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Corporate Flight Attendant

Corporate Flight Attendant

Being a Corporate Flight Attendant is vastly different from being a Cabin Crew Member in an airline, as it often requires you to assume multiple roles such as chef, hostess, nanny, official greeter, secretary, personal assistant, travel agent and more, over and above the duties of those expected of any Air Hostess.  Whatever role you are required to assume, you must be good at it, and be able to think on your feet in a professional and confident manner.

Leadership skills and the ability to make sound decisions are an absolutely necessity, and the ability to maintain confidentiality is vital and sometimes the most important aspect of being a Corporate/VIP Flight Attendant.  VIP passengers value their privacy, and therefore nothing you see, hear or experience with these passengers is to be discussed without their explicit permission. 

A Corporate Flight Attendant is responsible for catering to each passengers’ individual needs with regards food, beverages, comfort and safety. Passengers may include royalty, politicians, celebrities or company executives, but regardless of their status all passengers should be given a First-Class Executive Service.  Finding out about any dietary requirements, allergies, likes and dislikes should be achieved before planning menus and services to be offered to the passengers.

Decorating and maintaining the interior of the aircraft is also the responsibility of a Corporate Flight Attendant, and it is important to establish what the passengers’ preference is with regards lighting, entertainment, newspapers and magazines, flower arrangements, and anything else the passenger considers to be important to make their flight comfortable and enjoyable.

Private Jets are furnished lavishly with expensive and exclusive fabrics and fittings. The crockery, cutlery and glassware are often fine china and crystal as per the individual passengers’ request or requirements.  A VIP/Corporate Air Hostess is responsible for ensuring the interior of the aircraft as well as any service equipment onboard is cleaned and maintained to the highest standards as these items are expensive and often not easily replaceable.

A Corporate Flight Attendant will often be the first person that the passenger sees and interacts with, therefore it is important to be immaculately dressed in the proper uniform and to greet the passengers professionally and warmly, and to make them feel welcome and comfortable in the aircraft throughout their flight.

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Flight Instructor Team

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With over 70 years of airline experience, our specialised team can provide you with world renowned quality training ranging from ground training facilitators to flight instructors.
Our training team is led by Captain Glen Warden and Captain Paul Dore who ensure that a seamless and professional training experience is provided to all our clients. Together they lead a dynamic team of highly trained instructors who are all active pilots at the forefront of airline operations.

Our Team of Fight Instructors boasts more than:

60 000 Hours on Boeing 737’s

10 000 Hours of flight training on modern narrow bodied aircraft

70 Years of Airline experience

Captain Paul Dore

External Training Manager
In an industry where hours matter, Paul Dore has more than put in his time. Over the years he has accumulated 18 000 accident-free hours of which 7 000 were on helicopters and 6 000 are as a flight instructor. Aside from experience, Paul has an innate instinct for flight and training that we have come to rely on at Alt. Pilot Training.
Paul has been involved in the Aviation industry since 1975. After starting in the military – a tough and thorough training ground – he progressed through Corporate Aviation industry to the Airlines. He has been actively involved with flying training since 1980 on both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. He attained Designated Examiner status with the SACAA in 1992.

Captain Glen Warden

Manager of Commercial Operations
Captain Glen Warden, Manager of Commercial Operations, understands first-hand the demands of a career in aviation. In an industry that is high-octane and where the stakes are high, he brings a lifetime of experience, savvy and innovative solutions to the team at Alt. Pilot Training.
Glen has been in the industry for over 40 years, with over 30 years as advanced instructor both in the South African Air Force, and the civilian aviation sector. Having studied at Universities of Stellenbosch Business School, Newport (California), Dallas Fort Worth, he has wide commercial business experience in providing innovative, value-add training solutions.

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