The Hangar Z Podcast

The Hangar Z Podcast

A podcast where we explore the personnel and equipment behind the missions in Public Safety Aviation.

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May 14, 2024 73 mins

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In this two-part series Bryan Smith and Jon Gray sit down with Dr. Daphne “Pole” Ryan, or “Doc” as she is known in naval aviation. Ryan is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and an aviation specialist physical therapist. She has over two decades of experience and over 42,000 direct care patient hours.

 

Ryan has spent the last sev...

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Welcome to The Hangar Z Podcast, brought to you by Vertical Helicasts!

In this two-part series Bryan Smith and Jon Gray sit down with Dr. Daphne “Pole” Ryan, or “Doc” as she is known in naval aviation. Ryan is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and an aviation specialist physical therapist. She has over two decades of experience and over 42,000 direct care patient hours.

 

Ryan has spent the last sev...

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In this episode of The Hangar Z Podcast, Mike Calhoun and Jason Quinn from the Real ResQ Podcast speak with James Hickman, the chief pilot at Two Bear Air Rescue. Join us as we unravel the story of Hickman’s aviation career, from his humble beginnings in Oregon to the peaks of Montana.

 

The ultimate mission of Two Bear Air Rescue is saving lives. Based near White...

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May 2, 2024 70 mins

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In this long-anticipated two-part series, we sit down with U.S. Army pilot CW5 Allen C. Mack, who authored the riveting book Razor 03.

In Razor 03, Mack shares his behind the scenes perspective of The Horse Soldiers in the war in Afghanistan. Mack discusses the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and his shoot-down during Operation Anaconda. Years later...

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April 30, 2024 60 mins

Welcome to The Hangar Z Podcast, brought to you by Vertical HeliCASTS.

In this long-anticipated two-part series, we sit down with U.S. Army pilot CW5 Allen C. Mack, who authored the riveting book Razor 03.

In Razor 03, Mack shares his behind the scenes perspective of The Horse Soldiers in the war in Afghanistan. Mack discusses the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and his shoot-down during Operation Anaconda. Years later...

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In this two-part series, we sit down to talk with Capt Lee Majors from the Leon County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) in Florida.

The LCSO has operated helicopters in support of law enforcement and public safety efforts in Tallahassee, Leon County, and the surrounding area since 1974.

 

For the first 25 or so years, LCSO operated the only law enforcemen...

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In this two-part series, we sit down to talk with Capt Lee Majors from the Leon County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) in Florida.

The LCSO has operated helicopters in support of law enforcement and public safety efforts in Tallahassee, Leon County, and the surrounding area since 1974.

 

For the first 25 ...

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This will be another one of our Vertical Helicasts Mash-Up episodes with Halsey Schider from The Helicopter Podcast and Jason Quinn from the Real ResQ Podcast.

 

In this episode we introduce our newest Vertical host, Val Medved, who will be hosting the new Vertical MRO Podcast—the first episode drops today.

 

The Vertical MRO Podcast explores the world of helicopter...

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In this three-part series, Jeff Ratkovich and Jon Gray sit down with the industry's best airborne tactical instructors to discuss the importance of training and collaboration in the industry.

 

This series has an all-star lineup up including Jack Schonely, Clay Lacey and Nick Minx. 

 

Schonely spent over 30 years with the Los Angeles Police Department. He is a ...

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In this three-part series, Jeff Ratkovich and Jon Gray sit down with the industry's best airborne tactical instructors to discuss the importance of training and collaboration in the industry.

 

This series has an all-star lineup up including Jack Schonely, Clay Lacey and Nick Minx. 

 

Schonely spent over 30 years with the Los Angeles Police Department. He is a ...

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In this three-part series, Jeff Ratkovich and Jon Gray sit down with the industry's best airborne tactical instructors to discuss the importance of training and collaboration in the industry.

 

This series has an all-star lineup up including Jack Schonely, Clay Lacey and Nick Minx. 

 

Schonely spent over 30 years with the Los Angeles Police Department. He is a ...

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This episode was recorded live from the floor of HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim in March 2024, where we were able to interview the HAI Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award recipient Mike Sagely.


Sagely's path to becoming a decorated pilot isn’t typical. After a successful college volleyball career that even included a stint o...

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In this three part series, we sit down to talk with Deb Dickerson.

A decorated former LAPD officer, Tactical Flight Officer and pilot. Deb Dickerson thrives on a life filled with challenge and passion. Born and raised in the tight-knit community of Guttenberg, Iowa (population 1,500), Deb developed a competitive spirit through sports like softball, bask...

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Welcome to The Hangar Z Podcast, brought to you by Vertical Helicasts!

In this three-part series, we sit down to talk with Deb Dickerson.

A decorated former LAPD officer, Tactical Flight Officer and pilot. Deb Dickerson thrives on a life filled with challenge and passion. Born and raised in the tight-knit community of Guttenberg, Iowa (population 1,500), Deb developed a competitive spirit through sports like softball, ...

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Welcome to The Hangar Z Podcast, brought to you by Vertical Helicasts!

 

In this three-part series, we sit down to talk with Deb Dickerson.

Dickerson is a decorated former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer, tactical flight officer (TFO) and pilot who thrives in a life filled with challenge and passion. Born and raised in the tight-knit community of Guttenberg, Iowa (population 1,500), Deb developed a competitive s...

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In this two-part series, host Jon Gray sits down to talk with Harald Brink.

Brink is based with the Dutch National Police, National Expertise and Operations, Air Support Unit, based at Amsterdam Airport since 2009. Brink has been a police officer since the early 1990s.

 

Since its inception in 1953, the Dutch Police Aviation Service has relentlessly served as the n...

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In this two-part series, host Jon Gray sits down with Harald Brink.

Brink is based with the Dutch National Police, National Expertise and Operations, Air Support Unit, based at Amsterdam Airport since 2009. Brink has been a police officer since the early 1990s.

 

Since its inception in 1953, the Dutch Police Aviation Service has relentlessly served as the...

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In this engaging two-part series, Jeff Ratkovich and Jon Gray sit down for a conversation with a close friend, former colleague, and Gray’s certified flight instructor (CFI) at Ontario Police Department, Kevin Hart

Hart is a seasoned professional in aviation and law enforcement. With a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from UC Santa B...

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Welcome to The Hangar Z Podcast, brought to you by Vertical Helicasts!

 

In this engaging two-part series, Jeff Ratkovich and Jon Gray sit down for a conversation with a close friend, former colleague, and Gray’s certified flight instructor (CFI) at Ontario Police Department, Kevin Hart

Hart is a seasoned professional in aviation and law enforcement. With a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from UC Santa B...

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In this two-part series, we sit down to talk with Desiree Horton. With 33 years of aviation expertise and over 10,000 flight hours under her belt, Horton brings a wealth of experience to the world of public safety aviation. Currently serving as a fire/rescue pilot for Kern County Fire Department, she has dedicated her career to protecting lives and property from...

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