Definitions

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  • n. The crew that maintains aircraft on the ground.

Etymologies

ground +‎ crew (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (Though groundcrew on fast jets in the Gulf – they give you medals for that??)

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  • That would allow fairly rapid deployment while Canadian groundcrew were trained and a supply/maintenance system set up.

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  • (The weapons went unnoticed for 10 hours in Barksdale, but that's because no groundcrew visited the plane for that long, but when they did go to it, they reportedly spotted the nukes right off the bat.)

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  • The bone-tired groundcrew began removing the weapons, just as the other teams arrived on their own carts for the task of rearming the Skyhawks with Zuni rocket clusters.

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  • The least exhausted of the groundcrew might have noticed that the arming devices and tail fins had not yet been attached to the bombs.

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  • At the top, back through the trees, they get a quick look at the lighted runway, the fighter now landed, surrounded by groundcrew shadows fueling, servicing, turning her around.

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  • On the night of the 11th, they shot down two Ju88s in a single sortie, arriving back at base to be cheered by their groundcrew.

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  • Olga signalled the groundcrew to bring a weedeater for her navigator's mott.

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  • And how many more Typhoons do we need to get rid of to pay for the extra pilots, groundcrew, logistic support etc?

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  • Whenever we saw off a Tornado during Granby, the groundcrew who strapped the jet onto the crew would be the last people (Apart from the Nav in a Tornado or other two seater) to see the crew alive if they crashed. people crash & die & you get over it.

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