Tag: GR Members

Member Spotlight – Whistler

This week member spotlight is on long time member Whistler. Enjoy.

Discord Name: Whistler

Nationality: Polish-American

Age – “Old enough to be your daddy.”


“The HoverCat”

Whistler is your regular Joe… erm, Chris. Capable of wit but the delivery can be dry as the Sahara. Fatherhood likely to blame but loves it more than anything. Is out to have a good time while helping out where possible and tries not to take himself too seriously. Answers questions openly and doesn’t seem to tire of them.

He began his time with the Grim Reapers on their ground pounding team gaming ARMA 3. Through much time, attrition, and skill he was eventually promoted in series from his starting role as a fresh medic to squad leader. Currently heads Hades squad of Task Force Athena.

While patching up casualties in ARMA and getting to know the team, Whistler trained with the DCS virtual Sluggers squadron. Biding time for GR applications to open, he honed old semi-forgotten skills and unlearned bad facts from more inaccurate simulators. It was Cap’s Grim Reapers channel which helped dispel the shadows and cobwebs that had settled into his mind.

Then one day, a call to arms was required for a campaign mission, and Patreon donators such as himself (grateful for the learning experience), were invited to fill the empty slots for the duration.

Although he was shot down at a forced 4 to 1 odds and an enemy ship, he successfully suppressed the enemy Redfor BARCAP from bringing harm to his escort charge of an F-18 strike package. Requisite training and airframe requirements were met later and began flying regularly with the squadron soon after.

Has a small fleet of the various DCS modules today but is most partial to NATO Navy airframes. Oddly, considers carrier traps as more fun. Thanks to the Grim Reapers, Whistler gets the itch scratched for having fun flying again.

Member Spotlight – Stalker 06

This weeks member spotlight falls on Stalker06 – Our very own former Apache, Huey and Cobra Pilot!

Discord Name: Stalker 06

Nationality: American

Age – Not as old as Cap thinks I am… Never went to Vietnam Cap…


I am a retired Army Aviator, flying Ah-1s & Ah-64a.
Desert Storm Vet
Became an Emergency Room Nurse after.
Started DCS in 2013, and didn’t think I’d like the Helos, so I didn’t bother with them till a couple Years ago. I am sorry I waited to try them out! I thought ‘ After flying the best, why be disappointed’… Boy, was I wrong. I forgot how much I missed the UH-1… It is still a Cadillac!
I am truly amazed at the skill, knowledge base, and good nature of the guys in the Grim Reapers. I am a cancer survivor, and have never had any rude cracks about my voice cracking. This is a testament to the caliber of people that are attracted to this Squadron. Just hard to Sync up with your friends 13 hours ahead of you in Australia.

Member Spotlight – Ripcord

This weeks member spotlight is on Caps long suffering partner in crime Ripcord:

Discord Name:[GR] Ripcord

Nationality: American(West Coast)

Age – Old enough to know better


Playing DCS for around 7 years now. Just short of a year with the reapers. I have all modules and really enjoy mixing it up and flying the different modules. I can fly them all but an expert at none! Most of my free time is spent keeping Cap from revealing passwords, credit card numbers, etc on his stream. I always do things wrong at first so Cap feels good about what he is doing. Love being in the Reapers, Everyone is awesome!