I’m an Apple geek, pilot, and a motorcycle enthusiast. I blog about Macs, my life and more at JohnHendrix.me.
I also blog about my motorcycle adventures at Riding the Road.
This is my personal blog. It mostly covers technology and productivity with a focus on using Apple computers and iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. My mission is to help you learn more about Apple technology, web development, and other technologies that may help you enjoy life and be more productive with your time. Occasionally I will write about public safety issues and other items that I think will be a benefit to you.
I hope to create content that is helpful to you while also developing my own knowledge of technology, web design, and development. Learning new skills and experimenting is part of the fun for me. As I learn, I’ll try to share that knowledge with you as well.
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I began my working career after being commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army. I attended Indiana State University on a three-year Army ROTC scholarship and majored initially in computer technology and later changed my major and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Pilot Technology. After commissioning, I attended the Signal Officer Basic Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia and then the Battalion Signal Officer Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. I was then assigned to the 62nd Engineer Battalion, at Fort Hood, Texas. As the 62nd Engineer Battalion Signal Officer (some also refer to it as Communications-Electronics Staff Officer or CESO) I was responsible for all communications and electronics in the battalion.
Shortly after arriving at Fort Hood my unit went on alert and we deployed for Operation Desert Shield/Storm. My battalion was assigned to 20th Engineer Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps. I learned a lot about communications and leadership during my time in the Army. I left the Army after completing four years of active duty to pursue a career in public safety back in Indiana.
Once back in Indiana, I applied for and was hired to be a Trooper with the Indiana State Police. I attended the 51st Indiana State Police Recruit Academy, and I was appointed as a Trooper on December 4, 1994. I was then assigned to Lowell, Indiana, District #13 where I patrolled northern Lake County including the cities of Gary, Hammond, and East Chicago. After a couple of years there I transferred back to my hometown of Bloomington, Indiana where I served primarily in Monroe County at District #33. I also served as a Field Training Officer, a member of the Area III Tactical Intervention Platoon, and I spent two years on the South Zone Drug Interdiction Team.
While serving as a Trooper with the Indiana State Police, I began flight instructing part-time in small airplanes. After serving approximately 7 years with the Indiana State Police I was offered the opportunity to pursue a full-time career in aviation. I spent the next nine years flying mostly King Air 200’s and 350’s and Robinson R44 helicopters for several different companies. I rose to the rank of Chief Pilot. I also achieved the Master CFI designation from the National Association of Flight Instructors, as well as the FAA’s Gold Seal CFI designation. I currently hold a FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with a BE-300 type rating and a FAA Certified Flight Instructor certificate for airplanes and helicopters.
The downturn of the economy caused a severe impact on the aviation industry and I left the industry to find more stable employment. In 2010 I re-entered the public safety industry, combining my previous communications, law enforcement, and management experience to serve as the Executive Director of Jefferson County 911 Communications.
In 2017 I began Code Louisville and now I am combining my experiences to pursue my passion for coding, web development, and WordPress. If you’re interested in hiring me for a website project, or a permanent position, please contact me on Twitter, or via my contact page.
I have been married to my wife Suzanna for over twenty years. We have three horses and two dogs. We live just north of Louisville, Kentucky in southern Indiana.
In my free time, I enjoy designing websites, learning to code, reading, writing, and riding motorcycles. I attend Northside Christian Church in New Albany, Indiana. I also support our military veterans and various veterans’ causes through active participation in the American Legion and other veteran organizations.
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You can contact me via the contact page on this website.