Revisiting the Aviation Safety vs. Networking discussion

David Hiers hiersd at
Wed Dec 23 20:59:19 CST 2009

1.  I grew up at the local airport watching my CFII pop train an
endless stream of pilots.

2.  The checklist for my last production gear swap had over 400 steps
and 4 time/task gates (each with a rollback plan).  As I did each
sequence of steps, I called it out, and someone read their copy of the
checklist and checked it off.  An entire peanut gallery of rouges
watched the whole thing on livemeeting, waiting to pounce on the first
misstep or shortcut.

3.  We migrated an entire nationwide phone system in 6 hours and
nobody noticed anything.

4.  We met afterward to in an after action review meeting that I
picked up in the Army.

I'm more persistent than smart, and I tell ya, if you prep well
enough, you can hand your checklist to a stoned intern and you'll have
no worries at all.


On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> Those that remember the discussion may find this article interesting:
> Owen

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