Randy Groover III was born and raised in McDonough, Georgia. He attended Luella High School and played baseball all four years. Randy’s next chapter began at Middle Georgia State University where he currently majors in Aviation Science and Management. He then discovered his true love in flying after his first flight in a Piper Warrior on April 10th 2019. From then on, Randy knew exactly what he wanted to do and had all the ambition in the world to achieve it! He later on joined an organization called Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP).
Randy was curious about what it would be like to actually fly an airplane and be in complete control. Everyday he’d look up into the blue abyss we call the sky and find a plane while imagining himself in the captain's seat flying the aircraft. This led to him taking a huge leap of faith and asking God to help him follow his dreams while attending Middle Georgia State University to attain the right licenses to go to the airlines. Randy’s journey started at Middle Georgia State University August 8th 2018 and later on went and achieved his Private Pilot License along with his Instrument Rating. Randy plans to fly at the cargo airlines to save money to purchase his own aircraft and travel the world. He plans to do motivational speaking alongside taking students up to show them that nothing’s impossible. His motto is whatever you want in life, all you have to do is believe in yourself . Randy’s slogan when speaking is B.Y.B which stands for Be Your Believer. He always says, if you can believe in yourself everyone else will, but no one will believe in you if you don’t believe in you. You can’t count on others to be there to motivate and pick you up, but you have to be your own motivation, and pick yourself up when tough times are amongst you.
Randy’s journey at the RedTail Scholarship Foundation came to life August 14th 2021. Randy is extremely grateful for his opportunity to be a part of the RedTail Scholarship Foundation. He struggled to pay for his commercial license but wouldn’t give up trying to find ways to fund his training. He then later found out about the foundation and by the Grace of God, he was able to receive the scholarship to fly at Moton Field here in Tuskegee. This foundation will help Randy achieve his dreams to become a professional pilot and travel the world while speaking life and motivation to young aviators and individuals around the world telling them that, as long as you have the willpower to keep going, there will always be a way. There’s a famous line he loves to say, “where there’s a will there’s a way!” He also loves the quote by Martin Luther King Jr. “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”