June 2017 Gliding Flights

Flight 20

This was only my second day of flying in 2017, so I’m still focused on “shaking off the rust” of putting skills development and familiarity with flying on hold over the winter off-season.

Goals:

  • Flying the takeoff, tow, refreshing gentle and medium turns, heading holds, circuit, landing.

Conditions at CYHE:

  • 14ºC, mostly overcast, some low altitude clouds up on Hope Mtn, maybe around 4500’MSL; higher altitude cover above that.
  • 60% POP of 2-3mm rain showers, might roll through the valley.
  • NOTAM: construction and rock blasting, 2NM, up to 1000’AGL, about 15-20km to the west of CYHE.

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First Flights of 2017

Flight 18

Goals:

  • First flight of 2017, trying to dust off some ‘rust’ in my skills that developed over a winter of no flying.
  • Goals were to practice flying the tow, smooth and medium turns, coordinated flying, speed control, and generally have an ‘easy’ flight to get back into the game.

Conditions at CYHE:

  • ~13ºC at 10:00 AM briefing, partly cloudy, patches of sun to the east over Hope Mountain, dark clouds to the west over the Fraser valley.

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End of 2016 Season Gliding Flights

TL;DR: I spent another great Saturday up on the airfield at Hope, BC. These were my final flights of the season, and I was focused on strengthening my gliding skills.

Flight 15

Goals:

  • Back into flying after a 5 week break; aim is to fly smooth and speed-controlled gentle and medium turns, flying the takeoff, tow, release, manouvers, circuit, and landing.

Conditions at CYHE:

  • 15ºC at ~10:30 AM briefing, partly cloudy, light rain anticipated to roll through the Hope valley. Some blue sky patches to the east, but cloud rolling in from the west.

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Traction Conference 2016

Traction Conference 2016

Date: Weds Jun 22nd 2016 Venue: Vancouver Playhouse

First speaker: @danolsen slideshare.net/dan_o

Three phases of your product;

  • Before your product is live Goal: - Test hypotheses, gain confidence before building too much of product Methods: Mainly qualitative
  • After your product is live Goal: Improve PM fit Methods: Qualitative & Quantiative
  • After market fit Goal: Growth Methods: Mainly quantitative

Quantitative vs Qualitative Learning about your customers

  • Quantitative; analytics, logic, data (the Spock approach)
  • Qualitative; (the Oprah approach)

What is PM fit?

The PM fit pyramid

Lean product process

  1. Determine your target customer
  2. Identify underserved customer needs
  3. Define your value proposition
  4. Specify MVP feature set
  5. Create your MVP prototype

Second speaker: @michaelsharkley / Autopilot

  • Customers expect a personal experience
  • 72% of consumers are turned off by generic marketing

Framework for predictable growth

  • Acquire
    • New user welcome
    • Personal lead follow ups Trial automation Cloud user enablement Salesforce lead assignment Proactive outreach
  • Nurture Reactivation of old buyers Enterprise nurture Product education Reengage downloaders 1st time to repeat buyers Dev community updates
  • Grow New customer onboarding Newsletter & upsell NPS surveys Proactive support and tips Events and webinars Renewal campaigns

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