When it falls unconscious, a ground crew drags the beast—which can weigh up to 5,000 lbs—into a net strapped to the chopper.
Finally the ground crew placed the panels in the position which indicated battery ready to fire.
Members of the ground crew took up their stations at the wing tips.
Next morning (the 16th) after fueling up we took off (with the ground crew) for the Homeward trip.
A member of the ground crew took his place at the propeller.
When the ground crew checked it again it was off twenty degrees on the first reading.
And if I crack up–” he smiled as a grim Irish bull flashed through his mind–“it will be a good lesson to the ground crew.
After that he left on the run to route out a ground crew to get the plane ready for the flight.
As he stepped off the elevator, the ground crew prepared to roll the gantry crane away from the ship.
Astro, remember the time we were on the ground crew as extra duty and we had to overhaul the Polaris?