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 Karl T. Foerster

Karl T. Foerster

Vice President and General Manager

Captain Karl T. Foerster is Vice President and General Manager with Voyager Jet. A seasoned veteran, Karl has over 37 years of flight and management experience in the aviation industry. Captain Foerster has been a key member of Voyager Jet's private aviation management team for more than ten years.

Captain Foerster is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Voyager Jet's business and managing the day-to-day operations of the company including Flight, Maintenance, and FBO Operations. Working closely with the FAA on regulatory compliance and safety adherence is a priority with Captain Foerster. Understanding customer private aviation requirements and working with the team to distinguish Voyager Jet by the consistency of the private aviation service delivered is among his highest rewards.

After graduation from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Karl spent four years serving as Business Manager for the law firm of Gondelman, Baxter et al. During the mid 80's, Karl joined Corporate Jets in Pittsburgh where he trained and flew several aircraft including the Citation I & II series, Lear 25 and 35 series, and most notably the Lockheed Jetstar. Karl enhanced his aviation career in 1990 when he was hired with US Airways and based in Los Angeles. Ultimately returning to his home base in Pittsburgh, Karl flew several aircraft during his 13 year tenure as an airline pilot including the BAE 146, Boeing 737, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, and the Fokker 100.

Under Karl's leadership formerly as Director of Operations, Voyager Jet has successfully passed three consecutive industry audits from Aviation Research Group (ARG/US), earning the distinguished Platinum Rating. The exemplary maintenance of our aircraft combined with the professionalism of our fight crews and personnel makes Karl proud to be a part of the Voyager team.

Active in several memberships and community organizations, Karl previously has taught aviation courses at the Community College of Allegheny County. Captain Foerster presently holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with Type Ratings in the Boeing 737, Fokker 100, Gulfstream III, Hawker 125, Lockheed Jetstar, and LR-Jet series aircraft. With more than 11,000 accident and incident free hours of flight experience, 7000 hours jet time, and a current First Class Medical, Karl remains dedicated to the safe and efficient travel of business aviation. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Captain Foerster resides in Robinson Township with his family.

 
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