“Where are we going?” my wife asks as we leave the runway on her first flight with me after I received my pilot license. Continue reading “Where Are We Going?”
NOTAM for SREs
In aviation, NOTAMs are “Notices to Airmen” for conditions that are generally temporary and hence not information published in the usual places. Continue reading “NOTAM for SREs”
SPOFs and Partial Panel
In both aviation and systems we build in redundancies wherever practical to avoid unpleasantness when components or subsystems fail. Continue reading “SPOFs and Partial Panel”
Traffic At 2 O’clock!
Up in the air, your eyes can’t be everywhere, all the time. You’re trained to scan the skies for “traffic” (other flying machines) as well as scanning instrumentation in the cockpit. Continue reading “Traffic At 2 O’clock!”
Own It !!
We were heading back from the practice area to the airport. I didn’t have my pilot license yet and my instructor says: “Push the throttle to Rental Speed!”. Continue reading “Own It !!”
Checklists and Runbooks
We’ve been flying planes much longer than we’ve been running systems in production, so it might be instructive to learn what we can from our fellow aviators.. Continue reading “Checklists and Runbooks”
Operations in the Cloud
As an SRE, I’m very fortunate to have had training as a pilot. There are many similarities to system operations.. Continue reading “Operations in the Cloud”