What is the goal or dream that you have that you've been unable to attain?
My goal is to separate from the military in June 2011, settle somewhere in the country--wherever God leads us--where my family and I can grow and thrive, and Multiply Leaders with ATOMs (Applied Tools of Mathematics) in the aviation and flight test industry.
What is your passion?
My Father, faith, and family--and then leadership, Multiplying (mathematics), and aviation!
What can the members of this site help you with? (If you don't ask you won't get help).
Ideas on practical web design tools or techniques
Ideas on how to make analytical tools more useful
Feedback on progress I've made
Thanks, Justin. I feel a little bit less than transparent with this picture, but it really illustrates my passion. I've heard you mention "Beyond Past Due" before, but I had no idea it was a social network like this (like 48days.net). I would have been here so much sooner had I realized.
The ability to multitask and be good at multiple things has always been there, but I think aviation pulled that out of me. Managing multiple projects is key in what I do.
I had an EICAS message at FL270 over RIC that basically said no fuel in the right tank. We were flying to Greensboro but we were safely on the ground in less than 10 minutes. That took a lot of work and it's what I thrived under.
MEI...cool. I'm just MEL rated. Hope to add the MEI after this transition we're going through. I'm spending a lot of time these days looking at developing an LSA school (You familiar with LSAs?). I think there's a real market for this, as no one in TN is doing it. The issue is finding a model that will be profitable. Most flight schools have such a narrow margin. My gut is saying that it has to be done by multiplication- several instructors at first and add a 2nd aircraft asap, while I focus on marketing and strategy. Capital becomes an issue...so...lot's to think about. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this! Later!
Here's my thought--don't sell LSA instruction...sell an idea, a how to guide, a package--sell a profitable, repeatable, simple model for an LSA instruction franchise. Have you read eMyth Revisited (a must for any entrepreneur)? Figure out a model that anyone, everyone, can reproduce. Then show every single flight school in the whole state how they can easily implement that model and sell it to them. Then show every single CFI in the whole state why they need to get on the bus. Then show every single airport in the whole state why they want to add your LSA franchise. Show them how sticky your idea is. It won't be long until "The Hangar" is the most popular blog for finding out how to start an LSA franchise.
If you sell LSA instruction to ten students, you can make X dollars.
If you sell the model for LSA instruction to ten flight schools who already have capital, a market, etc., you can influence ten x ten students; you can help those flight schools make ten x Xdollars each...now you are multiplying your growth instead of just adding to it.
I could keep rambling on, but I need to get ready for work...I love flying airplanes!
Yep, that's me in the cockpit of a MiG-15, one of over thirty different kinds of airplanes I got to fly during my training at Test Pilot School.
There's still time to learn to fly. In fact, I could teach you, or Chris Findley, who recently joined the community could teach you. Personally, I love to share the joy of flying, especially how the technical aspects of it can Multiply Leadership of any business and even serve as an illustration of the importance of a budget.