Meet the Team
Dusty is a Commercial Single Engine Land/Sea and Multi-engine pilot and has been an A&P mechanic since May of 2017. He is an Authorized Inspector and currently flies a Cessna 340A professionally along with his duties of running the business. He has an AA in Aviation Maintenance, and a BS in Aviation, Intercultural Studies, and Business.
Cash is the airport dog. He is a chow/lab mix and loves to bark at people and airplanes alike. While his bark may seem ferocious, he is nothing but a big baby and is trying to get your attention so that you will rub his head. Fair warning though, if you do pet him, you will from that point on be expected to continue petting him until you leave the premises.
Clay (AKA “Shop Rat” AKA “The Gopher”) is a young A&P in training who specializes in cleaning of aircraft, parts, and keeping the shop in tip top shape. Clay recently graduated the Pulaski County Highschool as “Prom King” and currently attends New River Community College pursuing a degree in business. He participates in the “ACCE” program where, in exchange for keeping his grades up and a certain amount of volunteer work, his education is paid for in full. He’s such a go-getter!
How did the company come to be?
Foster Aviation and Mobile Maintenance started out of the need for quality aircraft maintenance at a reasonable price. Currently, there is a lack of qualified skilled labor in the Aviation Industry on both the maintenance and flight sides of the line. Our goal has, and will always be, to be able to meet the needs of the “little guy” who just wants to fly, as well as the business person traveling from A-B, and to do so with fairness and integrity in mind.
What are you up to right now?
Currently, we are still in the process of outfitting our new hangar that was purchased in Spring of 2022 in order to best meet the needs of our customers and staff.
Where do you hope to end up?
With the increasing customer base and need for a larger staff, we ultimately have plans to be able to provide the New River Valley and surrounding areas service for all of their maintenance and flight needs, including but not limited to, instruction, acquisition, and charter services.