Winter Update: Documentation and DispatchRead the rest of this entry »
These last few months have seen some more improvements coming to the Trackhobbs system. As more use cases come up and more new users start in organizations we're able to uncover needed features and enhancements.
Member interface improvements and messagingRead the rest of this entry »
Slow and steady progress continues on the Trackhobbs system. This month there have been some handy feature improvements.
You Can Now Bring Your Own Merchant AccountRead the rest of this entry »
Over the last year I have been asked many times what it would take to allow organizations to bring their own merchant account. It was a good idea whose implications were complex enough that asking about it might have been a good way to nerd snipe me. Finally after enough customer demand I decided to get started and it was exactly as involved as I thought it would be, but …
Discounts, Block Time, and ReimbursementsRead the rest of this entry »
A few months ago at FSANA 2020 I uncovered some accounting needs and got some great suggestions about how to better handle discounts. Going to shows like FSANA and others has always provided great opportunities for me to talk to prospective customers and get a sense for what they need and I was pleasantly surprised when someone's request turned out to be the solution to multiple problems I had been …
Working on School Features and Going to FSANA 2020 ConferenceRead the rest of this entry »
This week I'm excited to be showing TrackHobbs.com at the FSANA 2020 Flight School Operators Conference. After going to Livermore last year I came back with a renewed desire to close the gap between what TrackHobbs could do for clubs and what flight schools need. I had some schools using it and had entered into talks with some others to start evaluating how the system handled a lot of …
4 New Features for Clubs and SchoolsRead the rest of this entry »
In September and October we have been hard at work adding facilities to help clubs and schools manage their aircraft. There have been a lot of improvements but 4 stand out above the rest.
New Features in August 2019Read the rest of this entry »
Earlier this year I went to the Livermore AOPA fly-in to show Trackhobbs.com and the feedback was great. There is a lot of need out there and other vendors appear to be sticking with a take it or leave it approach with their products. Based on what I have been gathering from current and prospective users of the system there are a lot of exciting new features coming soon.
Runup for LivermoreRead the rest of this entry »
The Livermore AOPA Fly-in is just a few days away and I have been busy getting ready for months. I'm excited to find pilots I can help with the management of their airplanes. The work to prepare for the Livermore fly-in started all the way back in January.
New Features in Q1 2019Read the rest of this entry »
After gathering requirements from new users of the system I have been hard at work making improvements. The goals driving each of these improvements are easier use of the system itself and giving you the tools needed to enforce policies that drive a culture of safety in your organization. Using Trackhobbs to help manage scheduling and billing in my own partnership helps me discover and attempt to correct user experience …
A little backgroundRead the rest of this entry »
In the fall of 2016 I had decided that it was time to finally pursue my dream of becoming a private pilot. I spent hours doing research trying to figure out how I could accomplish my goal without having it cost me an arm and a leg. Everything I looked at pointed to aircraft ownership as the best way to save money and when I found a 1/10th share of …