Pilot-in-the-plane is the fundamental worldview of effectuation theory which describes the future as something you can influence by your actions, i.e. you can create your own opportunities.
By focusing on activities within their control, expert entrepreneurs know their actions will result in the desired outcomes. An effectual worldview is rooted in the belief that the future is
neither found nor predicted, but rather made
In this phase you use all other principles together focussing on what you can control, like a pilot in a plane, use the effectuation thought process to avoid problems but don’t shy away if problems happen.