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Flight Attendant Training Program

Love to Fly? Want the Chance to Travel? Seeking a Career Change? Our Flight Attendant Training Course Can Help! This program was designed by & is instructed by industry professionals with many years of Flight Attendant & Airline Training Experience. 

Get ahead of your peers & take our 3-day course, which is recognized and preferred by many airlines. International students accepted! B1/B2 visa is required for training. All students must be 18 or older with a GED/high school diploma.

The training we provide exceeds the minimum standards set by the FAA. Our program provides the knowledge necessary to perfect your skills as a flight attendant with complete confidence and the highest level of safety. Enrolling gives you the chance to gain in-depth knowledge and a guaranteed interview with the airlines. Train. Get Hired. Fast.

*Travel expenses, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the individual. An iPad is required to download our training app. 

3-Day Flight Attendant Training Course

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  • Location: Kissimmee, Florida

  • Total cost is $750 (includes $300 non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot & all necessary training materials, excludes travel expenses)

Curriculum:

  • Hands-on training

  • Interview & resume prep

  • Airline recruiters conduct on-site interviews

  • Certification of completion

  • & much more!


Upcoming Course Dates:
October 9-11th
December 4-6th 

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Flight Attendant Career Facts:

What do flight attendants do? 

Flight attendants provide routine air travel services for passengers and respond to emergencies to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers from the departure gate to the arrival gate. Before the plane takes off, flight attendants greet passengers as they board the aircraft, direct them to their seats, and provide assistance as needed. Next, flight attendants demonstrate the proper use of safety equipment to all passengers. During the flight the flight attendants will usually provide food and beverage service, sometimes multiple times, depending on how long the flight will last. Before the plane lands, flight attendants ensure that seatbelts are fastened, seats are locked in the upright position, and all carry-on and galley items are properly stowed. And prior to leaving the plane, flight attendants will survey and clean the cabin to prepare for the next flight.

What is the work environment like for flight attendants?

Flight attendants work primarily in the cabin of passenger aircraft. Dealing directly with the public and standing for long periods can be stressful and tiring. Occasionally, flight attendants must deal with turbulence, which can make providing service more difficult and causes anxiety in some passengers. Although rare, dealing with emergencies and unruly customers also can be difficult and cause stress.

What is a flight attendant’s work schedule like? 

Flight attendants have schedules that often vary. They can expect to work nights, weekends, and holidays because airlines operate 365 days a year and some airlines offer overnight flights. In many cases, a contract between the airline and the flight attendant union determines the total daily and monthly hours they can work. A typical shift can range from 12-14 hours a day. However, shift time can be increased for international flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires flight attendants to receive at least 9 consecutive hours of rest following any duty period before starting their next shift.

Flight attendants typically fly 75-100 hours a month and spend another 50 hours a month on the ground, preparing flights, writing reports, or waiting for aircraft to arrive. They might spend several nights a week away from home. Employers will typically arrange for hotel accommodations and a meal allowance during these times.

A flight attendant’s home base and route are generally based on seniority. New flight attendants have to be willing to be flexible with their schedule and location. Most flight attendants start out working on call, also known as reserve status. Flight attendants on reserve usually live near their home airport since they may have to report to work on short notice.

What kind of training is required by the airline?  

While there is no specific certification required in order to get hired, individuals who go through a training class like ours will gain a significant leg up over their peers that have no initial experience. Then once a flight attendant is hired, airlines provide their own training program, ranging from 3-8 weeks. The training usually takes place at the airline’s flight training center. Trainees learn emergency procedures such as evacuating aircraft, operating emergency equipment, and administering first aid. They also receive specific instruction on flight regulations, company operations, and job duties. At the end of training, students go on practice flights where they must pass an initial training assessment. Those who pass will receive an FAA Certificate of demonstrated proficiency and will start working as a flight attendant.

Are there any other requirements to become a flight attendant? 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be eligible to work in the United States, have a valid passport, and pass a background check and drug test. They must have vision that is correctable to at least 20/40 and often need to conform to height and weight requirements (in order to reach the overhead bins and walk comfortably down the aisle). Flight attendants also may have to pass a medical evaluation if required by the airline. Previous customer service experience in positions like restaurants, hotels, or resorts may be helpful as well as experience in sales or in other positions that require close contact with the public and focus on service to customers. While a degree is not required, many airlines prefer applicants with a college degree in hospitality and tourism, public relations, business, social science, or communications. Flight attendants who work on international flights may have to be fluent in a foreign language as well. Flight attendants should be able to present a professional appearance and not have visible tattoos, body piercings, or an unusual hairstyle or makeup while on duty. 

What is the salary and job outlook like for flight attendants?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, as of 2016, the median pay for flight attendants is $48,500 per year. Entry level flight attendants can expect to start out around $14-$15 an hour. Flight attendants can expect to receive medical insurance and other employee benefits while working for an airline and will also be granted travel benefits for themselves and immediate family members. As the aviation industry continues to grow, many airlines are replacing smaller regional aircraft with new, larger planes that can accommodate a greater number of passengers. This change will likely increase the number of flight attendants needed on some routes. Job opportunities may be slightly better at regional or low-cost airlines for entry level flight attendants. 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Flight Attendants.


What’s the First Step?

The first step is to fill out our application, then someone from AeroStar will contact you shortly to notify you of your training status. We look forward to having you train with us!

Questions? Contact us at (407) 888-9011 or email us at info@aerostartyperatings.com 

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