Midwest Powered Paragliding

MIDWEST PPG has been training safe pilots and selling top quality gear since 2004

Since the beginning, the focus has been on training conservative, safe pilots. Powered Paragliding can be a VERY safe sport as long as you follow a few guidelines. Midwest PPG is dedicated to teaching you these boundaries. We train and fly in the safest of conditions. We will never put a new pilot in the air when conditions are less than perfect. Remember, there are old pilots and there are bold pilots, BUT there are no OLD BOLD PILOTS!


Our Team

Dave Halcomb

Dave has been flying Powered Paragliders for nearly 20 years. Since Dave founded Midwest PPG in 2004, the school has grown from a hobby to help friends to one of the largest, most active schools in the United Stated. Annually, Midwest PPG trains more than 80 students a year from locations all over the U.S and the world.
Dave is a USPPA Instructor Administrator.
Dave’s personal equipment setup is the Miniplane Top80 Paramotor and the Macpara Colorado 23m Glider.

Brad Ragle

Brad learned to fly Paramotors in 2018 and immediately demonstrated a natural talent at the sport. He has an instruction background from the U.S. Army Schools of Air Assault and Pathfinder. He joined Midwest PPG in 2019 as an Instructor Trainee and is now a full time instructor.

His personal equipment setup is the Parajet Maverick Atom80 Paramotor and the Ozone Roadster 3 24m Glider

Matt Massie

Matt began his aviation career in General Aviation and skydiving, but transitioned strictly to gliders in 2010. He was trained in paragliding, speed flying and speed riding in California before learning paramotoring in 2015.
His certifications include USPPA Paramotor Instructor, P4 Paragliding, M2 Miniwing and Advanced SIV.
His personal equipment setup is the Scout Carbon Fiber Paramotor with Ozone Angel 140SQ Reserve and the Ozone Viper 4 18m Glider.

Jacey Massie

Jacey joined Midwest PPG in 2017 and handles our training booking, equipment purchasing and generally keeps us on track and organized. She’s usually the first person you meet when you join the Midwest PPG Family.
She is a paraglider and speed wing pilot and though she doesn’t fly paramotor yet, she plans on learning soon.

Midwest Powered Paragliding

(317) 296-7888

Office Hours (Offsite):

9 am – 5 pm EST   


Office Closed : Tuesday and Friday

Training Facility Hours:

Hours at the field vary due to weather and training schedules.  Please call to schedule an appointment prior to coming.

Mailing Address:

7851 Shannon Lakes Way
Indianapolis, IN 46217

Training Facility:

3477 S 200 E
Franklin, IN 46131