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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

American and Norwegian cruisers!

Yesterday was yet another huge day for Travel Academy career placement. No fewer than 24 people walked out of The Travel Academy’s doors with new cruise careers at American Cruise Lines and/or Norwegian Cruise Line- two of the biggest cruise lines in the world. Many students were offered jobs by both lines!

The Travel Academy has had longstanding partnerships with both ACL and NCL for several years. They love our students, and we love their cruise lines. These new employees will go around the nation to be trained and stationed for their respective cruise lines. Here they will use the knowledge that they... Read More!

Published: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:46:23

American Cruise Lines Cruises to The Travel Academy!

Travel Academy students had yet another opportunity to begin new careers today at the American Cruise Lines recruitment event.

ACL representatives Joe and Blaine have both visited The Travel Academy several times, and we always enjoy having them. ACL has recruited many Travel Academy students over the years. Education Director Miss Cindy also has adopted much of their training material into our cruise ship school curriculum. In fact, The Travel Academy is the only school a person can graduate from and... Read More!

Published: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:07:23