Shawn Elder

Assistant Instructor


Hi! I'm Shawn Elder and my wife is Tiffany Elder. We current reside in Keokuk, Iowa, where we are both from. I work for Midwest Industrial Services as a pipe welder, which keeps me busy. My family and I love being outdoors and just hanging out.

With the training from Michael Mixer at Discover Powered Paragliding, I was able to become a PPG pilot. Mike taught me everything I know. He is knowledgeable and always there to help.

I have traveled to Salt Lake City to do a SIV/maneuver course with Chris Santacroce to strengthen my skills, which was an awesome experience. With the help from Michael Mixer and Francisco De Santis, I was able to earn my Instructor certification and Tandem rating as well.

I have been helping train part time with Mike at Discover Powered Paragliding since 2016. I absolutely love flying, it has been a dream as a child and I want to help others achieve their dreams of flying too.

  • USPPA Instructor and Tandem Ratings
  • SIV with Chris Santacroce