Our Philosophy

Over the last Decade, we’ve developed and refined a complete training package based on, and exceeding the USPPA guidelines. Our students go home with not only the skills necessary to fly paramotors, but the knowledge to keep themselves and others safe and the wisdom to make sound decisions as Pilot in Command of an aircraft.

You’ll be training on our gear. Your training is broken down into 2 phases. First off, you’ll get extensive training in the field ground handling your glider and classroom work covering laws of the sky, glider and motor essentials, weather and safety.
In Phase 2, we’ll put everything together in flight and develop your ability to skillfully take off, fly and land your glider.

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Meet 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.

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.


Based on 32 reviews
micah lohrum
micah lohrum
Great guys! Great place to learn to fly!
Michael Vance
Michael Vance
Went to 3 different classes, learned more at Midwest by a long shot!! Very exciting, and thorough
Tom Cone
Tom Cone
Dave and Brad lent their expertise to help me with a review of my equipment and techniques
Ian The Real G
Ian The Real G
I am still flying 5 years later. Every day of class I was learning new critical information for safely piloting a PPG. Bottom line is if you want to fly PPG for a long time and stay alive you need lessons from a teacher with a ton of experience flying and teaching. Matt and Dave are the guys. This is as safe as it gets.
Jason Maurillo
Jason Maurillo
Training is great and the instructors are amazing at their jobs.
Ryan K.
Ryan K.
Dave and Brad were amazing instructors! I highly recommend Midwest PPG! This was a great way to learn about the community, proper techniques and how to fly safe!
Dylan Morris
Dylan Morris
I did my training in early August of 2022. Dave, Brad, and Matt were all phenomenal instructors. The classroom section was great and I feel like I have a great understanding behind the technical side of ppg. The actual flying was also great, they made sure that we understood all the mistakes we were making, and corrected them early. We even had the opportunity to do a cross country at the end of the week. Overall I would recommend MidwestPPG to anyone looking to get into the sport.
John Weed
John Weed
I trained at Midwest PPG in the Fall of 2021. Dave and Brad were super professional in how they run their training program. They prioritize safety above all else and after very thorough ground instruction, I felt very confident to take my first flights into the sky. Having those guys as calm voices on the radio when you have a million things going thru your head as a new pilot. is incredibly reassuring. They covered all the basics and then some in the their ground school and I can confidently say they are my go-to referral for anyone wanting to get into the sport.

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