I attempt to teach - My first lesson to become a CFI

My first lesson to become a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI). Flying with my friend Mark who is a CFI.

This is my third time riding in the right seat of an airplane, and first time actually trying to provide instructions. Please keep in mind, editing removes a lot of context and Mark is pretending to be a student.

Let me Explain! Why my airplane is still down


My airplane is still down for maintenance, and in this video I explain that the problem is lifter spalling and what we're doing to repair the airplane. There were some shipping delays and other reasons. In doing research for this video and the repair, I'm finding this is not an uncommon issue on CM engines, and there is a "Service Information Directive SID05-1B" from 2005 and updated in 2016 that explains how to inspect the engine for this sort of abnormal wear http://www.tcmlink.com/pdf2/SID05-1B.pdf

Checklists, in Aviation and Cybersecurity

In my previous article, we discussed how some of the aviation and cyber security regulations have come about, and what are some of the driving factors. Typically it is a loss of some sort; most of the aviation regulations are borne of the loss of life. The pre-flight checklist is no exception.

Risk Management, in Aviation and Cyber Security

I have been an IT and security professional for almost my entire adult life. I started off my career as a network engineer and fell into being a security engineer fairly quickly. It started by adding a firewall certification, then I added intrusion detection and prevention. The areas of security continued to grow; adding forensics investigations, eDiscovery, project consulting, and so much more. In the project consulting, we focused on ensuring the risk level of a project was within acceptable levels for the organization. I have been the top of the cyber security organization in my last three roles; but I've wanted to be a pilot for as long as I can remember.

In 2018, I became a certificated pilot and in 2019 an advanced and instrument ground school instructor. I recently finished teaching a formal ground school class to about 15 students of differing skill levels, ages, and goals for their piloting careers.

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