Hello everyone. My name is Matthew D. Mayfield. I am married and have two beautiful kids. I have been flying a powered paraglider ever since August of 2010.
When I was a little kid I always loved air planes and going to Oshkosh air show and watching my grandpa and uncle Mike both fly. It was always my dream to fly and trying to get a plane and license just wasn't going to happen at my age. When my uncle Mike got into doing Powered Paragliding I knew that was my calling.
Every chance I got I always grabbed his glider and went out and started kiting with his help. Before I knew it I was proficient enough at kiting that Mike finally let me take his motor up for my first solo flight. I was hooked instantly.
I flew for a couple years and then started helping Mike train people part time. I have been a full time Instructor with Mike now since 2015 and love it. The thing I love most about training is getting to know new people and helping them make a dream come true. Thanks to Michael Mixer I am a very successful pilot and an amazing instructor.
I'm a certified instructor and a certified tandem pilot. Discover Powered Paragliding is my home away from home and I can't wait to share it with you.