Special thanks and credit for the UH-1H Iroquois cockpit image goes to photographer: “[Rob Neil.Pacific Wings] @ Pixstel”.
I went from high school to Army Flight School in 1973. After flight school I spent two years in the Republic of South Korea where I became a BZ pilot and then BZ check pilot. After Korea I returned to flight school where I became a military flight instructor teaching Contact, Tactics, NOE, Nighthawk, and Night Vision Goggles all in the UH-1H Iroquois Helicopter affectionately called the "Huey".
A military flight instructor is traditionally referred to as "IP". Which is short for Instructor Pilot.
After six years of active duty, I got out of the Army to see what the civilian world was like. I flew for offshore for Petroleum Helicopters. Then I went out west and to Alaska to fly for Rocky Mountain Helicopters where I could indulge my love of flying in the mountains which I acquired in Korea. After my second season in Alaska, I did my first college semester at LSU in Baton Rouge. This was followed by going to work for the government contractor back at Fort Rucker, the home of Army Aviation, as an instrument IP. Instruments was my weakest area in flight school. I ended up getting set back. Getting an opportunity to teach instrument flying to IERW (Initial Entry Rotary Wing) students helped me to get my instrument skills to where they belonged. I have no doubt that this experience later played a key role in keeping me alive when I encountered IIMC (Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions) while flying HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Services).
I enjoyed instructing. I also enjoyed getting the job done and variety, which is why I probably liked flying in Korea most of all out of my flying career. Somewhere along the way, I managed to pick up a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. I enjoy working on a computer project where there's a clear vision of what it will accomplish about as much as I enjoy flying a challenging mission.
Sometimes I encounter others that need a little educational help regarding something in the cyber realm. I recently needed a convenient place to put some cyber educational pictures that I could then hot-link to. I didn't want to use any of my other current domains which have their own dedicated purpose, so I thought of "cyberIP" and went domain shopping. I liked what I found and cyberIP.us became a fait accompli on 21 January 2015.
Now hopefully, I'll take the time to post some useful stuff every now and then, for somebody. Hey somebody, are you out there?
... now I leave you with something useful:
When people realize you are cyber literate, you often get a major or minor deluge of questions. Once upon a time, a person could keep up with everything going on in the cyber sphere. But now, there is data overload. And, it is only going to get worse. So, it is good to have access to an excellent technical support guru that really has all the answers. If you're counting on an old, disabled helicopter pilot with a bad short term memory deficit; I'm afraid you're liable to come up on the short end of the stick. But now, fortunately everyone with just an inkling of cyber mastery can easily come up with the same answers I do.
All you need is access to a good search engine and the ability to phrase a question. I hyperlinked "hot-link" above since not everyone is likely to know exactly what it means in the cyber realm. I needed to decide what source I wanted to use for the link, so: Let me google that for you! to show you how I did it.
So, you found most of this fairly elementary? Be grateful, cause it does get deeper and more complicated. Simplifying it is what cyberIP is all about.