Mechanical Mastery: Marc Foreman & Public Safety Aviation
June 19, 2023 | Hosted By: Jon Gray
Welcome to episode 85 of The Hangar Z Podcast Brought to you by Vertical Valor Magazine.
In this episode, we chat with Marc Foreman a Helicopter Technician A&P and IA from the Oklahoma City Police Department aviation unit, about an exhilarating mix of topics: tornadoes, wildfires, aviation advancements, and public safety. Discover the warning systems in place to protect residents from these natural disasters and how following evacuation orders during events like California wildfires can save lives. Marc shares his firsthand experience witnessing a tornado and the destructive power of these natural forces.
As a helicopter mechanic, Marc gives us an insider's look into the world of aviation, covering everything from the differences between fixed-wing and helicopter maintenance to the challenges and rewards of working on various aircraft. He also sheds light on the impact of technology on aviation, and the critical role mechanics play in maintaining safety and efficiency in the field. Plus, we discuss the benefits of having a supportive stepfather in the industry who passed down valuable knowledge and skills.
Finally, we delve into the public safety aspects of aviation as we explore the challenges faced by law enforcement aviation units and the importance of aircraft maintenance in firefighting operations. Marc shares some fascinating stories from his career and reflects on the passion and dedication that mechanics bring to their work. So grab a cup of coffee (or a Monster, if you're like Marc) and join us for this engaging conversation you won’t want to miss!