The relationship B/w pilot and ground crew are like a marriage. Ground crews are the unsung hero and the pilot lifelines in the hand of the ground crew
When pilot taxi a fighter jet pilot and ground crew communicate with each other through a set of signals
The jet is still running when the Tek dives underneath to chalk the wheels.
In that moment the ground crew is utterly vulnerable
Accidentally if the pilot is not careful he might hit the throttle and run down ground crew easily beneath his fighter jet
The bond of mutual trust should be strong if anyone makes mistake either pilot or ground crew the bond become fragile and which might result in a huge disaster
If ground crew losses that mutual trust ground crew might make pilot life miserable. Miraculously hydraulics leaks and fuel leaks might start happening which shut down the pilot and they might red tick pilot for it.
They don’t have to break anything. They just red tag something ’cause it ‘didn’t feel right’. The pilot gets no flight hours, he loses flight pay. If it goes on long enough he ends up a grounding. The worst thing you can do to a pilot