Wendy Stafford, Founder of FACT, was a Flight Attendant with Delta Air Lines, Eastern Airlines and AirTran Airways.
I began my career as a Flight Attendant with Delta Air Lines.
It actually began at age 4, when I saw a children’s television show featuring a Flight Attendant.
The snappy uniform and the dreams of adventures all over the world were calling to me, and there was never any deviation from my goal of becoming a Flight Attendant.
During my college years, I watched the skies while walking to classes, dreaming of a Flight Attendant career.
The dream was finally fulfilled when I applied and was accepted for training with Delta Air Lines.
After 6 ½ weeks of action-packed training in Atlanta, GA, I was thrilled to earn my wings!
My first domicile was in New Orleans, followed by a move to Atlanta.
Shortly thereafter, my best friend who was a Flight Attendant at Eastern Airlines, convinced me to come over to Eastern, an airline that had a Flight Attendant base in my home town of Washington, DC.
At that time, Eastern was the largest U.S. airline.
I have traveled all over the world; I’ve flown to St. Thomas for a day of shopping, to New York for dinner and a show; I saw historical and ancient sites in Europe, the green fields of Ireland, volcanoes in Hawaii and gotten an aerial view of the Grand Canyon.
I’ve had ski layovers in Portland, sightseeing in San Francisco and tanned on the beaches of the Caribbean.
I’ve met many famous musicians, a White House press team, many athletic teams and scores of celebrities.
There is simply no other career in the world like this one!
I don’t like routine and I wanted to see the world, so this was definitely the career for me!
After a few years with Eastern, my career there came to an end when the airline shut down. It was time to regroup again, so back to school I went, this time to study nursing.
I worked in in psychiatric nursing, developing and implementing self-esteem programs and facilitating wellness workshops – it was very enjoyable, but the airline bug was still biting, and it wasn’t long before the nursing took a back seat and became part-time, when I was hired to be the assistant to the base manager at ATA, a large charter airline.
After 2 years there, ATA closed the Orlando Flight Attendant base, which was a huge disappointment to me, and I was then hired as a Flight Attendant at AirTran Airways.
People began asking me how to become a Flight Attendant, and an idea formed – I thought that it would be a good idea to help others to obtain their dream of becoming a Flight Attendant.
I wanted to learn more about how recruiting worked, so I took the Flight Safety International’s Flight Attendant Recruiting program, which taught me exactly what airlines look for in their Flight Attendant candidates.
I collaborated with numerous airlines and put a program together that has successfully helped thousands of aspiring Flight Attendants to achieve their career goals.
My program has been featured on CNN, The Aviators, National Geographic, Fox and Friends, in and the Daily Buzz, & The Evening News with Diane Sawyer.
I have been widely quoted, including comments in the best-selling book “Flying High – How JetBlue Founder and CEO David Neeleman Beats the Competition” by James Wynbrandt, and “In the Event of a Water Landing” by Michael G. Walling and interviewed in the New York Times and NPR.
I am passionate about my exciting career, and my number one goal is to help YOU achieve your dream career! – Wendy Stafford
Are you ready for an exciting career as a Flight Attendant?