Mervyn Mason - Ground crew duties

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1 min 24 sec
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Yeah, well you always had to have them ready for flight, so they'd refuel and check the wheels, check the tyres. And you'd stand by until, you waited, they want you. They want the aeroplanes to do something, they'd call you, you go over and see that everything was in place and the tyres were still up and right pressures.

Well if you're waiting on the strip and your aeroplane was out flying, during touch and goes, to train the aircrew, one time when they got down, they haven't taken off again, right they'll be back. So, they taxi in and you're waving them in. This way, this way, and that way. And park them and put chocks in the wheels.

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