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[TowerTalk] RE: "Ground Crew" @ tower installation

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Subject: [TowerTalk] RE: "Ground Crew" @ tower installation
From: "" (Edward W. Sleight)
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 05:58:13 -0700
> >
> >   Upon reaching the ground, I tried to be civil and ask "Didn't you
> >   understand me when I asked you to tie the g.d. rope off?".  The
> >   answer was "It was already OFF, YOU should have asked me to tie
> >   it ON"!!!  jesus christo!!  How stupid of me!!  Now I know better,
> >   but that water has already passed under the bridge.
> >
> >   MORAL:  Don't use incapable, inexperienced, ignorant people for ground
> >   crews.

Or tower climbers either.


> I still  agree
> Get the BEST help you can afford, and feed them good sandwiches
> >   and all the Pepsi or Root Beer they want.  (No real beer, they might
> >   throw the empty bottles at you).  Especially, DO NOT use
> >doing so, divorce courts get filled up, and YOU will have visions of
> >   committing hari-cari.
> I disagree....However, if you know for sure that she has just recently taken
> out a humongous accidental death insurance policy out on you, then you
> may want to rethink using her.
> But, Dale, it all falls back to training.  If the person is trained
> properly and adequately to the satisfaction of whoever is going
> to be up on the tower, then it doesn't matter what the gender is.
> Or the relationship.
> Don't forget, it's someone's wife/significant other who is either
> piloting the Space Shuttle (probably the single, most complex
> piece of equipment ever constructed), operating the experiments
> onboard, maneuvering the Remote Manipulator System (robotic
> arm), going into the payload bay on EVA, fixing the Hubble
> Space Telescope, etc.   They were all trained right along with
> the male astronauts.
> 73,
in, KG5U
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