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Peggy Hinsch, a Flight Attendant Trainer at The Travel Academy, offers students the opportunity to learn from an instructor who shares her 16 years of experience working as a flight Attendant and Flight Attendant Trainer. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications and Business Administration, Peggy followed her passion for travel and began her career with Northwest Airlines.

 

Peggy brings to our students her real-life experience of working as a flight attendant, flying domestic and international flights out of Detroit, San Francisco, and Minneapolis. After just two years with Northwest Airlines, Peggy was selected to instruct for Northwest Airlines in the Flight Attendant Recurrent Training program as well as the Initial Flight Attendant Program.

 

She equips The Travel Academy trainees with the knowledge of airline terminology, hands-on and ground school aircraft training, and emergency management preparation training so that the student can go on to successfully complete flight attendant training for any airline and earn their wings. In addition to her corporate training career at Northwest Airlines, Peggy's substitute teaching experience provides students with an instructor with a proven ability to make the classroom fun and conducive to learning, while considering all learning styles and learning disabilities that students may face.  

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Wendy Boles, a Flight Attendant trainer and Admissions Manager, joined The Travel Academy team with 17 1/2 years of experience in the airline industry as a Flight Attendant, Purser, and a trainer in the Annual Recurrent Training department while working at Northwest Airlines (Delta). As an Annual Recurrent Instructor, Wendy taught Flight Attendant emergency procedures, smoke filled cabin drills, aircraft door operations, decompressions, ditching drills, and proficiency checks on emergency equipment.

 

Wendy has experienced international travels in many countries such as; India, Holland, England, Germany, France, Japan, China, Philippines, Manila, Korea, Haiti, South Africa, Switzerland, and Mexico. With Wendy's enthusiasm for excellent customer service and her many letters of recommendations from her satisfied passengers, she will bring students a wealth of knowledge in the travel industry. In her spare time, she is a motivational speaker and has motivated many men and women with her upbeat, enthusiastic words of encouragement through conferences around the world.

In addition to Wendy instructing students, she also is the Admissions Manager and assists with enrolling students into the 120 hour and 300 hour programs.

 

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Travel Academy News

New Travel Careers- Spring, 2015!

Today was the beginning of new chapters in the lives of many people at The Travel Academy. 61 future flight attendants, cruise ship professionals, and travel agents came together to move forward in their new travel careers.

The day began with words of welcome and encouragement from president and owner Curt Armstrong. Placement Director TJ Bang followed with advice about the best way to land careers in the travel industry. Then instructors Miss Sheila, Miss Cindy, Miss Lynn, and Miss Julie gave the students a tour of the building. After the tour,... Read More!

Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:14:04

Two Graduations- Too Fun!

Friday marked an important day in the lives of many people. Two classes of future flight attendants, cruise line professionals, travel agents, and hospitality professionals ended their journeys at The Travel Academy to go on and put what they learned into practice.

Students from both the 300-Hour Expanded Program and the 120-Hour Overview celebrated with family, friends, Travel Academy staff, and each other. The 300-Hour graduation ceremony began with encouraging words from president and owner Curt Armstrong. Following speeches by instructors and Placement Director TJ Bang, student-elected class speakers gave... Read More!

Published: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:35:53