CHECK-6 UNPLUGGED

Welcome to our podcast, featuring some of the remarkable people who make up Check-6. 

We will take you into their world so you can have a front row seat to their experiences. They will take us through some of the most intense, compelling, poignant and hilarious moments in history.


Vince “Bluto” Saporito

Hear the story from Check-6 Chief of Staff Vince “Bluto” Saporito as he talks about his days as a TOPGUN instructor, then as an attache and the escape plan he helped create!

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Jason “Mac” McAlister

Listen to a former Harrier pilot, Jason “Mac” McAlister as he describes an accident that changed the trajectory of his life.

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David “Shiner” Ehrmann

Listen in as David “Shiner” Ehrmann talks about his life and career as Regional Manager in Southeast Asia and Australia, and hear the funny story of how he earned his unusual Call Sign!

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Jim “Tango” Gray

You thought you knew “The Most Interesting Man in the World” from the Dos XX commercials, but really, it is Tango. Listen in on his incredible story, and why he often gets in on the wrong side of the car!

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Dan “Geezer” Gilkey

Go along for the ride as Geezer takes us through the harrowing moments when he had to eject from his Harrier jet due to a faulty bearing in the engine. He discusses RIGOR® and how this digital checklist can save money, time and lives.

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A Behind the scenes look at RIGOR®

Listen in on a conversation between Check-6 CEO Brian “Bru” Brurud and Michael “Tung” Peterson, Check-6 Director of Technical Products. They discuss how RIGOR® is increasing efficiency and profitability, while improving safety on the job.

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Willie “BlackLion” Snellings

Listen to our latest podcast as Willie “BlackLion” Snellings talks about safety in the workplace, and how imperative it is to be a role model in your community.

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Jennifer McAlister

This marathon runner was nearing the finish line at the Boston Marathon when bombs exploded around her. Jennifer McAlister, Check-6’s Graphic and Web Designer tells the story of that day, and has thoughts on how you can press on even when the going is tough.

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Dr. David “Super Dave” Wassell 

How would you define an over-achiever? How about a guy who soloed in an airplane on his 16th birthday, eventually became a fighter pilot, then went to medical school and is now an orthopedic surgeon? That’s why we call Dr. David Wassell “Super Dave.”In today’s podcast, the Check-6 Chief Medical Advisor tells us about medical mistakes that are costing thousands of lives and billions of dollars, and how he hopes to change it.

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Michael “Tung” Peterson

Meet Michael “Tung” Peterson, Director of Products, Services and Standards for Check-6. During his time in the Navy, Tung played a fascinating role assisting the Special Operations Forces from the air during the war effort in the Middle East in the hours following 9/11. The SOF were on horseback! In fact, a movie was made about it called “Twelve Strong.” He’ll tell you about his time as a Radar Intercept Officer while on deployment on the USS Carl Vinson, which was the closest aircraft carrier near the Strait of Hormuz and Afghanistan. Tung earned an Individual Air Medal with “V” for valor for his efforts during this time. Listen as he tells you about the Special Operations crews leading the war effort on horseback. Incredible!

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David “Nutty” Hazell

F-4 Phantom fighter pilot. NATO Top Gun instructor. Ejected from a burning aircraft and amazingly survived in frigid waters. David “Nutty” Hazell is Senior VP of Global Sales for Check-6, and he has a riveting story to tell. Listen in on Check-6 Unplugged!

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Brian “Bru” Brurud

Today we introduce you to Check-6 CEO and Founder Brian “Bru” Brurud. He has some stories to tell. Enjoy!

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