ground observer

noun
a person stationed in a position on the ground to watch, follow, and report on flights of aircraft, especially of enemy aircraft.
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The driver's view to the rear was obstructed and no ground observer was used to signal the driver when backing up.
When practical, a ground observer able to communicate with the helicopter at the dip site may be utilized for this purpose.
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