23 episodes

Welcome to the Wheels Up podcast, the resource to help business, executive and VIP travellers stay safe on the ground and in the air. Join travel security and executive protection expert Troy Claydon as he shares tips on how to give yourself or those in your care a safe journey no matter where your travels take you.

https://expertsonair.fm/wheels-up/

http://www.panopticsolutions.com/

Wheels Up - Safety and Security for Business, Executive and VIP Travellers Podcast Troy Claydon

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to the Wheels Up podcast, the resource to help business, executive and VIP travellers stay safe on the ground and in the air. Join travel security and executive protection expert Troy Claydon as he shares tips on how to give yourself or those in your care a safe journey no matter where your travels take you.

https://expertsonair.fm/wheels-up/

http://www.panopticsolutions.com/

    Panoptic’s valued cross border partnership with Progressive F.O.R.C.E Group of Companies (PFC)

    Panoptic’s valued cross border partnership with Progressive F.O.R.C.E Group of Companies (PFC)

    Panoptic Solutions has partnered with PFC for several years. This allows PFC's clients to travel to APAC and access world-class services via Panoptic Solutions, and vice-versa for Panoptic Solutions clients who travel to the US and beyond. 

     
    The partnership is based on trust and credibility, understanding that either company would only refer a distant service to their clients of the same standard as their own. The similarities don't stop there! Along with the ethos and attention to detail, PFC Group of Companies have an expansive network of verified vendors and services that they provide.

     
    See how Panoptic Solutions is a trusted partner for companies that are based in the US.

    • 51 min
    Interview with Neryl Joyce Part 2 - Mercenary Mum to Baghdad Bodyguard

    Interview with Neryl Joyce Part 2 - Mercenary Mum to Baghdad Bodyguard

    Returning from Iraq after her time as a private military contractor and ending her career in the military, Neryl Joyce looked for a new career that would professionally challenge and motivate her like her previous roles. She made an unusual move and became an Operations Manager at the Christmas Island Detention Centre where she faced an intense couple of years.
    In this episode, find out how Neryl dealt with being in a high intensity environment while explaining the conditions of the centre and how she handled some high profile incidents.
    (See here for episode 1 of this discussion)
    Highlights:
    Conditions of the Christmas Island Detention Centre
    Dealing with a high intensity environment that has no policies and procedures
    Safety and security issues
    Negotiating with refugees
    The December 2010 refugee boat incident
    How to process extreme situations
    Working on the new Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre
    Mercenary Mum - Neryl’s journey from young mother to Baghdad bodyguard
    What it takes to be a good leader

    • 28 min
    Interview with Neryl Joyce Part 1 - Challenges as a Woman in Security

    Interview with Neryl Joyce Part 1 - Challenges as a Woman in Security

    Working within the male dominated field of defence and surrounded by boy’s club culture, Neryl Attkins faced many challenges. Her journey as a woman in the armed forces made it harder for her to be heard and stand her ground in particular situations.
    In this episode, you will hear Neryl’s incredible journey, discharging from the Australian Army to become a private military contractor and how she dealt with numerous events, such as protecting Tier 1 targets in Baghdad and the Root Irish incident, where she lost some close colleagues.
    Highlights:
    Working as an Australian Army officer
    Her time in the Australian Army’s elite close personal protection unit.
    How the Australian Army close personal protection operatives course differs from Ronin SA
    Moving from the Australian Military Police to a private military contractor in Iraq
    Protecting the Iraqi Electoral Commissioners - VIP’s with Tier 1 targets
    Realisation of being in a war zone
    Root Irish incident explained
    Criticism of management during the Root Irish incident
    What should security operatives take away from this Root Irish incident
    Identifying risks without fear from backlash
    Completing Ronin SA after her time in the force.
    Taking back control when feeling powerless after the Root Irish incident
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    https://twitter.com/Panoptic01
    http://www.panopticsolutions.com/
    info@panopticsolutions.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/neryl-joyce-b696478/ 

    • 34 min
    Security Business Essentials For Startups

    Security Business Essentials For Startups

    Troy Claydon and Steve Albritton delve deep into setting up your own security industry business. If you’re even thinking about starting your own security business, this episode is a must.
    Not only do they discuss how to open a security business in Australia and the United States of America, but they also get real honest when talking about their own mistakes and give you set of essential tips needed to get you started.Episode Highlights: 
    You can own your own business and just be you
    Approximately, 80% of businesses within the security world are contractors
    Mistakes Troy and Steve made when starting out
    A mentor is a must
    The one biggest mistake that’ll ruin your name/company
    Not every competitor is an enemy
    Partnering up
    A word on licensing
    Insurance is a must
    Be prepared to float yourself
    Marketing is all about finding the right tactic
    Art to networking – Don’t be a leach
    Basic tips for newcomers
    Upskill and continue to train
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    https://twitter.com/Panoptic01
    http://www.panopticsolutions.com/
    info@panopticsolutions.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    A conversation with Russ Price - bodyguard, former stunt actor, a bodyguard for the famous and British Royal Marine.

    A conversation with Russ Price - bodyguard, former stunt actor, a bodyguard for the famous and British Royal Marine.

    Former stunt actor, Russell Price, has worked alongside some of the greatest martial arts actors in the world, like Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Aside from his work as a stunt actor, he has an impressive resume with 10 years in the British Royal Marines, 40 years in the martial arts space and 23 years working within the security industry internationally. Not to mention, he has a 6-dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2015.In this podcast, Russ discusses how his previous experiences have shaped his work in the security industry while giving you some practical tips to looks out for when travelling.
    Highlights
    How martial arts can help shape a career in security
    Acting with Jet Li in one of the coolest fight scenes you’ll see in a movie
    Working with Jackie Chan
    Why prominent people like Jean-Claude Van Damme need close protection services
    How to stay alert when travelling
    Working with the U.S Secret Services and the European Dignitary Protection Unit
    Challenges faced when emigrating from the U.K to Australia in the security world
    Camp Black - the reboot for brain and body retreat
    Ebook – The Seven Golden Secrets
     
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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/troypanopticsolutions/
    https://twitter.com/Panoptic01
    http://www.panopticsolutions.com/
    info@panopticsolutions.com

    • 42 min
    Announcing, Steve Albritton as co-host of The Wheels Up Podcast.

    Announcing, Steve Albritton as co-host of The Wheels Up Podcast.

    We’re excited to introduce co-host, Steven Albritton, to our listeners. Steve is the principal owner of OPStructure, based out of Florida. He has vast experience in the security world, not only in the USA but internationally. Executive protection is a very different ball game in the USA, so it will be great to get Steve’s view on particular topics and past experiences working within and outside of the USA.
    Troy and Steve will be bringing you key professionals at the top of their game in specific industries to discuss key safety and security issues.
    Highlights:
       Politics moulding the security industry
       OBStructure overview
       Challenges faced by smaller executive protection companies
       Update on Panoptic Solutions
       What to expect moving forward
    https://www.facebook.com/PanopticSolutions/
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    https://twitter.com/Panoptic01
    http://www.panopticsolutions.com/
    info@panopticsolutions.com
    https://www.opstructure.com/

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

russy66 ,

Experience is everything

The team at panoptic are consummate professionals and truly humbled to have been engaged by these guys for a few contracts .. mates for life .. thanks guys and see you down the road ... can’t trumpet these guys enough .. if ya know ya know 👌🏼

Trevor JJ ,

Worth listening to - Great advice for travellers

I found this to be an easy to listen to podcast with great content. Guys talking from experience with a wealth of knowldege and excellent advice. Worth listening to.

Jack Mackenzie01 ,

Traveller / Writer / Father

Enjoyed the succinct information conveyed in the relaxed format. Short, Sharp, Useful.

Thanks for the worthwhile content on travel and quality security tips.

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