I’ve always been interested in military history and aviation. I grew up in a military family and spent my childhood flying with my dad or at the airport working on his planes with him. I went on to become a Navy “s
I live in Fort Walton Beach, Florida (near Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field) with my fiance, our parrot Porkchop, and our two Wirehair Dachshunds Ham and Sprocket.
I’ve been flying PC flight sims for as long as they’ve been making them. I remember playing Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat, and Aces of the Pacific, to name just a few ancient titles. That said, I’m not a hardcore
About the Name
Porkchop is the name of my African Grey parrot. He tends to make up his own words and “Porkchopper” is a combination of his name and another pet’s name “Scooter”. He’s been calling himself “Porkchopper” for longer than I can remember. On a whim, I googled it one day to see if it actually means anything (apparently it does) and I registered it as a domain name. I’ve owned the domain for a very long time and one day decided to put it to use.
Ship_Rek is my callsign on multiplayer servers, Twitch, and Discord. It’s a sarcastic inside joke in the same vein as the Army’s “battle buddy” or the way your vet friends tell you, with a teary eye, “Thanks for your service”. In the Navy, shipmate is what people call you aboard