Ed's Arctic Trip / 15tiedowns1
The LSO directs the tie-down crew to remove the tie-downs once our takeoff checkllist is complete. The ones in blue are fully qualified, and are training the ones in purple. On a 'normal' ship, purple means they are on the fuel team, but POLAR STAR does not have a fuel team, so they use the purple for the break-ins. You can see one of our flight mechs sitting in his cabin seat.