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Episode 101 is up with author James Simmons of his new book “15 Tango.”
In the half-deranged world of an Army Blackhawk crew chief, you will gain a deep understanding of what it truly means to be a 15 Tango – a skilled and dedicated individual who lives a life filled with challenges and rewards.
Join Jon “Griz” Griswold, a Blackhawk crew chief, on a captivating journey that takes you behind the scenes of his world as a 15 Tango.
About the Author: James Simmons possesses a wealth of expertise. He obtained his bachelor of science in technical management with a minor in aviation safety and master of science in management with distinction from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Additionally, he maintains his Airframe and Powerplant technician status with Inspection Authorization privileges.
James is deeply involved in the aviation industry and contributes as a volunteer. He is chair of the Helicopter Association International Workforce Development Working Group and represents the state of Alabama as an FAA Safety Team representative. His wife, Amy, joined us in studio for this two-part episode.