Tag: training

The Importance of Being (Refresh)ed

Posted by Sean H. on 03.28.14

Virgin America’s annual Refresh program is in full swing with more than 1,300 of the company’s 2,700 teammates already having attended the two-day event. Everyone from pilots and InFlight teammates (ITMs) to our airport-based guest services teammates (GSTs), to our maintenance team and our headquarters staff, is brought together to re-group, refocus and reconnect. During...

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Virgin America Flight Simulator Experience

Posted by Madhu U. on 01.10.14

Virgin America pilots take us for a ride in the flight simulator. Watch how the outside of  the simulator moves as it responds to take-offs and landings. We talked to Capt. Christopher Owens, our chief instructor pilot, about how Virgin America uses our flight simulator. For those of you not familiar with professional flight simulators,...

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Posted by John C. on 05.01.12

A lot of companies offer some form of an annual employee training session. I’ve endured my fair share, usually within the type of hotel conference rooms you may find off an interstate, delightfully accented with dusty faux flowers and those comfortable chairs with stained wool upholstery. I wasn’t that surprised that Virgin America’s version of...

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