David L. Savoie (Dave) was the founder and owner of US Aircraft Finance, a company that provides financing solutions for aircraft owners and operators across the country. He passed away on May 5th, 2023.
Dave was born with a passion for flying and service to his country. He joined the US Air Force as a young man and served for 22 years, rising through the ranks to become a highly decorated Lt. Colonel, pilot, and leader. He flew countless missions, including combat operations, and earned numerous awards and commendations for his courage, skill, and dedication to duty.
After retiring from the Air Force, Dave worked in the banking industry for over 30 years but found it challenging to provide the level of service he desired due to various interferences. Dave decided to bring his two passions of aviation and finance together and in 1998, he founded US Aircraft Finance, driven by a mission to offer unbiased and reliable customer service in a field he understood and loved. He saw the need for a dedicated and knowledgeable financing service that could streamline the complexities of aviation financing and offer a seamless customer experience.
Dave’s extensive knowledge of aircraft and financing was instrumental in building US Aircraft Finance into a trusted and respected name in the aviation industry. He helped countless individuals and businesses achieve their aviation goals and dreams by providing personalized financing solutions and exceptional customer service. Today, US Aircraft Finance stands as a testament to Dave’s entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to excellence, and commitment to helping others.
Dave’s legacy is one of service, innovation, and inspiration. He embodied the values of duty, honor, and country, and his commitment to excellence and innovation was unwavering. He was a leader who inspired and empowered those around him, and his generosity and kindness were felt by all who knew him.
Dave will be missed dearly, but we take comfort in knowing that his legacy will live on. He leaves behind a thriving business that will remain Veteran-managed under the command of Veteran Alex S. Dubra whom Dave hand-picked and trained a decade ago. As the managing director and pilot himself, Alex has been instrumental in the continued growth of US Aircraft Finance and will continue on, in honor of Dave.
Fly high, Dave. You will be remembered as a hero, a leader, and a friend. Your legacy will continue to inspire and guide us for years to come.