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ground crew

The group of personnel responsible for maintaining, servicing, repairing, and preparing the aircraft for flight.
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Half of these top specification jets are now in Akrotiri, but the BBC said that due to their age and long use, the battle to keep them airworthy requires long hours of work by ground crews, particularly on the engines.
The show's chief executive, David Jackson, said: "Without the efforts of the ground crew and Keith Porter, the park manager, the show might not go ahead.
As long as its speed is less than the speed of sound in air, the blind members of the ground crew will match its "heard" position in the sky to the one we can see.
It tells the extraordinary stories of air and ground crew, as well as WAAFs and aircraft factory workers.
The report by investigators concluded that a breakdown in communication between ground crew and pilots led to the parking brake not being applied at the correct time.
A team of only five ground crew members will be supporting the Hawk flying activities during the tour.
While in the air, Ninomiya keeps in touch with a ground crew via two-way radio.
The 20-year Air Force study, involving some 1,951 pilots and ground crew members, reported a 166% increase in diabetes requiring insulin control in subjects with the highest levels of dioxin.
Intangible assets were required to enable the strategy: new skills for the ramp agent, an improved information system and the alignment of the ground crew to the strategy.
The canopy jettison handle sits forward of the copilot gunner window (CPG) under a quick release panel for the ground crew to blow off the side panels in an emergency evacuation.
TWENTY-FIVE airport ground crew members have been arrested and accused of smuggling tens of millions of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana into the US.