Program: Day 1Wednesday April 6, 2022 | 8 am - 5 pm
Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided Onsite
9 -10 am – Managing Stress and Wellbeing in a (Post) COVID World – presented by Desiree Perez, Certified Professional Executive Leadership Coach
As aviation professionals we often deal with the inevitable stress of the fast pace and constant change of our industry, and we must develop skills to cope with these situations in a healthy way. Today’s climate of complexity adds to what are difficult circumstances, and Desiree will provide a framework for which to tackle stressors like your job, your surroundings and your relationships. This session will provide you with effective strategies on how to manage and reduce stress as well as increase your overall wellbeing so that you can be the best professional version of yourself that you can be.
10-10:30 am – Break
10:30 - 11:30 am – Trip Logistics 101: Know Before You Go – panel discussion by Risako Suzuki, Dodie Thomas and Creighton Anderson
This experienced panel will discuss the roles and responsibilities of flight attendants and flight technicians within different types of operations and flight departments. Collectively this panel has done it all, and they are eager to share contextual ideas and relevant experience to elevate your trip logistics knowledge base as a cabin crewmember.
10 - 11:30 am – Lead Flight Attendant Breakout Session – Moderated by Shannon Weidekamp of Crew Aviation
The Lead Flight Attendant Forum is to educate, share and discuss issues Leads/Managers face. This peer-to-peer exchange is an excellent opportunity for you to meet with industry counterparts from around the country who share similar job duties and responsibilities. Join the discussion for COVID policies and procedures, vaccination/testing requirements, annual budgets, taxes, insurance, HR concerns and more. Who should attend: Lead FA’s or FT’s, FA Managers, Departments with a Single FA, Those considering a management position within the industry.
11:30 am - 1 pm – Networking and Lunch
1 - 2 pm – Trip Logistics 102: Pre-Trip Planning and Trip Organization – panel discussion by Karen Hall, Lesley Revuelto and Dodie Thomas
Expert panelists discuss the start-to-finish of trip preparation, from a trip’s inception to its completion. This panel will share checklists, discuss budgeting and share information on menu creation, pre-flight preparation, en route restock, as well as post-flight organization and planning. Whether you are just entering the industry or you have years of experience, you will be sure to walk away from this session with new tools and ideas to make your next trip more polished and organized.
2 - 2:30 pm – Break
2:30 - 4 pm – Flightess and the Art of the Welcome Table: Flowers, Presentation and Plating – presented by Jamie Gibson
Jamie Gibson has rewritten the status quo of inflight hospitality with her brand and business, Flightess. Flightess specializes in the innovation of onboard service and has swiftly electrified cabin crew from all over the world with her grace, professionalism and plethora of inflight service tips and tricks. During this session, Jamie will demonstrate how to source and create thoughtful floral designs and canapés for a modern welcome table while focusing on space and time restraints surrounding service onboard the aircraft. Additionally, she will share innovative presentation and plating ideas to level up your next inflight hospitality experience. You will walk away with easy tips and tricks to create beautiful and sophisticated floral and culinary combinations.
4 - 5pm – Day End Networking
Be sure to bring your business cards to share with new contacts while reconnecting with old friends. All panelists and speakers from the day will be in attendance with the program attendees and look forward to meeting and networking with you.
7:30 - 10:30 pm – Post Dinner Evening Social – at the Marina Del Rey Marriott
Cash bar; Get your groove on with a dance party high above Marina Del Rey. Entertainment by DJ EZ Beatz
Program: Day 2Thursday April 7, 2022 | 9am - 5pm
Lunch Provided Onsite
10 - 11 am – Connectivity with Satcom – presented by Jason Rigby from Satcom
No internet connection inflight can seem like a crisis to passengers and a headache for the crew. Learn the ins and outs about how your Satcom system works. Jason will discuss valuable troubleshooting tips to assist you with your next inflight connectivity issue without panic, so that you can get back to do what you do best – providing exception inflight service, safety and hospitality.11 - 11:30am – Break11:30 - 12:30 pm – Safety and Security in Today’s World – presented by Daniel Foust from Corporate Aviation Security International, LLC
Crews and passengers alike are experiencing increased safety and security issues worldwide, especially those utilizing private aviation for travel. In this session, Daniel Foust from Corporate Aviation Security International provides expert insight to evolving and expanding global threats and what you can do to prevent, or properly react, to dangerous situations. FAFTS attendees will learn avoidance strategies and suggested responses to security threats that present themselves in uncertain and unfamiliar travel environments.12:30 - 2pm – Networking and Lunch
2 - 3 pm – Drug, Alcohol and Mental Health Awareness & Assistance – presented by Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program
The past two years have been stressful for most. This engaging presentation will discuss awareness of drug, alcohol and mental health related challenges as well as provide resources for those struggling with, or experiencing these challenges. While this topic can certainly be uncomfortable to discuss, knowing the signs and symptoms can dramatic aid in getting people the help they need to recover. Lack of awareness and resources can too often be tragic and with open and honest conversation, those tragedies can be avoidable.3 - 3:30pm – Break3:30 - 4:30 pm – FAFT Summit Town Hall – a Q & A with Summit Speakers
A space for summit attendees to dive deeper into speaker presentations with an end of summit Q & A session.4:30 - 5 pm – Farewell Networking
Stay and mingle with session speakers and bid farewell to your fellow FAFTS