The Story behind Ready Captain
Three books changed the outlook on my life at the age of 16. The first is the Bible. Second is the Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz and the third The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.
One week following my graduation from high school I got my first job as a landscaper earning $5 per hour. My puny frame and inability to work outdoors in the blazing summer heat led to my firing at the end of my first day. Life happens!
I soon applied for the US Marines and passed the initial screening. However, I got my next job at Architectural Millworks which made custom mahogany doors and windows. My responsibilities were cutting the trim and nailing the glass panes and wood panels. When completed, I had to use a palm sander on all surfaces of the finished product before they were sent out to the customer. I loved that job. I only had a 10 minute walk to work and making my lunch each morning left me feeling good and downright happy. I was employed again!
While working I applied for the MIT Aerospace Engineering degree program in Cambridge, Massachusetts but was not accepted. To this day that feeling of not being good enough never strayed too far from my memory. However, my next option was Northeastern University in Boston. I got my approval letter in the mail weeks later. Back then there was no email. Classes began the Winter semester which meant I had to tender my resignation after working for only 5 months.
What did I get myself into? The brutal chill and temps in my freshman year made even my Lands' End down winter coat seem ineffective. My toes and finger were usually numb and I paid the price of old man winter. Ten years later it was the reason for my exodus from Boston to my heaven on earth Florida.
My first job in Boston was working as a computer lab assistant using IBM machines since laptops at the time were non-existent and most students came to the lab to complete their projects and have them printed. How did I get this job? I needed to find a work-study job as part of my financial aid and just happened to be given a one day assessment to prove whether or not I could manage this new kind of position without any prior knowledge. I was a natural fit and loved every moment working my shift and becoming an expert using DOS commands. To this day I like to do what may seem impossible by others.
While in Florida I worked at T1MSN, Norwegian Cruise Lines Citrix and did many other freelance projects. Some may say that I am an IT Consultant or Web Designer or Web Master or Programmer Analyst or Game Designer. The main point is that I always get results.
I enjoy console, computer gaming and building websites. My love of aviation led me to purchase Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight. This led to the creation of my first add-on product Hopping Round the World Adventure for Microsoft FS2004 with more than 320K downloaded packs. After completing this amazing journey and without a significant update to the realism of the world everything stood still until the announcement of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2020 (MSFS 2020). 17 years had past and now I found something worthwhile to start a new EPIC adventure.
Ready Captain, the sequel to the HRW Adventure will be the World's BIGGEST Flightsim Adventure.
As a gamer you tend to be in control of your avatar exploring beneath the ocean, battlefields, air, space and everything in between.
In the real world you fight fires, save lives, give orders on submarines, carry out your mission using a stealth aircraft, tank, drone, helicopter, launch & dock your spaceship, dominate the battlefield, win trophies in sports plus protect & serve. Time and time again we look towards the Captain to set the table for mission success.
There is none BETTER than you!
Ready Captain. You Have Control.
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