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Flight Attendant

Course Dates:

This course can be taken at any time.


7 weeks

Course Cost:

R14 955.00 (incl VAT) This fee includes: o all training materials o all practical expenses o lunch on days that students are at Cranfield o the SA CAA exam fee This fee excludes the following: o the Aviation Medical this should be done before attending the course to rule out any conditions which may prevent you from pursuing a career as a flight attendant o the License Fee (currently R 310.00) payable to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SA CAA) on completion of the SA CAA exam o any photographs that may be required for Cranfield, SA CAA or job application purposes 2 x colour passport photos for Cranfield; 2 x colour passport photos for SA CAA as well as full length and head & shoulders photos for your CV o SA CAA exam rewrite fees o Travel and accommodation o Swimming lessons o any additional expenses incurred

Course Type:


Course Location:

Main Location (Johannesburg)

Course Description:

The work of a flight attendant is very exciting and offers the opportunity to meet different people. From the moment you welcome passengers onboard the aircraft, their safety and comfort are your concern. You will be demonstrating emergency procedures, serving meals and drinks, taking care of special needs passengers, and may be selling duty-free items. You will deal with both routine tasks and exceptional and very challenging situations.

Airline operators conduct flight operations within the SA borders and around the globe and the destinations you will be flying to will depend on the particular operation, which operator you are employed by and the type of aircraft you are licensed to fly on. 

This profession involves unsociable hours and apart from this the work itself can be demanding and trying. The ability to deal with passengers in any situation, in a professional and controlled manner, is therefore very important. Flight attendants are important ambassadors for the airline and country of origin and must therefore present a good image at all times.

A flight attendant should:

o   Have a friendly, spontaneous and caring personality

o   Have a mature and organized approach to work

o   Have an ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure

o   Be self-reliant, independent and team orientated

o   Have the skill to communicate effectively with people of all ages and cultures

o   Have a broad general knowledge and lively interest in current news

o   Have the ability to give sympathetic attention to babies, children, the elderly and disabled.

o   Be contactable at all times

o   Have a reliable means of getting to work at unusual hours

o   Have a valid passport which allows you to travel without restrictions – should you join an airline that flies internationally


Course Requirements:

Flight attendant trainees must:o be 18 years or older and have a Matric / Grade 12 o be fluent in Englisho be able to swim with the aid of a flotation deviceThere are no height or weight restrictions, however, some operators might have a restrictions on height based on the height of the Cabin. (e.g. there is a restriction on a Jetstream of 1.64 m)Note: The cabin crew license entitles the holder to fly South African registered aircraft. A foreign student with a South African license will be subject to regulations of their own country

Additional Notes:

The information session is from 10h00 12h00 on the dates listed below. There is no need to book for this session and no charge. Please arrive timeously as there will only be one session per day. Please bring your Matric certificate (or results form, if your certificate has not been issued yet), ID book and a pen to the screening.Information Session Dates:Friday, January 27th, 2012Friday, February 10, 2012Friday, February 24th, 2012Friday, March 9th, 2012Friday, March 23rd, 2012Friday, April 13th, 2012Thursday, April 26th, 2012Friday, May 11th, 2012Friday, May 25th, 2012Friday, June 8th, 2012Friday, June 22nd, 2012Friday, July 6th, 2012Friday, July 27th, 2012Friday, August 10th, 2012Friday, August 31st, 2012Friday, September 14th, 2012Friday, September 28th, 2012Friday, October 12th, 2012Friday, October 26th, 2012Friday, November 9th, 2012Friday, November 23rd, 2012Friday, December 7th, 2012Friday, December 14th, 2012

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