been consolidated into the role of flight controller.

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See also flight controller.

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