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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

We Choose Cruise

Students from both the 120-hour and 300-hour courses visited the Radisson Hotel near the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN for a recruitment presentation by Norwegian Cruise Line. Students used the cruise information that they learned in their training in order to prepare for this day’s events. They also perfected their personal appearance from all of the notes they received yesterday during their “appearance checks.” Indeed, they looked like confident and polished candidates, ready to be employed and do a great job.

As one of the Norwegian Cruise Line... Read More!

Published: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:08:27

Appearance Matters

Today at The Travel Academy, the 300-hour students were groomed with a fine-tooth comb during an activity simply deemed “appearance check.” In these sessions, students dress and present themselves as professionally as possible for their chosen paths: flight attendant, cruise line professional, or travel agent. Then our instructors check over every aspect of their appearance: clothing, hair, makeup, nails, shoes, jewelry, etc.

There are many different elements that are involved in creating a professional ensemble, and they all need to be held to the highest scrutiny. Many travel companies have very... Read More!

Published: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:34:30