A member of the ground crew took his place at the propeller.
Members of the ground crew took up their stations at the wing tips.
The ground crew wheeled the portable steps up to the cabin and the pilot and co-pilot came down.
After that he left on the run to route out a ground crew to get the plane ready for the flight.
Astro, remember the time we were on the ground crew as extra duty and we had to overhaul the Polaris?
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.
As he stepped off the elevator, the ground crew prepared to roll the gantry crane away from the ship.
When the ground crew had finished with them, he flew his ship on a short cross-country trip to check the instruments in flight.
When the ground crew checked it again it was off twenty degrees on the first reading.
Arno and Tony acted as ground crew and the engines were soon turning over smoothly.