Meet the Tour Crew

Bret Viets

Job Description: Hangar 1 Blimp Pilot in Charge
Favorite Hangar One flavor: Kaffir Lime
Favorite song on Road Trip playlist: "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane
Most Excited to Visit: "I'm Going to Kansas City. Kansas City here I come" (This will be my first trip to the Midwest in an airship.)
Fondest Memory: My kids being born.
Favorite Movie: "IQ"
Most surprising fact about you: County Coroner for 27 years.
Best part of the job: Seeing the country from 1000 feet at 30 mph, and meeting all the different people.

John McGuirck

Job Description: Pilot
Favorite Hangar One flavor: All of them
Favorite song on Road Trip playlist: "Comfortably numb" by Pink Floyd
Most Excited to Visit: San Francisco
Fondest Memory: Playing St Andrews Old Course and breaking 80.
Favorite Movie: The Life of Brian
Most surprising fact about you: That's not really for me to say.
Best part of the job: Going to new places and seeing them from a different perspective, and the interesting people I've met along the way.

Cale Watkins

Job Description: Chief Mechanic
Favorite Hangar One flavor: Spiced Pear
Favorite song on Road Trip playlist: "Epiphany" by Staind
Most Excited to Visit: Vegas
Fondest Memory: Spending the night in a park in Tokyo.
Favorite Movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Most surprising fact about you: I can fit everything I own into a suitcase that weighs less than 50 pounds.
Best part of the job: Never knowing where the next day will take you.

Mordecai Thetford

Job Description: Assistant Crew Chief
Favorite Hangar One flavor: "Buddha's Hand" Citron
Favorite song on Road Trip playlist: "Animal Farm" by Clutch
Most Excited to Visit: Las Vegas
Fondest Memory: Sleeping at a park, in Rappongi district, Tokyo, Japan.
Favorite Movie: Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
Most surprising fact about you: Named after a character from High Plains Drifter.
Best part of the job: Continuously meeting new people and different cultures around the world.

Billy Gallagher

Job Description: Tour Brand Ambassador
Favorite Hangar One flavor: Mandarin Blossom
Favorite song on Road Trip playlist: "10 A.M. Automatic" by The Black Keys
Most Excited to Visit: San Diego for Halloween
Fondest Memory: Volunteering in New Orleans in 2006.
Favorite Movie: The Hangover
Most surprising fact about you: I have been to all 50 states.
Best part of the job: The food. Eating wings in Buffalo and crab in Baltimore. Fish tacos in SoCal. Deciding between Texas or Carolina barbeque. Choosing between clam chowder in New England or San Francisco. Is the pizza better in Chicago or New York? I'll let you know.

Diego Certuchi

Job Description: Tour Manager
Favorite Hangar One flavor: Fraser River Raspberry (I use it to make one of my favorite drinks...go berry or go home)
Favorite song on Road Trip playlist: "Living' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi
Most Excited to Visit: San Diego CA - "Sant Diego" in CA
Fondest Memory: Community Service in a South American Country when I was a teenager.
Favorite Movie: The Devil's Advocate
Most surprising fact about you: Skydiving, "I always thought I'd never do it. My first jump was one of the most surreal experiences I've ever had. I never felt so alive."
Best part of the job: Not only getting the opportunity to travel across the US for 6 months, but sharing my experiences with all the new people I meet along the way.

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