SafeHeliapd was created by aviators for aviation operations. In 2016 the Founders of SafeHelipad had spent a combined 46 years conducting military, U.S. Presdential helicopter transport, air medical, logistics, and combat operations world wide and were sick and tired of having no technology for managing high value vertical takeoff & landing locations. The clipboards, folders, and spreadsheets were inaccurate, not up to date, could not be shared quickly, were not secure, and could not be relied upon for accurate single source of truth data and information to make proper mission critical decisions. Thus SafeHelipad was born. The software was created and perfected to be a single source of truth secure repository to manage high value mission critical locations worldwide and bring vertical takeoff & landing operations into the modern digital data sharing age. These missions, aircrew, passengers, and equipment deserve nothing less.
Michael W. Middleton (Major USMC Retired) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico is a graduate of Clemson University (BA Language and International Trade (Spanish), and the Naval Postgraduate School (MBA), Monterrey, CA. He was commissioned a U.S. Marine Officer, and completed The Basic School (TBS) for Officer training and Naval flight training in Pensacola, FL and was designated a Naval Aviator (#24271).
Major Middleton served in various capacities and locations during his active duty career in the Marine Corps as a fleet helicopter pilot (CH53D) in support of Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) operations globally. He also served as a Forward Air Controller/Air Officer with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines; a fixed wing Naval Flight Instructor with Naval Flight Training Squadron Two (VT 2); Defense System Analyst & Acquisition Officer at Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM); and as a Command Pilot qualified in VH-3D, VH-60N, CH-53E, and CH 46E aircraft and Director White House Liaison Office (DirWHLO) for Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) responsible for worldwide rotary wing transport of the President and Vice President of the United States. He is also a qualified U.S. Navy SCUBA Diver and holds civilian certification as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) airplane multiengine, Commercial & Instrument Rotorcraft Helicopter, and Certificated Flight and Instrument (CFI/CFII) airplane instructor.
Michael retired from the United States Marine Corps and is currently the Founder and CEO of SafeHelipad Software Systems & M3 Partners providing software technology to organizations with vertical takeoff and landing infrastructure and aeronautical consulting for standardization, compliance, safety, and operations. SafeHelipad Software Systems Mission is to ensure the safest vertical takeoff & landing facilities in the world for aircrew, passengers, aircraft, cargo & equipment to accomplish the mission & protect lives.