Avionics News May 2022 - 48

- I N T E R V I E W B Y
A
At just 31 years old, Foster
has squeezed a lifetime of
experiences into those three
decades. She grew up in
Columbus, Wisconsin, a small
town east of Madison, and joined
the Army at 17, leaving for active
duty just one week after her high
school graduation. During her
service, Foster was stationed at
Fort Rucker and at Fort Campbell
with the 7-17 CAV 159th CAB,
101st Airborne Division as well as
in Afghanistan and Germany.
She married, had an adorable
A
s customer service manager
at Aspen Avionics in
Phoenix, Arizona, Heidi
Foster manages hundreds of
details a day for the company's
network of nearly 700 dealers.
Thankfully, five years in the U.S.
Army as an aviation operations
sergeant prepared her well for the
monumental organizational feats
that she employs every day to keep
up with it all.
48 avionics news * may 2022
little boy named Khiry, got
divorced, medically retired from
the military, and moved to Phoenix
- a city she didn't even know -
to start a new life. It's here in
Arizona where she found Aspen
Avionics, an innovative company
specializing in aftermarket flight
display systems for general aviation
aircraft. Foster put her aviation
knowledge and operations skills
to work as a customer service
assistant in 2018 and was quickly
promoted to customer service
manager in June 2019.
Avionics News recently talked
with Foster to find out what she's
enjoyed most in aviation so far,
how the military prepared her for
her role at Aspen Avionics, and
what she sees as her future in the
industry.
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» » » Heidi Foster, Customer service manager for Aspen Avionics
Tell me about your
service in the military.
I began at Fort Rucker,
Alabama, at the school
for aviation operations. I
served four years at Fort
Campbell, Kentucky, as
an aviation operations
specialist and two years in
Wiesbaden, Germany, in
the VIP unit. I also served
as an RTO radio operator
in the Tactical Operations
Center in Kandahar,
Afghanistan.
What was your role in the
VIP unit in Germany?
I managed flight operations.
Basically, our mission was to fly
VIPs - generals, higher ranking
military personnel, politicians
- around Europe in Beechcraft
C-12s and Blackhawks. As flight
operations sergeant, I managed
the whole of flight operations,
including flight records, aircraft,
fueling, the weather, et cetera.
What have you enjoyed
most in aviation?
Working in the VIP unit in
Germany was the best time in my
life, and it still is to this day.
At the 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Heidi Foster
met AeroShell acrobatic pilot Bryan Regan. The
AeroShell team flies with Aspen's avionics systems
in their North American AT-6 Texans.

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