Jared Savage was born and raised in Compton, California, where his interest as a pilot began.
He was raised by his mother and grandmother, and grew up with his twin. Often watching the
Koala Brothers, his interest in aviation was ignited at a young age. He would often look in the
sky as he drove past airports, fascinated by all of the planes. During his senior year of high
school, Jared obtained his private pilot license at the age of 18, the same year he was accepted
to Tuskegee University.
Unable to afford continuing his flight training, Jared worked as a lineman at Moton Field for
almost a year, eventually earning enough money to complete his instrument rating. While
finishing his training, he met an instructor named Chris Hamm, who introduced Jared to Gen.
Sparrow and Hammond Cobb. He was granted a scholarship, and proceeded to become the
first flight instructor for the Red Tail Scholarship Foundation.
Jared was drawn to SouthWings because he firmly believes in the intersection of Aviation and
environmental science and well being. He also volunteers for Angel Flight and Pilots and Paws.
He is a cast member in the aviation documentary, Red Horizon.