About me - The Aviationist

My name is David Cenciotti and I was born in Rome in 1975. I’m a freelance Aviation Journalist, Writer, Geek, Expert, Evangelist & Guru. I’m a private pilot, a former 2nd Lt. of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) and a graduate in Computer Engineering.

As a freelance journalist I’ve been writing since 1996 for major worldwide magazines covering military and civil aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime, and cyberwar.

My work has appeared on Air Forces Monthly, Revista Força Aérea, Fighter Tactics, Combat Aircraft, Aeronautica & Difesa, Airline, RID, Rivista Aeronautica, Airplanes and Tech News Daily, and I’m regularly interviewed by newspapers, televisions and radios.

If you want to know when a new article is published on a magazine or when I talked in TV or was quoted by newspapers check the in the News / Citations section.

My pictures have been used not only to illustrate my articles, but also for magazine’s front covers, squadron and air forces’ calendars, websites, brochures and books.

During my career as a journalist, I have had the opportunity to fly with many aircraft (from supersonic jets to combat helicopters) and I’m one of the few civilians proudly wearing the “1 flight hour on the TF-104” patch to witness my flight with the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter.

I’m the author of three books; among them, the famous best-seller “Frecce Tricolori – an exciting 50 year flight” published by DeAgostini in 2010, the only official book of the Italian Air Force for the 50th Anniversary of the Frecce Tricolori display team.

As an Information Security opinion leader and expert, I have been working for more than 10 years with large organizations analyzing their network architectures, assets, threats, security requirements and procedures, to manage their risks by means of proper countermeasures. I’m a Lead Auditor ISO 27001, ITIL v3 certified, and I have several more professional certifications.

This blog gets +3.000 unique visitors each day, with peaks of 90.000.

Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cencio4

My Flickr album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cenciotti/

During my activity as a journalist, I’ve build up a discreet experience flying with many of the aircraft of the Aeronautica Militare and other Italian and foreign armed forces.



About me - The Aviationist