About Us

Scott Baxter

Scott Baxter inherited his love for flying from his father, who was a fixed wing pilot. Scott learned of powered paramotors, took lessons, and soloed his first flight in October 2004.  He later furthered his training by becoming a USPPA instructor/tandem administrator and quality equipment importer. Scott shared his passion for flight with his best friend Steve Reed, and together they co-founded Midwest Parajet in Minooka, Illinois. Together over the years, they have helped countless men and women earn their wings with the goal of keeping safety a number one priority. In 2021, with great honor, Scott joined a skilled group of pilots to form the flying demonstration paramotor team of Airythmia! The team performs at many air shows throughout the year.

Steve Reed

Steve Reed is a true outdoor person. He has a passion for learning new things and teaching others. Once successful at many ground activities, he took to the sky! In 2011, he earned his Instructor rating from Eric Dufour and 2019 USPPA Instructor/Tandem Administrator from Chad Bastian. He and his best friend Scott Baxter co-founded Midwest Parajet in 2010, and began sharing their love of flying with students from around the United States. Steve and Scott are proud importers of Parajet motors and Bruce Goldsmith Design wings. Steve is a member of the skilled paramotor flying team, Airythmia.

Paramotor Training is Our Specialty

Scott Baxter and Steve Reed make up Midwest Parajet. From training you how to fly to maintenance on your equipment and everything in between, Scott and Steve are here for you! If they are not in the office, you might want to look up as flying is their passion!

Midwest Parajet are proud to be partners of Parajet Paramotors and Bruce Goldsmith Design. Learn more at each of their sites.

For more information on any of Midwest Parajet’s services, please contact Scott and Steve.