Our team is made up of people who live and breathe aviation and service. True Aviators.
This. Is. My. LIFE.
I'm Eric Farewell: husband, father, and adventurer born and raised in Central Florida.
Flying is all I ever dreamt of doing. From my earliest memories flying aerobatics with my grandfather to years spent teaching people to fly fixed wing ultra lights, I've had a life long fascination with flight.
I’ve spent the past couple of years discovering how best to teach paramotoring, realizing that each person is individual in what they do and the pace that they learn. So, I’ve worked hard to be a personal and hands-on teacher, allowing me to better understand my students needs and to teach them more effectively. I still do my very best to fly at least five days a week, and often travel around the world to fly exhibitions and events… Sharing the beauty and joy of paramotoring with many!
As a student, you can expect an intimate training atmosphere in a sport with ever increasing popularity. I’ll teach you everything from the basics of safety and procedure, to the confidence and wisdom needed to fly at a higher level. And… I’ll do it all at your pace. I’m truly honored that my former students are often complimented on their graceful flying skills and their respect for the safety of the sport.
My heart has always been in the clouds, I hope to show you why I enjoy it so much.
Here To Serve,
This is REAL Aviation
Flying since 12 years old, Travis is co-owner of Aviator PPG and full time instructor. His wealth of aviation experience includes over 6 years flying paramotors, and over 20 years serving as a United States Coast Guard Officer, Search and Rescue pilot and military flight instructor in HC-144 Ocean Sentry and the HU-25 Falcon jet. He holds FAA multi-engine Airline Transport Pilot and Commercial Flight Instructor certificates as well as many aircraft type ratings.
Travis is meticulous in continuing to perfect our training curriculum and in ensuring our students needs are met both in the classroom and in the air. He works hard to help student’s dial in their understanding of every piece of information they might need for their paramotor flying experience. Travis, his wife and two young children made their home here in Lake Wales Florida in Jan 2015 for the sole purpose of joining our team and furthering our efforts to build the premier training experience we offer.
This is Kyle!
Kyle was born in the small town of Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Having worked as a railroad conductor and earning a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, he learned to fly Paramotors with his father 4 years ago and hasn't looked back. In January 2017 Kyle moved to Florida to join our Aviator Team. He has experience flying paramotors around the world including Australia as well as aerobatic training in Spain. He is meticulous, energetic, and friendly, and we very excited to have him as an outstanding addition to our Aviator Team!
This is our Fantastic Business Manager, Mary!
Mary is a native of Michigan. She moved here in 2005 to pursue her skydiving habit. Life has taken her many places including Australia, Venezuela, Indonesia, Ireland, France and Martinique. She recently settled down and married her long time friend Matt; a skydiver/pilot. They live nearby with his two sons. Mary’s love of adventure and aviation sports makes her a great fit for our team here at Aviator. We’re glad to have her!
This is our Highly Qualified School Manager, Chris:
Chris Garrison and lives on the east coast of Florida next to Kennedy Space Center and is a retired Mechanical Engineer from SpaceX (ask him about Elon Musk).
He grew up immersed in aviation and earned a private pilots license at age 17, commercial at 18. He also flew ultralights for several years and also gave flight instruction (USUA certified flight instructor). He has MANY skydiving jumps and many many paramotor flights and his calm demenor and his careful attention to detail makes him a rockstar instructor!