Testimonials 3 – Beyond and Above – Reviews

Just wanted to let you know that I sent my resume as per your email request approximately 5 days after graduating from your class! Within a few days, I interviewed. Just after that, I was interviewing with a Chief Pilot for a very prestigious and prominent private corporation. He commented that he knew that Beyond & Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training had a superior reputation. I told him it was "THE BEST"!!! The next day, he called me out on my first trip. Your training was invaluable, especially for the catering! I called Silver Lining In-Flight Catering and spoke with Mike who helped me with specifics and welcomed me to come by and visit anytime! The first trip was to Aspen and since it was a weekend, all the flower shops were closed and the Capt. was insistent that we always have flowers on-board. I improvised and made a beautiful arrangement which impressed him enough to ask me to work the 2 week trip to Europe on this beautiful Gulfstream 550! Thanks to you and your training, I was prepared to improvise and be accommodating. I will be leaving for my European trip on August 2nd!!! Right after returning from my first G550 trip to Aspen, I was called out on a G-3 trip to Las Vegas for another prominent client. Thanks Mary Lou....and for all of your instructors, Jeannie and Joe, as well as Silver Lining In-Flight Catering and Air Chef for the invaluable training! I'm off to fly around the world! Thank you so much Mary Lou and Beyond & Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training. I'm enjoying my travels and appreciate all that you've done!!

Fly Safely! Warmest Regards, DENISE

Greetings, my name is Thurston and I initially chose \"Beyond and Above\" due to their close proximity to my home. After thoroughly enjoying and completing the course of instruction, in retrospect, I would have traveled a greater distance to attend! The course was informative and fun, my classmates became friends and the expertise of Mary Lou and her staff made it all come together effortlessly. Flew my first flight two weeks after graduation and the training I received from \"Beyond and Above\" was invaluable. Blue skies to all, Thurston
— Thurston Helms, South Florida
The October program in which I participated far exceeded my significant standards. Unlike many attendees, I had already had many years of in-flight experience, and I especially appreciated that the program added sophistication to my international experience, positioning me to offer the very best services to the discerning owners of private aircraft. I was delighted to have this opportunity, and I look forward to a long training association with Beyond & Above! In fact, I have added a public endorsement to my website at http://www.ConciergeFlight.com
— Trevor Kirkland Johnson, Washington - Baltimore Metro

Thank you for your fabulous corporate flight attendant training classes and sending each and every one of us out into the big blue with confidence, knowledge of what to expect and your unending support.  I appreciate all the job leads you have been sending our way!  I’m on a “reserve” status for one Corporation and interviewing this Wednesday for another Corporate F/A position…I’ll keep you posted of any good news!

Love Heidi Ferrell

Hi my name is Sandra Logan and I attended Beyond&Above Corporate training with Marylou Gallagher in November 2005. The program was educational and so much fun, I was very impressed with the quality of the program and Marylou has a big heart for her candidates, She treated us with first class service and is very caring and attentive, She follows up with Lot's of e-mails for job opportunities and some personal phone calls. I have established a wonderful friendship with Mary Lou and she will always be remembered, I can't Thank her enough for following up on me, This program was definitely the best.

Sincerely, Sandra Logan

After a lot of research I decided to attend the Beyond and Above training in Fort Lauderdale with Mary Lou Gallagher. Not only was it the most cost effective training, impressive schedule, but extremely personable. Mary Lou and her staff were professional and knowledgeable. They gave us all the necessary information needed for entry into the Corporate Aviation World. The CPR, AED, Emergency training was excellent basic generic knowledge that anyone would need. Having been in the commercial aviation industry myself and completed 11 weeks of emergency / first aid training, plus annual checks, I was impressed with the Part 142 qualified trainer Mary Lou uses. The one day training in Culinary Garnishing was a delight, great fun and also extremely necessary in order to be effective in your presentation skills. Mary Lou has been consistent in keeping me up to date with who's hiring and any leads she feels would be fitting to my experience/personality. I would highly recommend the Beyond and Above training.

Susan Calhoun

Greetings from Up North. I can't 'THANK YOU' enough for all the communication since my class training in April 2003. The class alone was a BLAST, very professional put together -very educational. Now you've gone Beyond & Above keeping the door open to any opportunity out there. I realize it's hard as I live in the upper midwest, but you are so determined to give all you can for me - and other class members as well. The culinary part of the job did scare me, but with your training I feel I can master anything and everything! Thanks for the training, the communication and follow up - no other training course can "TOP" you. It's a pleasure.

Sincerely, Sandy Giere

Mary Lou Gallagher's Beyond and Above, corporate flight attendant training program is not only enjoyable, but challenging and informative. I appreciate the fact that all needed certifications, CPR, AED and most importantly, all FAA emergency training is included in the package. I am thoroughly prepared to start work as a corporate flight attendant with no separate and costly emergency training courses, such as FACTS. Additionally, following graduation, Mary Lou continues to followup with students and assists in finding jobs.

I have done quite a bit of research on various corporate flight attendant schools and their programs, before selecting Beyond and Above. I know of no other company offering a program as comprehensive as Mary Lou's. So if you are looking to begin a career as a corporate flight attendant, start with Beyond and Above, you won't regret it.

Kathy B

Mary Lou, I have to thank you for the excellent class experience. I was so glad that we finally got together and I have to pass along the great news. I just completed my first day with Flight Options. I contacted them after I got my new resume completed with the info regarding your seminars and they called me back in for another interview last week and I got my call just last evening asking when I could report to work which was today!!! I could not have done it with out you and your great team. Thank you for helping me pursue my dream. Take care and be sure and tell everyone hello for me. This was the best investment in my future that I could have made.



When I decided to make the move last year I contacted 3 corporate training schools. Only one of them bothered to get back to me: MaryLou Gallagher of Beyond and Above. Her course was very thorough and FAA approved. Her staff covered everything. She NEVER promised employment after the course but she regularly sends me info on who is interviewing. I consider it money well spent.


Mary Lou gets my admiration. I plan on exploring her program for training when my time to renew comes up.


I've been to her school too. Everything you need to become or stay certified is covered and she does it in style! She is very good about sending off leads!

Jet Cavalier

Dear Mary Lou, First and foremost, I want to thank you for all the wonderful e-mails with job opennings! I can't tell you how excited I am to get started flying corporate. You're training was first class all the way! And what I find so wonderful about you, is that you just don't leave people hanging by pushing them out the door once the training was finished. It's obvious that you truly care about everyone and you want them to prosper. I think I was expecting to get a little generic kind of email once a month. You've floored me!

Take care of yourself and continue to keep in touch.

Shekila Lockwood