Head FAPA Instructor
Lia Volpe is the Founder and President of Flight Attendant Prep Academy. She has worked for both Regional and Major Airlines and has been in the industry for over 13+ years. She has extensive training in In-flight instruction and was an IOE Instructor for many years at Mesa Airlines.
She graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Communication. She is the pioneer and creator of Jet Line Clothing, a Clothing line for Flight Attendants and Pilots started in 2008. It has been featured in 3 Airplane Magazines and is currently sold in 5 Major Airports across the Country.
Her passion and enthusiasm for educating, guiding and empowering others has made her a Leader and Trusted Advisor in the Airline Industry. She has developed relationships with numerous Airlines, establishing connections providing her graduates first class access to an In-flight position. With a 90% placement rate, her program success speaks for itself.
FUN FACT: Lia V’s industry presence led her to a consulting role for the major motion picture “Baggage Claim”. She was also a featured extra playing the role of a Flight Attendant in the film.
Dominic Brisson, an Instructor at Flight Attendant Prep Academy is currently a Flight Attendant for 15 years and Counting. He is one of the Most Senior Flight Attendants at Mesa Airlines and has been recognized as “Flight Attendant of the Year”. His passion for teaching and extensive In-flight experience has made him an invaluable asset to the FAPA Team.
Dominic B. also compliments and supports this program as he understands the benefits of attending an In-Flight Training Program in Ontario, California. Upon Graduation, he was assisted with an Airline Interview where he was placed with his current Regional Airline he is flying with today.
FUN FACT: Dominic B. loves practicing Martial Arts and is currently a Tang Soo Do Master with a 2nd Degree Black Belt.
Christina Kronenbitter (Mason)
Christina Kronenbitter (also well known as Christina Mason) is our newest addition to our FAPA Team and will be an incredible asset to Flight Attendant Prep Academy. Christie has been a Flight Attendant for over 14+ years and brings instrumental experience and knowledge to our class. She started her Flight Attendant Career with Freedom Airlines where she was certified and flew the very first CRJ 700 and 900’s. She was then transferred to Mesa Airlines where she is currently flying as an American Eagle Flight Attendant.
She is currently based in Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) as well as assisted TDY (Temporary Duty) in Chicago, IL (ORD), Nashville, TN (BNA), Charlotte, NC (CLT), Houston, TX – Intercontinental (IAH), Denver, CO (DEN), Washington DC-Dulles (IAD) and Hawaii (HNL)
She is currently a mentor to all new hires at Mesa Airlines and takes great pride in her position as a Senior Flight Attendant. She has traveled to 46 States and has been all over Canada, Mexico and The Caribbean.
FUN FACT – She is originally from a small town called Hood River, Oregon but moved to Phoenix to become a Flight Attendant for Mesa Airlines. She also attended the same program Dominic B attended before she became a Flight Attendant in Vancouver, Washington.