Airplane Owner Maintenance

A Maintenance Oriented Podcast For Airplane Owners

076 – Thanksgiving Edition: I Want You To Meet Brian Holmes

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you’re able to take some time to celebrate today, with people who are important to you.

I’m grateful to God for many people… my wife Maria, my kids, and many others.

Today, I’d like to introduce to you my good friend, Brian Holmes.  He’s a long-time multi-engine rated, commercial pilot of lots of different kinds of airplanes ranging from single engine Cessnas, to twins, to turboprops, and even some jets!  Something we have in common, is that we both love planes and people!  The thing we don’t have in common, is that Brian has no interest in turning wrenches 🙂  We won’t hold that against him 🙂

One of Brian’s favorite passions is helping people get past the things that have kept them stuck, and launching them into the places they were created for.

Brian also talks about the “Four Cornerstones For Strategic Living,” a concept he has developed for many years and has written a book about.  Be sure to listen to the episode today.

Thank you Brian, for recording this conversation, and for sharing your life with us!

Be sure to check out everything Brian has to offer at his website:



  1. Happy thanksgiving Dean,
    I just listened to episode 76 and I wanted to leave a quick reply. I have been listening to your show since the beginning and just recently became a flight instructor. Brian’s words about changing the status quo was extremely relevant to my situation. My transition from 6 years as a pilot to the job of flight instructor was a very big shake-up of the status quo. Everything Brian said was spot on, and I feel like now I am “in the game”. While, I do not own an airplane I fly every single day and many of my students have aspirations of owning some day. Your podcast is helpful to me as an operator and as an instructor. I was particularly grateful for your episodes on aircraft starting.

    Keep up the good work.

    Thank you,
    CFI @ KHEF

    • Dean Showalter

      November 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks Mike, and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! It’s great to hear about all your progress. I will make sure Brian knows you found his words relevant and helpful. I can tell you have a mindset of continuous learning, and that is an excellent quality for a flight instructor! Let me know when you make another big jump in your development 🙂 Hey and if you are at HEF, you’re not far away from me… stop and see me at SHD some day!

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