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Curt Armstrong is the President and Owner of The Travel Academy. He brings over 27 years of Travel Industry experience to The Travel Academy. Curt graduated from a Minnesota based travel school in 1983. His professional career in the travel industry began as the Manager for a local travel agency. He was quickly promoted to Vice President of the Travel Agency Operations for a 40 million dollar travel agency. Curt decided to partner with a Northwest Airlines pilot to open a Uniglobe Travel Franchise which grew to 9 million in sales. He later bought out his franchise partner, and started his own American Express branch full-service travel agency- Adventure Travel & Cruises. His new agency also created an Independent Agent branch of over 50 Independent Travel Agents.

Aditionally, Curt held the well-respected position of vice President of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents). He also served on the UNIGLOBE Travel Franchise Board of Directors for 6 years, and was elected to the position of Vice President and President. In addition, Curt has worked in various training capacities of the travel industry. His patient and caring style of managing students, combined with his hands-on approach to assisting students with questions and concerns, will provide students with the confidence and tools needed to begin your professional travel career.




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How to Become a Flight Attendant- Know about Explosive Decompression

If you want to know how to become a flight attendant, you have to know about the many different emergency situations that may arise while in flight. One of these situations is known as explosive decompression. In general, decompression is defined as the inability of the aircraft?s pressurization system to maintain the designated cabin pressure.This is caused by a malfunction of the pressurization system or by structural damage to the aircraft.

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Published: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:41:42

How to Become a Flight Attendant- Learn About Airlines

It’s important to know the history of whatever field you want to work in. If you want to become a doctor, then it’s probably a good idea to know the history of how medicine came to be the way it is now. If you want to be a lawyer, you might want to look into how laws have evolved over the years. The exact same idea applies to flight attendants.

Today in Miss Lynn’s flight attendant class, students gave presentations about the history of an airline of their choice. Of course, bigger airlines such as Delta and United were common picks, but there were also smaller regional airlines that students... Read More!

Published: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:34:28