Our CEO of SkyAngels, Steffany Kisling, was recently invited as a guest on the Hantheon Podcast to talk about how the SkyAngels brand has helped her business soar.
The first time I ever walked through the sliding, glistening doors of the FBO (private jet terminal) and walked onto the tarmac and amongst the many private jets that sat there waiting for their next adventure just begging to go to somewhere amazing I knew I wanted to be a part of it - somehow.
There are many things I love about this industry, but here are the top three reasons why I love being a SkyAngel.
Juggling family, friends and flying IS possible and takes a good amount of energy but I have always been close to my siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, and, grandparents and will continue to be. In my opinion, you don't have to give up your family values to be in Private Aviation. You simply learn to do things a little differently then you would if you were working a 9 to 5 job.
As you may know, the SkyAngels' logo is an angel wing. Every graduate of SkyAngels SKYacademy receives their wing upon successfully graduating from our program. To graduate SKYacademy is no small feat, not all of the students who attend our training earn their wings, but for those who do, upon graduation, are given a gold wing to signify their commitment to make luxury travel more delightful for the private jet traveler. So, if you are a flight operator, broker, pilot, or aircraft owner and see the SkyAngels wing necklace around the neck of one of our Certified SkyAngels, you can rest assured she has the passion, drive, and commitment to provide a Delightful Experience for the private jet traveler, always putting her best foot forward.
Living a life of a SkyAngel changes the way you think about packing. Everything has a purpose and a proper place; if not- it doesn’t go. Frequently pilots and line crew say, “Wow this is the lightest Cabin Attendant suitcase I’ve ever carried!” in which I respond, “I’m a SkyAngel, I know how to pack.”
You can too, just put on your thinking cap and follow these steps…or just watch this video:
One of the greatest things I love about being a SkyAngel is the freedom this career has given me to travel the world both for work and for pleasure. People ask me where I have been and I always respond “Everywhere!” …at least that is how it feels.
I traveled to the Congo last summer. Solo, for three weeks. I didn’t tell my parents until a week before I left. I didn’t want them to have to worry any more than they needed to about having their little girl trekking thru, what is presumed to be, one of the most dangerous places in the world. (pssst! It’s not that scary.) Very few people in my life knew I was going until I was already there. I just had to go, for three reasons...
There is nothing that thrills me more than when I meet a kindred spirit. Someone who shares the excitement and passion that I do for private aviation. Trent is one of those men and I would love to share the story he so thoughtfully emailed to me one morning about his experience and joy as a Flight Attendant for the US military.
Once a flight is confirmed there is so much that goes into creating a delightful experience for the private jet traveler. It is amazing how many moving parts there are and how many different individuals are juggling these moving parts in order to create a flawless flight. A lot can go wrong, but a lot has to go perfectly in order to bring all these moving parts together.
Heather is one committed lady and is truly dedicated to her career as a SkyAngel. You will not find a more hard working or team oriented crewmember to compliment the rest of your team. Heather brings passion to everything she does and certainly aims to please everyone she comes into contact always treating everyone with equal respect and attention. She is a true professional.
Tell me a story.
I get this question A LOT from guests that I fly, people that I meet once they learn what I do, and of course from our SKYacademy students.
It’s fun to tell stories of the adventures I have been on and the things I have seen and experienced as a result of my career as a SkyAngel. Sometimes, like many corporate flight crew, I take it for granted and other times, most times, I am thrilled that I make a living from traveling the world on private jets, tending to the needs of the uber elite. It’s a career like none other and it’s fun!
Everyone believed I “had it all” as an international flight attendant and that I was living my dream. I had international flying, long layovers, and a new airplane. The lifestyle did seem unreal at times, but over the course of a few years, my commercial airline job wasn’t the vibrant and exiting existence that I wanted for myself. I desired a fresh adventure, and that’s when I became a SkyAngel.
There are too many great things to share about Karalee. It would take all day to list the many qualities that make this SkyAngel so special, but one thing is for certain this woman always has a smile on her face, takes challenges as an opportunity for growth and finds true pleasure in making sure that those in her presence leave with a smile on their face. Kara is always looking for new and exciting ways to make certain that her private jet in-flight guests have a truly delightful experience. Kara, finds adventure in everything. When she's not tending to the needs of her guests you can watch her kitesurfing and enjoying the freedom and lifestyle of a Corporate Flight Attendant. Enjoy getting to know this spirited SkyAngel in the following interview.
Wow! My first flight! I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited when I got the call I wanted to squeal and jump for joy. I just couldn’t contain my excitement. Finally, all my hard work and perseverance was paying off. I was more than ready to start soaring, but there was still so much more I knew I had to do to prepare for my flight. I was ready for this moment.
Devin puts her heart into everything she does. This lady soared at SkyAngels SKYacademy when it came to Service Excellence and putting together creative and beautifully presented meals to her guests. We know you will love having her on your flight, caring for your every need with perfect precision. Learn more about Devin and some of her favorite places to explore and enjoy!
Every day we receive many applications from individuals wanting to attend SkyAngels SKYacademy. These ladies want to travel the world as SkyAngels. But how badly do they want it?
During the application process, we speak with those we are considering accepting into SKYacademy and often, during these conversations, the applicant wants to know if we can guarantee work upon graduation. Our answer to this question is this…
Most of us, in our lifetime, have been called or heard the term “They are green.” which is generally meant to describe someone that is new to an industry, meaning they have little or no experience in the industry in which they are pursuing a career. It should NOT, however, be meant to suggest that the individual can not succeed or even be better at performing the roles and responsibilities of the position in which they pursue over someone who has been in the industry for years
If you are looking to become a flight attendant on private jets there are a handful of training companies within the U.S.A. that provide the training and certifications necessary to launch your career. So, why does SkyAngels make you apply to attend SKYacademy while the other training companies offer open enrollment where anyone can attend and obtain the training they need?
We love sharing our SKYcrew with you, providing the opportunity for you to get to know them on a deeper level, their passion for service, and desire to create a delightful travel experience for their guests. Our Certified SkyAngels are known as the best in the industry because they are always striving and tasking each other with becoming better every time they go wheels up. We know you and your clients will enjoy a flawless and enjoyable flying experience with a SkyAngel onboard. Please take a moment to learn more about Lauren and her favorite destinations and restaurants around the world.