R. V. Foster has written twenty-four instructional books,
countless magazine articles and written, produced and directed
many informational video programmes.
He has also created a multitude of corporate
brochures and information packages for clients such as Mooney
Aircraft, Piper Aircraft, Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, Drexel
Burnham Lambert, Jeffereys & Co., Chase Manhattan Bank,
Campbell's Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive Europe, The Wall
Street Journal Europe, Booz-Allen Hamilton, World Insurance
Network, Video Arts, Monarch Life Insurance, WCRS Advertising,
Quest Media and Brussels International Airport Company among
was born and educated in England, attending Lancing
College. His first job was as office boy at Radio
Luxembourg's London office, which he took at the age
his early career, he worked for six years in Procter
& Gamble of Canada's advertising department, most
recently as a TV commercial producer.
spent most of his adult life in North America.
"His credentials are impeccable."
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Many of Foster's
24 books have been translated into other languages,
such as French, Spanish (Spain and Mexico), Portuguese,
Russian, Polish, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Turkish
and, yes, even Australian.
P&G he spent a year as a media supervisor at Cockfield-Brown
in Toronto, then one of Canada's largest advertising
agencies, working weekends as an instrument and multi-engine
flying instructor and air-taxi pilot. This became
a full-time job for the next three years, while he
wrote his first three books, aviation training manuals,
favourite air taxis,
the Beech Baron.
were the Fostair Instrument Rating Course,
the Fostair Airline Pilot Course and Fostair
Pilot's Guide to Canada, the latter produced to
celebrate Canada's centennial in 1967. 10,000 copies
of the Instrument Course were sold, which is how many
instrument-rated pilots there were in Canada, and
the book became the standard text there.
held an airline transport pilot licence, and accumulated
over 4000 flying hours.